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Ford Fusion
2020 Ford Fusion
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$23,170
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.4
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Kia Optima
2020 Kia Optima
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$23,390
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.8
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Volkswagen Arteon
2021 Volkswagen Arteon
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$38,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
16 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
175 hp @ 6000 rpm
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
268 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
175 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
178 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1950 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.6 ft
N/A
39 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P215/60HR16
P205/65HR16
P245/45HR18
Rear Tire
P215/60HR16
P205/65HR16
P245/45HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
27 MPG
25 MPG
City
21 MPG
24 MPG
22 MPG
Highway
31 MPG
32 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
6.6 Tons/yr
7.2 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
16.5 gallons
18.5 gallons
17.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
346.5 miles
444 miles
382.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
511.5 miles
592 miles
504.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
191.7 in
191.1 in
191.4 in
Height
58.1 in
57.7 in
56.5 in
Max Width
75.2 in
73.2 in
73.7 in
Front Width
62.7 in
63.5 in
62.5 in
Rear Width
62.4 in
63.8 in
62.1 in
Wheelbase
112.2 in
110.4 in
111.9 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.3 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
44.3 in
45.5 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.2 in
39.8 in
37.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.8 in
58.1 in
56.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55 in
56 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.3 in
35.6 in
40.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.8 in
37.8 in
37 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56.9 in
56.4 in
54.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
54.4 in
56 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,410 lbs
3,230 lbs
3,655 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
16 ft³
15.9 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Velocity Blue Metallic
  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue, Build Out: 11/30/2019
  • Sangria
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Chili Red Metallic, Build Out: 02/12/2020
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Manganese Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Urano Gray

Optional Exterior Colors

Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Snow White Pearl
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Moonrock Gray/Black, Perforated V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, Perforated V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Climate Control
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles