It would be a mistake to ignore all of the changes, improvements and developments offered by the latest version of the Kia Optima because it’s not part of the crossover SUV class. Sedans like the Optima are largely responsible for building the modern automotive industry. A comparison of the 2019 Kia Optima vs. 2018 Ford Focus will make a very clear case for just how impressive the sedan segment of the automotive industry has become. For the current model year, Kia has revised a few exterior features, made active safety systems standard equipment and updated its infotainment system. All of these changes will add to the lead the 2019 Kia Optima is able to demonstrate over its Ford rival.
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There is almost no commonly used comparison metric where the Ford Focus is able to outperform the 2019 Kia Optima. One of the most glaring differences between the two sedans is available connectivity technology. Every one of the four trim grades of the 2019 Kia Optima is outfitted with a touchscreen-based Kia infotainment system that is smartphone-compatible and offers high definition and satellite radio functionality. Additionally, the automaker has made systems like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitoring standard equipment across the entire trim ladder. Ford offers many of these same systems. However, Focus buyers will need to wade further into the vehicle’s available versions to match the same standard equipment list of the 2019 Optima. Finally, the 2019 Kia Optima has a significantly larger trunk than its Focus rival.
2019 Kia Optima
2018 Ford Focus
Classic Kia Carrollton customers will have three engine options to consider when they’re shopping for the 2019 Kia Optima. The base powertrain is a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and it will produce 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. Buyers can also choose between a pair of turbocharged power plants including 1.6- and 2.0-liter options. These engines have a peak output of 178 and 245 horsepower, respectively. Ford employs a wide range of engines of its own for the Focus sedan. Two of the three of them don’t make as much horsepower as the Optima, while also not having the kind of fuel economy scores to make up for the difference in performance.