2014 Midsize sedans fight: Kia Optima vs Mazda 6

October 6, 2014 at 15:55

Today we are going to compare two redesigned midsize sedans Kia Optima vs Mazda 6. We are going to help you to determine which one is better. Let’s start with the exterior. Mazda 6 got an extremely aggressive look with its absolutely new body. 2014 Kia Optima looks exactly like a classic Kia with smooth angular design. Interior of Mazda 6 is quite cramped, so if you are tall, you risk scrapping the roof with your head, while Kia Optima provides comfortable and pleasant amount of interior space. Both of them offer you a quiet ride.

2014 Elegant Mazda 6 in red color pic

2014 Elegant Mazda 6 in red color pic

2014 Mazda 6 is powered with a 184 horsepower four-cylinder engine, which is producing 185 lb-ft of torque. The gas mileage rating is 25/37 EPA. 2014 Kia Optima is equipped with 192 horsepower four-cylinder engine making 181 lb-ft of torque. The gas mileage rating is 23/34 EPA. Plus, Optima provides better balance and smoother ride.

2014 Today's winner Kia Optima pic

2014 Today's winner Kia Optima pic

Concerning the safety system, Kia Optima is fitted out with more features. It has, the vehicle stability management, impact absorbing safety columns. Both models have 3 point seatbelts, safety crumple zones, dual front and side driver and passenger airbags, impact door beams.

Both cars have touch screen infotainment system, automatic interior lighting, Bluetooth connectivity. Mazda has a leatherette seats. Kia Optima is equipped with the leather seats (optional), they are heated and ventilated. Also you can enjoy heated steering wheel, voice controlled navigation and an advanced Infiniti 8 speaker audio system.

Eventually, both cars have a seductive look, good performance standards, but 2014 Kia Optima is taking the lead. It is more powerful, has better safety equipment and more welcoming interior.

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