2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Kia Optima

2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Kia Optima

2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Kia Optima
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$21,950 Base MSRP $22,600
187 hp, 186 lb-ft Power Ratings 179 hp, 177 lb-ft
Standard Keyless Ignition Available
38.7 in. Rear Legroom 35.6 in.


In the eyes of the typical modern-day car customer, four of the most important qualities for any new car are affordability, power, state-of-the-art technology, and comfort. As many Mazda customers already know, the Mazda6 exemplifies these qualities better than the competition. Take, for instance, the 2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Kia Optima comparison.

As you can clearly see in our chart above, the 2018 Mazda6 outperforms the 2018 Kia Optima in all of the aforementioned categories. $650 more affordable on its starting MSRP, the 2018 Mazda6 kicks things off with a punchy engine that produces up to 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. This humble but powerful engine provides its owners with generous helpings of energy and adrenaline that the 2018 Kia Optima simply can’t match.

Main Differences – Mazda6 vs Kia Optima


Before your fun-filled adventures begin, you’ll need to turn your car on. If you’re buying a base model of the Optima, you’ll have to do it the old-fashioned way. Or, if you buy a 2018 Mazda6, you can have a little fun and push a button to awaken your vehicle. This may seem like a minor detail at first, but you’re sure to come across many situations in which this convenient amenity—or the lack thereof—makes a world of difference. Are you keys in your bag? Are you running late? It’s in moments like these when keyless ignition truly shines. Moreover, it’s just one of the many ways in which the 2018 Mazda6 is more state-of-the-art than the 2018 Kia Optima.

In addition to its unmatched features and technology systems, the 2018 Mazda6 also provides all of its passengers with plenty of space to spread out and get comfortable. Long-legged rear passengers, for example are sure to appreciate the ample legroom of the Mazda6. Unfortunately for Kia passengers, the Optima can’t do the same.

Suffice it to say, all of these little differences—affordability, power, state-of-the-art technology, and comfort—result in a big win for the Mazda6 at the end of our 2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Kia Optima comparison.

2018 Mazda6 Front View of Red Exterior with Driver Exiting
2018 Mazda6 Driver-side View of Front Cabin
2018 Mazda6 Side View of Red Exterior
2018 Mazda6 Side View of Interior

 

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