The new 2015 model of Ford Fusion is likely to see changes in its exterior paint, wheel styles and different trim levels. Moreover, it is now certain that a new model of Kia Optima is yet to be launched after being spotted during test runs. Since both of these models belong to the sedan market it is only natural to compare them.
A big redesign is expected for 2015 Kia Optima while the 2015 Ford Fusion will receive few changes to make it more competitive on the market. Improvements that these models will offer will be distinctive since the manufactures are different. There are speculations that Kia Optima will use LED technology for the headlights not forgetting a new bumper design. Nonetheless, it’s yet to be confirmed if the vehicle will be sold in showrooms worldwide or if it come to only few selected markets.
Read on to identify the differences when comparing the 2015 Ford Fusion Vs 2015 KIA Optima. This will certainly allow you to get the better insight in the offer of these two models and potentials that they have.
The exterior design of the 2015 Ford Fusion is not so different from the current Ford models. The interior of this vehicle will be created with usage of high quality materials, though there are reports suggesting that the front seats will be tight as it is with the current model. Whiplash protecting headrests are likely to be present in this model. Some of the other features include: MyFord touch multimedia system, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, heated back seats, etc.
2015 Ford Fusion Vs 2015 KIA Optima
From the spy shots of the 2015 Kia model, the following are some of the features so far confirmed: fog lights, an 8 inch touch display, blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors and cross traffic alert. We are sure that the features list will be significantly longer but we will have to wait slightly longer to get additional details.
Under the hood, the Ford Fusion 2015 model will have a 1.5l EcoBoost turbo engine with a 24 mpg city, 36mpg highway and 20 mpg combined rating. There is also an option of a 1.6l or 2.0l engine. The 1.6l EcoBoost turbo engine is ranked as follows: 25 mpg city, 37 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined with a 6 speed transmission. The 2.0 l turbo 4 engine with automatic transmission has a 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined rating. With an all-wheel drive the rating is: 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined. There are hybrid versions available for this model and it is expected that it returns about 42 mpg combined. Power output will range from 175 tp 240 hp depending on the engine that is chosen
There is still no information concerning the engine specifications of the Kia Optima. It might probably be a slight modification of the current 2.4l engine capable of producing 200hp. There is a high possibility that the vehicle will have a 6 speed auto gearbox. A major improvement is expected in mpg rate and fuel economy. Details about other engines and hybrid powertrain that is also a possibility are not delivered.
Comparison Of 2015 KIA Optima And 2015 Ford Fusion
The 2015 Ford Fusion will be available in show rooms from summer of 2014 and will likely cost around $24,000. The previous model of Kia Optima was sold for less than $22,000; the expected price of the 2015 model will be slightly higher than that with sales starting early next year.