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2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Ford Fusion in Chicago, IL

2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Ford Fusion in Chicago, IL

Pictured above is the 2020 Kia Optima with available options. 

Seeking a new set of wheels that can keep your energy up whether you’re driving to work in the morning or are on a late-night road trip? If so, swing by Evergreen Kia whenever you can to take a look at the 2020 Kia Optima, as this midsize sedan has plenty of power rumbling at its heart. And, to prove that it’s got what it takes to outpace the competition, we’ve pitted it up against the 2020 Ford Fusion.

Performance

We’ll kick this comparison off the right way by taking a look at the engines of both of these rides. The 2020 Optima rockets out of the gates at incredible speeds thanks to its standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. When you hit the accelerator, you’d better hold on tight because you’ll fly down Interstate 90 to the tune of 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque. Even more impressive is the fact that the Optima doesn’t sacrifice efficiency for its verve since it gets a boastworthy 25/35/29 MPG city/hwy/combined1 fuel economy rating. Things are much less exciting when you turn your attention to the Ford, as it can only produce 175 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque from its standard 2.5L iVCT 4-cylinder system. Additionally, it will have you stopping at the pump far more frequently with its 21/31/24 MPG city/hwy/combined2.

Interior

Moving right along, we arrive at the interior of the 2020 Kia Optima, a segment that this sedan once again beats out its competitor in. That’s because it comes standard with an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with 2-way lumbar support. And, for a bit more luxury, you’ll be able to spring for an available 12-way adjustable option. In comparison, the Fusion’s standard trim only provides 6-way adjustability that can be upgraded to a less-flexible 10-way power chair. Plus, the Optima offers a bit more space to kick back and relax in—a fact proven by the 104.8 cubic ft. of available passenger volume. Guests in the Fusion might feel a bit cramped with only 102.8 cubic ft for the same dimension.

Technology

Kia has always been known for their innovative vehicles, so it should come as no surprise that the 2020 Optima is suited up with a long list of advanced features. Right off the bat, it comes with a standard 8-inch touchscreen3, which completely blows the Fusion’s standard 4.2-inch display out of the water. On top of that, the sedan from Kia stands out with its standard 6-speaker audio setup, which will pump out your favorite tunes in pristine quality. Unfortunately, for fans of the Ford Fusion, they’ll have to put up with a smaller 4-speaker stereo. Last but not least, the Optima provides a Parking Distance Warning-Reverse4 system, so you’ll be notified when you’re nearing an object you can’t see behind you. While the Fusion can be similarly equipped, you’ll have to pay extra for this technology.

After reading about this matchup between the 2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Ford Fusion in Chicago, IL, we think you’ll agree with us at Evergreen Kia that the former wins the crown. See it today during our accommodating business hours.


Touchscreen in the 2020 Optima

Sunroof in the 2020 Optima

2020 Kia Optima

2020 Ford Fusion

  • 185 horsepower
  • 178 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Standard 8-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • 104.8 cubic ft. of passenger volume
  • Standard 6-speaker stereo
  • 175 horsepower
  • 175 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Standard 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat
  • 102.8 cubic ft. of passenger volume
  • Standard 4-speaker stereo

2020 Ford Focus

Pictured above is the 2020 Ford Fusion with available options. 

2020 Kia Optima EX


2020 Kia Optima

Starting at $27,190.00

0% APR
66
Months

KMF Low APR Program (2020 Kia Optima EX)
Expires 09/08/2020

66 monthly payments of $15.15 for each $1,000 borrowed.

Additional Vehicle Information

Crash-Test Ratings

2020 Kia Optima 4 DR FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star

Sales Hours

​800-211-3116

Contact Information


Awards

Award
Best Cars for the Money: Finalist (2020 Model)
- US News

Dealership Information

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III ULEV70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes
  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Exterior
  • Interior

Comfort

Convenience Features

Power activated trunk/hatch sensor-activated
Wireless charging station front
Adaptive stop and go cruise control semi-automatic
Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
Adaptive cruise control
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front, rear
Multi-function remote illuminated entry, panic alarm, proximity entry system, trunk release
Cargo area light
Power steering
Retained accessory power
Power windows lockout button
Courtesy lights door
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, voice control
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) 12V front and rear
Assist handle rear, front
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Rearview mirror auto-dimming
Storage front seatback, sunglasses holder, door pockets, accessory hook

Comfort Features

Cargo area floor mat carpet
Shift knob trim leather
Center console trim simulated wood
Steering wheel trim leather
Door trim simulated wood
Armrests rear folding, rear center with cupholders
Interior accents chrome, woodgrain
Floor material carpet
Door sill trim scuff plate

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row
Air filtration

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Cross traffic alert rear
Driver attention alert system
Pre-collision warning system audible warning, visual warning, pedestrian detection
Lane keeping assist
Automatic emergency braking front pedestrian
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Impact sensor door unlock
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Emergency interior trunk release
Camera system rearview
Impact absorbing bumpers
Parking sensors rear
Blind spot safety sensor/alert
Lane deviation sensors
Crumple zones front, rear

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Knee airbags driver
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear

Security

Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors

Mirrors

Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated
Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding

Technology

Audio System

Radio voice operated, touch screen display, AM/FM
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Internet radio app Pandora
Antenna type diversity, mast
Total speakers 6
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

Telematics

Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Smart device app function vehicle location, maintenance status, horn/light operation, maintenance scheduling
Driver assistance app roadside assistance
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Phone hands free

In Car Entertainment

Connected in-car apps Google POIs, Google search, app marketplace integration
Infotainment UVO, Apple CarPlay ready, Android Auto ready
Infotainment screen size 8 in.

