2021 Kia K5 vs 2020 Ford Fusion

2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Ford Fusion

2021 Kia K5


2020 Ford Fusion

$23,490 MSRP

Starting Price

$23,170 MSRP


SYNC® 3 system
2.4L four-cylinder

Engine Configuration

2.5L four-cylinder
29 mpg city / 38 mpg highway

MPG (city/hwy)

21 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

Basic Warranty

36 months/36,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

60 months/60,000 miles

If you’re in the market for a well-appointed midsize sedan, you’ve probably narrowed down your search to the 2021 Kia K5 and 2020 Ford Fusion. While both vehicles are popular options amongst Jackson drivers, there’s only one that has the exact specs you’re looking for to satisfy your driving needs. As you compare your Kia K5 vs. Ford Fusion, you’ll notice that the K5 offers better efficiency and features that will allow you to get the most out of your daily commutes. Read on as Wilson KIA compares these Kia vs. Ford vehicles to help you decide which sedan checks off everything on your driving wishlist. 

Note: Also, if you’re wondering why there’s no Kia Optima vs. Ford Fusion comparison, the K5 has replaced the Optima as the automaker’s new midsize sedan. 

Kia vs. Ford: What Comes with the Price Tag?

When comparing the Kia K5 vs. Ford Fusion in terms of price, both sedans have nearly identical starting prices. However, when you take a closer look at what the vehicles have to offer for their respective prices, the K5 offers much more: 

  • TheKia warranty provides you with protection on Brandon roads for twice as long as the Ford warranty does. What’s more, the Kia Powertrain Warranty is one of the best in the automotive industry. 
  • Stay connected and entertained during long drives with the Kia K5 UVO infotainment system that includes an 8-inch touchscreen, standard. If you’d like to access a similar feature in the Fusion, this would require upgrading from the base trim, thus costing you more out of pocket. The Optima also offers six standard speakers compared to four in the Fusion.
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are both standard in the K5. To access either of these features in the Ford Fusion, you’ll need to opt for a more expensive trim. 

Kia vs. Ford: Performance Features 

If you’re looking for a high-performance sedan, the K5 easily beats out the Fusion. The K5 is equipped with a standard 1.6L 4-cylinder turbo engine, while the base Fusion comes with a 2.5L i-CVT engine. However, when you compare Kia vs. Ford in this instance, the K5 delivers more horsepower and better fuel efficiency: 

Base Horsepower and Fuel Economy

  • Kia K5: 180 hp, 29 mpg city and 38 mpg highway
  • Ford Fusion: 175 hp, 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway

For Ridgeland commuters hoping to save on gas, the new Kia K5 is an excellent choice. 

Test Drive the New Kia K5 at Wilson KIA

The new Kia K5 offers Flowood drivers fuel-efficiency and a suite of high-quality features that come at an affordable price. Now that you’ve compared the Kia K5 vs. Ford Fusion, contact us to schedule a test drive and experience the new K5 in person! Additionally, before stopping by the dealership, don’t forget to browse our new vehicle specials to secure the keys to a K5 for less! 


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