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Ford Fusion vs. Kia Optima MPG

Chart is based on 645 fuel economy reports for the Ford Fusion and 150 fuel economy reports for the Kia Optima.

Ford Fusion MPG

Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2015 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2015 92.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2015 42.3 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2014 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2014 37.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2014 35.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2014 68.5 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2014 41.0 MPG Highway Percentage 84 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2013 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2013 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2013 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2013 85.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2013 46.4 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2012 29.6 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2011 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2011 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2011 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2011 37.5 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 30.3 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2010 42.0 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2009 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2009 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2009 32.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2008 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2008 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2008 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2008 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2007 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2007 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2007 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2007 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2006 23.9 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2006 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Ford Fusion Ford Fusion 2006 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 20 0 80 70 25.0  
2015 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 10 20 40 30 70 92.2  
2015 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 0 5 10 85 75 42.3  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns light none 0 0 20 80 65 27.6  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 5 20 75 75 37.0  
2014 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 5 10 80 75 35.0  
2014 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 2 8 27 63 65 68.5  
2014 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 0 12 5 84 70 41.0  
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 13 43 43 75 28.9  
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 4 11 34 51 71 30.7  
2013 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 15 20 35 30 110 23.5  
2013 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
hills med none 5 20 20 55 65 85.7  
2013 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 3 14 58 25 50 46.4  
2012 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 4 10 2 83 106 29.6  
2011 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 18 23 17 42 77 22.7  
2011 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 12 5 43 40 67 23.7  
2011 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 6 10 25 60 68 28.8  
2011 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 24 10 8 59 92 37.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 2 24 35 39 70 22.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 13 31 17 39 62 18.7  
2010 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 18 23 50 70 23.2  
2010 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 5 30 63 70 24.3  
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 6 14 28 51 73 30.3  
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 1 6 37 56 72 29.3  
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 3 34 27 36 68 42.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 3 23 23 50 80 23.3  
2009 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 4 14 20 62 63 27.6  
2009 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 3 9 14 75 67 32.5  
2008 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 31 16 43 72 23.2  
2008 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 7 29 26 37 86 22.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 3 15 12 70 68 26.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 8 19 14 59 74 27.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 13 6 11 71 73 25.9  
2007 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 10 24 22 44 71 20.2  
2007 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 20 48 26 79 26.6  
2007 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 16 16 15 54 65 27.4  
2006 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 4 10 34 52 86 23.9  
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 14 30 51 69 29.2  
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 8 26 32 35 66 27.0  

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Kia Optima MPG

Kia Optima Kia Optima 2016 39.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2013 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2013 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2013 32.5 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2012 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2012 32.3 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2011 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2011 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2011 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2010 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2010 36.2 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2009 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2008 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2008 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2007 29.5 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2007 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2006.5 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2006.5 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2006.5 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2005 12.1 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2004 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
hills light light 6 0 14 80 67 39.0  
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 24 21 56 69 25.5  
2013 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 32 14 54 83 27.1  
2013 4dr Sedan 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 2 13 15 71 102 32.5  
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 4 18 39 39 72 25.6  
2012 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 4 20 76 69 32.3  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 5 28 68 70 28.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 4 7 21 67 66 28.7  
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 5 20 75 75 30.0  
2010 4dr Sedan 194-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 10 70 20 75 20.0  
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 63 36.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 12 16 67 65 29.1  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 20 60 10 10 60 26.3  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 30 15 30 25 75 26.2  
2007 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 7 13 3 78 108 29.5  
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 1 36 48 15 63 23.2  
2006.5 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 6 4 33 58 66 24.6  
2006.5 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 18 16 9 56 63 28.9  
2006.5 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 60 30.0  
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills lead light 5 95 0 0 0 12.1  
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 70 30.0  

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Ford Fusion vs. Kia Optima MPG

