2020 Mazda6 vs 2020 Kia Optima 

2020 Mazda6 vs 2020 Kia Optima

An intimidating force in the segment of midsize sedans, the Mazda6 achieves a careful blend of luxury, comfort, convenience and thrills. Though many try, few automakers can match the uncompromising bundle set forth by Mazda. See how this esteemed car line quashes the competition in our 2020 Mazda6 vs 2020 Kia Optima comparison.

Contentions aside, we must admit we’re impressed with the Kia Optima’s strides in driver assistance. The rivaling sedan comes through with standard blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and lane-keeping technology. Not standard in the Optima, however, are automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control. That’s where the Mazda6 picks up the baton.

2020 Mazda6 


2020 Kia Optima 

$24,000  Starting MSRP  $23,190 
26 city / 35 hwy  Fuel Economy  24 city / 32 hwy 
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter 4-cylinder  Base Engine  2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder 
187 hp, 186 lb-ft  Power Ratings  185 hp, 178 lb-ft 

Feature Advantages of the 2020 Mazda6 

The rivaling sedan lines come evenly matched in horsepower, but the Mazda6 offers a performance boost far earlier in the lineup. The 2020 Mazda6 comes standard with a 187-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L engine. Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models are treated to a potent 250-hp turbo SKYACTIV-G 2.5L engine. The 2020 Kia Optima lineup starts with a 185-hp, 2.4L base engine, followed by a 178-hp, 1.6L turbo on the Optima EX and a 245-hp, 2.0L turbo on the Optima SX.

If outstanding drive quality is on your list of must-haves, the Mazda6 is the way to go. The respected G-Vectoring Control Plus system makes subtle adjustments to engine power and braking for smooth and quiet execution. Drivers looking for a cost-effective option can find impressive fuel efficiency from the base level with up to 26 mpg city, 35 mpg highway.

Memphis locals looking to experience the 2020 Mazda6 firsthand can experience this midsize sedan line on site at Gwatney Mazda. Reach out to a dealership representative, or drop in for a test drive today!

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