Instrumentation

Instrument cluster screen size 3.5 in.
Trip computer
Driver information system
Clock
Gauge tachometer
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Warnings and reminders low oil level, low fuel level, low washer fluid, maintenance due, tire fill alert

Mechanical

Drivetrain

Drive mode selector
Axle ratio 3.17

Brakes

Rear brake type disc
Rear brake diameter 11.2
Front brake diameter 12.6
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes
Electronic parking brake auto off

Suspension

Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Rear shock type gas
Front shock type gas

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Engine

Alternator 130 amps
Battery saver
Battery rating 800 CCA

Exterior

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights
Taillights LED, rear center
Headlights auto high beam dimmer, auto delay off, auto on/off, halogen

Tires and Rims

Tire type all season
Wheels painted alloy
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Spare tire kit tire sealant, inflator kit

Windows

Window defogger rear
Front wipers variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse
Solar-tinted glass
Laminated glass acoustic

Exterior Features

Front bumper color body-color
Door handle color chrome
Mirror color body-color
Exhaust tip color chrome
Grille color chrome surround, black
Rear bumper color body-color
Exhaust dual tip
Rocker panel color body-color
Window trim black

Interior

Seats

Driver seat power adjustments height, 10, lumbar, reclining
Passenger seat manual adjustments height, 6, reclining
Passenger seat heated
Driver seat heated
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Rear seat folding split
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Front seat type bucket
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench
Upholstery leather-trimmed

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point
Emergency locking retractors front

Steering

Turns lock-to-lock 2.8

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type FWD

Seating

Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 39.8 in
Head Room (rear) 37.8 in
Hip Room (front) 56 in
Hip Room (rear) 56 in
Shoulder Room (front) 58.1 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 56.4 in
Leg Room (front) 45.5 in
Leg Room (rear) 35.6 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 191.1 in
Width 73.2 in
Width (without mirrors) 73.2 in
Height 57.7 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Track Width (front) 63.1 in
Track Width (rear) 63.4 in

Measurements of Weight

Curb Weight 3285 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft
Passenger Volume 104.8 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Aerodynamic Drag 0.27 Cd
Turning Circle 35.8 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 18.5 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type 215/55R17 94V
Front Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.0 in
Rear Tire Type 215/55R17 94V
Rear Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.0 in

Testimonials

Thank You for Experience

Bennie Taylor
3-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I want to thank both Bennie Taylor and Myself for their straightforward and pleasant purchase experience. Thank you for being flexible and adapting to the challenges we’re presented at the moment. It’s greatly appreciated and I look forward to working with you and the Evergreen Kia team in the future.

Thank you!

Jannette H.
9-15-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Evergreen Kia's service dept and Bryan are awesome. They fixed an unusual AC issue with my 2017 Kia Sportage and then did factory maintenance without being asked and for free. Thanks, Evergreen Kia!

Excellent customer service!!

A Macon
7-14-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had to be towed for repairs. Another Kia dealer was closer but when I called they were so cold and told me they weren't sure when they could get to me. Called Evergreen KIA was greeted by a voice with a smile. Once I arrived everyone was professional and polite. They assessed the problem, explain the cost and I was in and out. Thank you Evergreen KIA

"Lifetime Customer"

Bonnie
10-17-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Didn't think I would be able to actually walk out with a new vehicle, Gary and Matt helped me achieve that. They got me just what I wanted within my budget. Was there for only an hour. They are really genuine! If you need a vehicle within your budget go see Gary and Matt they can get you what you want! I highly recommend.. Thank you!

"Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! "

Fford5
8-11-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I bought my first car the other day and I'm so excited. Everyone was so nice and helpful! Keep up the good work guys!

Thanks again

Shawn W.
9-30-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Have purchased two cars from them. Each time was actually pleasant. I hate buying cars. The best part was the paperwork was done in about ten min, not two hours like normal Left the dealership both times feeling like I received a great deal I have used their service dept as well. Rick communicated extremely well. Let me know what was going on each step of the way. Highest recommendation

"Love this dealership"

Kim p
11-13-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Staff was very helpful. Service department knowledgeable, and quick to assist . Have recommended 5 other people to purchase a car at Kia of Evergreen. I look forward to my next visit. And will encourage anyone looking to buy a car go to Kia of Evergreen. You get much more for the money.

"Love my new forte"

wandahicks59
8-23-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was so satisfied with my sales associate Brian Binder,I knew I was getting the car before I came in,Brian let me know before I sit all day and waste my time,he was one of the nicest people there,so my experience was excellant with evergreen Kia.I gotta go by and treat Brian to lunch "thanks"

"wonderful experience great service"

shykia610
12-8-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great Service friendly people very helpful great deals I recommend everyone to try Evergreen Kia for all auto service needs. Reply to all there surveys with ten please.

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Current Inventory

There are currently no 2020 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory

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1. EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

2. Actual mileage will vary.

3. Warning: Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control that may lead to an accident, severe personal injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of a vehicle, and use of any handheld devices, other equipment, or vehicle systems which take the driver’s eyes, attention and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never be used during operation of the vehicle.

4. Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R) is not a substitute for proper and safe parking procedures. The rear sensors may not identify every object behind the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution when parking.