Most drivers shop based on several key features in midsize vehicles. Some want better gas mileage, others want a lower car payment, still others are interested in passenger space. Some need a daily driving car, while others are looking for a vehicle for their teenager to drive. Each car sold meets someone’s specific needs. When faced with such a large segment of cars, it can be difficult to narrow your search and make a decision about which car best meets your needs.
Bloomington car dealerships understand that you want to know as much as you can about the cars you are considering before you make a purchase. Rather than visiting dealers and test driving 20 different cars, this helpful post comparing the 2016 Ford Fiesta and the 2016 Kia Optima may help you decide which midsize sedan will work for your lifestyle and save you time and effort.
As you probably know when it comes to cars, and choosing based simply on price, you are likely going to get what you pay for. Then again, the affordability of a vehicle includes more than just the price tag. When comparing the Fiesta and the Optima, you may assume that the Optima costs a few thousand dollars more because it is a better car, or that the Fiesta is the one for you because it costs less. However, just look at the miles per gallon each vehicle offers. The Fiesta claims 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg highway. The Optima only gives you 25 city and 37 highway. This means that not only does the Ford Fiesta cost less, it also costs less to operate – especially for city driving! Don’t let the idea that “a higher price tag equals a better car” cloud your judgement.
Both of these vehicles offer drivers a variety of colors and a sleek sporty shape. There are base models, with different builds for each one, but, when it comes to overall appearance, the Ford pulls ahead with several exterior features that just plain make it an eye-catcher. So, if how you look in a vehicle is important, the Ford Fiesta offers a bit of style to go along with the affordability and versatility of your typical midsize sedan.
Both models offer a variety of standard safety features, including:
- Driver and passenger air bags
- Front side airbags
- Child safety locks
- Daytime running lights
- Traction control
The 2016 Ford Fiesta also offers additional features, such as navigation and steering wheel audio controls, for better driver concentration and safety. Rear parking aid and a backup camera are also features available for the Fiesta. There have been some changes in the Optima to lend more strength in crashes and better handling, but, overall, Fiesta takes the win with most safety features.
While both of these vehicles are great contenders in the midsize sedan segment, the personal choice for affordability, style, and safety is definitely the 2016 Ford Fiesta. Visit Bloomington car dealerships to test drive the new Ford Fiesta and see if it lives up to the hype. Maybe you’ll add a new Ford to your driveway soon!