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2012 Kia Optima Hybrid 2012 Ford Fusion 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
     
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Hybrid
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Hybrid
4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SPORT FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn SPORT AWD
4dr Sdn Hybrid FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Hybrid FWD

Prices

MSRP $25,800 $20,705 $28,775
Invoice $24,115 $19,381 $26,437
Avg. Paid $18,916 $12,758 $19,117

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.5 8.6
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.2 9.1
Performance 7.0 8.3 8.6
Interior 8.0 8.4 8.6
Operating Cost 8.6 8.0 8.5
Safety 10.0 8.6 8.6
Reliability 2.5 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lots of standard features
  • Top safety score
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Powerful available V6
  • Crisp handling
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Large trunk
  • Strong hybrid powertrain
  • Useful high-tech features
  • Excellent fuel economy
Cons
  • Unimpressive fuel economy for a hybrid
  • Rough transition between electric and gas power
  • Regenerative brakes have numb pedal feel
  • Small trunk
  • Base engine drones during hard acceleration
  • Small trunk

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/152
MPG 34 City / 39 Hwy 22 City / 29 Hwy 41 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.0 107.4 107.4
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 190.6 190.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 72.2 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 56.9 56.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3490 3285 3720

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.2 100.3 99.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.7 38.7
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 42.3 42.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 57.4 57.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 54.0 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.8 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 37.1 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.5 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 53.3 53.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 9.9 16.5 11.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 206 combined 175 @ 6000 191 combined
Torque (Net @ RPM) 195 combined 172 @ 4500 - TBD -
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 35.8 39.0 37.7

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 22 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39 29 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 17.5 17.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Short-Long Arm Short-Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard