2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Kia Optima

January 30th, 2019 by

Check out the 2019 Ford Fusion at Sheridan Ford in Wilmington, DE. Learn more about the 2019 Fusion’s features and capabilities and compare it to that of the 2019 Kia Optima.

  • Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™
  • FordPass Connect™
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist


Ford Co-Pilot360™ is now available in the 2019 Ford Fusion. This is a comprehensive package of driver-assist technologies that provide back-up while driving. These include:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)— a system that applies the brakes to avoid slower vehicles ahead
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) — alerts driver of vehicles in their blind spot
  • Lane-Keeping System — helps driver stay in their lane
  • Rear view camera — allows driver to see what’s behind them while reversing
  • Automatic high-beam lighting


The engine options in the 2019 Ford Fusion deliver more power than the engine options in the 2019 Kia Optima.

Engine Horsepower Torque
Fusion SE/SEL 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. 181 185 lbs.-ft.
Fusion 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. 240 270 lbs.-ft.
Fusion Sport 2.7 turbo V6 325 380 lbs.-ft.
Optima 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. 185 178 lbs.-ft.
Optima SX 2.0 turbo 4 cyl 245 260 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend, the Fusion’s 2.0-L turbo 4-cylinder engine takes 6.8 seconds to go from 0-60 mph (compared to the Kia Optima’s SX 2.0-L turbo 4-cylinder engine taking 7.3 seconds).

The 2019 Fusion is ready to take on all road conditions with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. This feature comes standard on the V6 Sport trim model, and is optional on the SE, SEL and Titanium trim models. In inclement circumstances, such as rain and snow, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive monitors the road for any changes, and sends power maintain traction as needed.

The 2019 Ford Fusion also has many capabilities that help you handle the road with better precision and ease, such as Driver Adjustable Shock Absorbers and Drift Compensation Steering. Additionally, the 2019 Fusion also features Enhanced Active Park Assist, which helps you perfectly maneuver into a parallel parking spot.

Other Features

The 2019 Fusion is equipped with active noise cancellation, which blocks all outside noise, like wind and engine sounds, out. The Ford also features active grille shutters, which help reduce air flow when less engine cooling is needed, which helps further improve fuel economy.

The 2019 Fusion acts as an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing up to 10 devices to connect from up to 50 feet outside of the vehicle thanks to FordPass Connect™ technology.

The 2019 Ford Fusion also has an unlimited mile corrosion warranty (100,000 miles for the Optima), a locking glove box, an exterior key pad system, a cap-less fueling system and side mirrors that dim to help minimize the glare from other headlights.

If you find 2019 Ford Fusion a better fit than the 2019 Kia Optima, stop by Sheridan Ford to take a test drive. Our team is happy to help you and answer all of your questions about the 2019 Fusion.