2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Kia Optima

2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Kia Optima

You are in the market for a sedan, but you are not sure what good options are out there. There are currently two good possibilities with similar features and prices. They are the 2019 Mazda6 and the 2019 Kia Optima. In this 2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Kia Optima comparison, we will look at the features of these two vehicles to help you make the best decision as to which vehicle will be a better fit for your needs. Beginning on the exterior, the 2019 Mazda6 will turn heads as it goes down the road because of its tough grille and smooth exterior. The 2019 Kia Optima looks like many other sedans that are currently on the road.

Keep reading below to learn more about the 2019 Mazda6. Otherwise, click the link below to browse our inventory at Fairway Mazda.

2019 Mazda6


2019 Kia Optima

SKYACTIV-G® 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Engine 2.4-liter inline-4
187 Horsepower 185
29/26/35 Fuel Economy (Combined, City, Highway) 27/24/33
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available on Base Model

Which sedan: the 2019 Mazda6 or the 2019 Kia Optima?

The 2019 Mazda6 features a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G® engine which produces 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Mazda has completely designed this engine so that it gets better fuel economy using a smaller compression ratio. The engine is the 2019 Kia Optima is simply a traditional 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that only produces 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque.

The fuel economy of the 2019 Mazda6 is very good for a sedan. Although the numbers for the fuel economy are close, you still will be visiting a gas station less frequently in the 2019 Mazda6 than in a 2019 Kia Optima.

Finally, do you enjoy setting the cruise control and letting your vehicle slow down and speed up based on traffic? If you answered yes, then you will want to look closer at the 2019 Mazda6. This feature is not available on the base trim of the 2019 Kia Optima. You have to increase two trim levels which comes with a $4,000 price increase.

As you can see, if features such as engine power, fuel economy, and comfort features such as adaptive cruise control are important to you, then the 2019 Mazda6 will be the better option for you. Interested in learning more about or test-driving the 2019 Mazda6? Please fill out the form below.

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