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
42.3 mpg since new. 85% highway, 10% suburban, 5% city. A/C always on, careful but not "multimiler" driving. see full Ford Fusion review
2013 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have close to 3000 miles on this car and the last 2 gas fill ups have been 22.6 mpg which is slightly higher then the EPA city rating. Being that it is still winter & all my driving so far has been city driving I am very satisfied with the gas mileage. see full Ford Fusion review
2012 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I generaly get 23-24 miles per gallon in town and 29-34 miles per gallon on the interstate. That beats all other cars I have owned..probably more that 20. see full Ford Fusion review
2011 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Over 40 MPG in the city. see full Ford Fusion review
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Up to 35 mpg on the Highway. see full Ford Fusion review
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Was looking for a hybrid. Based on magazine reviews, I narrowed it to this or a Prius. see full Ford Fusion review
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
35 miles per see full Ford Fusion review
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
The Fusion Hybrid when driven as outlined in the owner’s manual rewards you with the best in class fuel economy which is far above the advertized mileage for the car. The car has great power which is on par with the V6 version of the same car. I now have see full Ford Fusion review
2009 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
I average a respectable 23+ miles per gallon in the city. 30+ on the highway. see full Ford Fusion review
2008 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
vey respectable, especially the highway mpg see full Ford Fusion review
Ford Fusion Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
18.5mpg, vs 22mpg rated city driving. Not disatisfied. Really like the car, so don't care. see full Ford Fusion review
2011 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My primary complaint with the vehicle as a whole definitely comes down to fuel economy. I've owned several other vehicles that should generally be less economical that actually are almost the same. My primary example is one of my previous cars, a supercharged 1996 Buick Park Avenue. Overall average fuel economy with that Buick was about 20, with 70% city driving. Overall fuel economy with my V6 3.0 Fusion is...about 20 with the same driving conditions. Its to be noted that car's posted fuel economy figures for highway driving aren't really attainable. 240 HP in a midsize car isn't bad...but I sometimes wish I'd gotten the 4 cylinder. see full Ford Fusion review
2010 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
17mpg city driving. see full Ford Fusion review
2009 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The non-hybrid four is pushing a lot of weight, so its city mileage suffers. see full Ford Fusion review
2008 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
The city fuel economy is lower than advertised (11.4l/100km with average speed of 32kmh). see full Ford Fusion review
2007 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Poor with AWD see full Ford Fusion review
2007 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Fuel economy is OK, this is an error see full Ford Fusion review
2007 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
It does not lead the pack, in fact ford needs to fix the pack of power and having higher than average fuel consumption. see full Ford Fusion review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Kia Optima

Kia Optima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 Many auto makers are substituting turbocharged fours for V6s because of their theoretically superior fuel economy. The Kia Optima SXL earns EPA ratings of 22 mpg city, 34 highway. The similarly turbo-foured Ford Fusion comes close, 22/33. The most fuel efficient V6, in the new Honda Accord, manages 21/34 without paddle shifters, but 21/32 with them. Trip computer numbers suggest a one-to-two mpg advantage for the Kia in real-world suburban driving--perhaps too close to call since these devices aren't terribly precise. Figure just under 20 with a heavy foot, mid-20s if you resist the temptation, and just over 30 with a very light foot and luck with the lights. All of these figures are with the engine warmed up. In cold weather, fuel economy is in the mid-teens for the first mile or two. An eco mode makes little noticeable difference in either how the car drives or its fuel economy. These numbers don't seem particularly good? Recall that the Kia Optima SXL is a very quick car. You won't find a 274-horsepower sedan that does better without the aid of a battery pack. see full Kia Optima review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Kia Optima

Kia Optima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I find fuel economy, in mixed driving, to be on par with a V6 of comparable power. I usually get about 24 MPG in combined driving. However, on a recent road trip, I had 32 MPG on one tank. It's perhaps slightly better than the Acura TL I had, but one big bonus: the Acura required premium unleaded. On the Kia Optima, however, the manufacturer only calls for regular unleaded. Over time, that can mean a significant savings. see full Kia Optima review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This is my biggest (and only real) complaint with the Optima. It advertises fuel economy of 22 city, 34 highway. I drive a lot (100 mile round trip daily, with more than half of it being highway miles). Admittedly, I have a heavy foot, but I regularly get about 24-25 mpg combined, with the car in ECO mode. The best tank of gas I ever got was a little over 28 mpg. (I calculate it manually, don't rely on the on-board MPG estimates, as they are always 3-5 MPG more generous than reality.) see full Kia Optima review
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
33 mpg on 200 mile trips at about 65 mph avg. see full Kia Optima review
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
High 30s on the highway and 29-30 overall with a lot of power. Active eco. setting for better economy. see full Kia Optima review
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Decent fuel mileage at this point for a mid-size sedan. see full Kia Optima review
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
25-30 city/hwy see full Kia Optima review
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
got 42 mgh yesteerday on a 120 minute drive 25%/75% in town/highway driving. Like paying $2.25 per gallon, see full Kia Optima review
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It may be a bit borderline in 100% city driving (19-20 mpg), but it gets 33mpg+ on the open highway, with only a 1-2 mpg penalty for using A/C. see full Kia Optima review
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
AS above see full Kia Optima review
Kia Optima Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I'd recommend this car in a heartbeat. I honestly like this styling even more than the updates they've made since 2012. My biggest cons are the fuel economy and the lack of a manual transmission on any models other than the base model. see full Kia Optima review