2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Kia Optima 

2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Kia Optima

If you’re looking for a vehicle that delivers excellent performance and fuel efficiency ratings, the mid-size sedan segment is your go-to. The market is packed with models that excel in these categories, but it’s important to know you’re getting the most from your investment. That’s why we’ve taken the time to compare two segment standouts – the 2019 Mazda6 and the 2019 Kia Optima. Join us as we take a look at what each model lineup has to offer across the board for engine performance, efficiency and feature diversity. 


2019 Mazda6 


2019 Kia Optima 

$23,800  Starting MSRP  $22,990 
2.5L I-4 Engine  Base Engine  2.4L I-4 Engine 
26 city / 35 highway  Fuel Economy  24 city / 33 highway 
187 hp / 186 lb-ft  Horsepower / Torque  185 hp / 178 lb-ft 

2019 Mazda6 and 2019 Kia Optima Feature Comparison

Standard Features

2019 Mazda6: 8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, Push Button Start, dual-zone automatic climate control, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector, rain-sensing windshield wipers

Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Smart Brake Support with collision warning, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane-keep Assist, High Beam Control

2019 Kia Optima: 8-inch infotainment system, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration

Blind Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Reverse Parking Distance Warning

Available Features

2019 Mazda6: Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry System, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, 11-speaker Bose® audio system, Mazda Navigation System, Heads-Up Display, Adaptive Front-lighting System, Traffic Sign Recognition System, 360˚ View Monitor, front and rear parking sensors

2019 Kia Optima: Push-button start with Smart Key, 10-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system, Premium Navigation, dual-zone automatic temperature control, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection

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