2018 Kia Optima vs. 2018 Subaru Legacy

The all-new Kia Optima is here in Garden Grove. This midsize sedan has impressed drivers over the years with its reliability and striking affordability. A slick body and spacious interior are just a couple aesthetic reasons to check out the brand-new Kia Optima, not to mention its fuel economy and engine power. The Optima is great, but how does it stack up against its competitors?

Our sales and research team at Garden Grove Kia are determined to do everything they can for you. That includes putting the Optima head to head with its competition, specifically the 2018 Subaru Legacy. The Legacy ranks similarly to the Optima in size and engine specs, so we thought it would be a formidable matchup. Read on to see how these two sedans compare and contrast.

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2018 Kia Optima LX Vs. 2018 Subaru Legacy base
$22,500 Starting MSRP $22,195
185 Horsepower 175
29, combined city/highway EPA-estimated MPG 29, combined city/highway
Standard In-vehicle assistance service Not available

According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2018 Kia Optima ranks tied for 4th among all midsize sedans currently on the market. On that same list, the Subaru Legacy ranks 15th out of 19 cars in the report. The report states, "If you want a comfortable, sensible midsize sedan, you should consider buying a Kia Optima. Commuters and families alike will delight in its first-rate safety rating and above-average fuel economy. Large crowds will also appreciate how spacious the Optima is..."

Both cars do well on the interior volume front, having 105 cubic feet of passenger room. However, the Optima has the edge on front legroom, hip room, and total cargo capacity. Safety-wise, the Optima also has the advantage as it comes standard with driver side knee protection airbags, a feature that is not available on the 2018 Legacy.

Those interested in learning more about the Optima should contact Garden Grove Kia! Our team is ready to educate you about all aspects of this car and how they compare to other competitors. Stop in or call us today! You can even schedule an obligation-free test drive online.

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