We Put the Kia Optima Against its Top Competitors for Your Benefit, Here at Liberty Kia!


before you fully commit to a loan or lease agreement on your next sedan model, you deserve to have all the knowledge you can acquire at your fingertips before you decide which sedan is right for your needs. After all, next to a new house or new appliances, a new car can be one of the biggest purchases that you will make in your life, so you deserve to have all the right resources at your fingertips, so you can make an informed decision. Now that you are considering a new Kia car from Liberty Kia, we want to ensure you know exactly what you are getting into, which is why we opt for transparency and put our top Kia vehicles to the test against their worthy competition. As an example, let us show you where the Kia Optima stacks up against a few other well-known mid-sized sedans of its class, so you can decide if this is your next dream car. Our dealership is located right here in Ramsey, NJ and we are located just 20 minutes outside of Fair Lawn!


Kia Optima vs Toyota Camry


We begin these detailed explorations with the all-new Toyota Camry. Toyota is one brand which people all throughout the country recognize for its reliability and great style, but when it comes to conveniences, interior space, and savings, you might find that the Camry falls short over the Kia Optima. When you need to really get the most out of your sedan, the Kia Optima will be there, with lots of protection and conveniences for a lower starting price!

  • The all-new Kia Optima starts out at $22,900 which is almost $740 lower than the beginning price of the Toyota Camry, allowing frugal drivers to save where they can.
  • While the Optima begins at a lower starting price, you will notice how its many warranties, provided by the Kia brand, keep your investment well-protected from depreciation and damage, in the unlikely event that either occurs along the way. The Kia Basic Warranty covers a wide variety of systems on the Optima for 60 months or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first) and its powertrain warranty covers related engine/transmission components for 120-months or 120,000 miles. Whereas, the basic warranty from Toyota lasts for about 36 months or 36,00 miles and its powertrain warranty lasts for 60 months or 60,000 miles.
  • No matter which trim level of the Kia Optima you choose, you will find some conveniences available on the outside and inside of the sedan which you might not find one other sedans such as the Toyota Camry. Such available features include a multi-adjustable power driver's seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, power heated exterior mirrors, and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for the automatic transmission.
  • When it comes to safety, both of these sedans are pretty equally matched, however, the Kia Optima comes standard with front adjustable headrests and a higher rating in Front Crash prevention by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • Finally, the Kia Optima comes out well ahead of the Toyota Camry when it comes to interior space, with an unprecedented 120 cubic feet of total passenger volume, about as much space as you will find on the average mid-sized SUV, with a little bit more cubic feet of cargo volume when bringing luggage out to Mahwah. The Toyota Camry has about 100 cubic feet of passenger volume with a cargo volume that is almost 2 cubic feet less than that of the Kia Optima.

Kia Optima vs Ford Fusion


Next up, we come to the Ford Fusion, one of the more well-known mid-sized sedans of the Ford Lineup. This brand is known as a staple of American culture, with their cars, trucks, and SUVs reflecting a lot of powertrain, performance, and professionalism. However, when it comes to their practicality and long-term reliability, Ford often falls behind its competitors as well, which is where the Kia Optima comes in to pick up the slack.

  • As with the Toyota Camry, the passenger volume of the Kia Optima comes out above most other mid-sized sedans of its class, including the Ford Fusion. The Fusion has about 103 cubic feet of passenger volume which is slightly more than the Camry, yet still falls drastically short of the Kia Optima sedan.
  • The Kia Optima comes out well ahead of the Ford Fusion where fuel efficiency is concerned and can travel an EPA-estimated 24 miles to the gallon in the city and 33 milers per gallon on the highway, with a fuel tank capacity of almost 19 gallons. The new Ford fusion can travel an EPA-estimated 21 miles to the gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway, with a fuel capacity of 16.5 gallons, making the Optima the better choice for the daily drive to Chestnut Ridge, NY.
  • While both sedans have received high accolades for safety in the past, the Ford Fusion has fallen short in recent years, with lower ratings on its headlight strength and the accessibility of its rear child safety seat anchors.
  • The warranties of the Ford Fusion last for about as long as those of Toyota, with its basic warranty covering the sedan for 36 months or 36,000 miles and its powertrain warranty lasting for 60 months or 60,000 miles. Whereas, the warranties provided by Kia keep the Optima covered for almost twice the length of time, giving you access to repairs and routine maintenance at zero deductible for as long as possible.
  • Something that assists fuel efficiency immensely is the overall weight of the vehicle itself, known as its curb weight; the more lightweight vehicle will almost always save more fuel in the long run. The Ford Fusion weighs in at 3,411 pounds, despite its lower passenger volume, and weighs almost 200 pounds more than the Kia Optima.

Stop by Liberty Kia to Learn More Today!


If you are quite convinced of all that the Kia Optima can do for you, then come test drive one here at Liberty Kia! We look forward to meeting you!


Liberty Kia

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