2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Mazda6

2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Mazda6

The midsize sedan is a curious model in this day and age. At least within the American automotive market, a shift in marketing has altered perceptions and preferences to favor compact SUVs over midsize sedans. However, while compact SUVs often have more power and cargo space in comparison, midsize sedan models have better efficiency, more responsive handling, and more affordable pricing. Cost is even more relevant in recent years regarding incentives which have favored sedan models, on the whole, to balance out influx of SUV popularity.

With that in mind, let’s pivot our focus to our model of the day. That would be the 2019 Kia Optima sedan. Reliable, professional, and sharp, the 2019 Kia Optima takes its place in the Kia catalog above the sporty Forte compact sedan and below the Stinger sports sedan and Cadenza premium sedan.

For comparison, we’ve chosen the refreshed Mazda6 model, impressive as its previous model year along with a switched-up transmission and new, standard safety features. Which midsize sedan is the better model, and which gives more bang for your buck? It’s the 2019 Kia Optima vs the 2019 Mazda6!

2019 Kia Optima


2019 Mazda6

2.4L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2.5L Inline 4
185 Horsepower 187
15.9 ft3 Maximum Cargo Capacity 14.7 ft3
5 yr. / 60,000 mi. Standard Warranty 3 yr. / 36,000 mi.
$22,990 Starting MSRP $23,800

2019 Kia Optima Kenosha, WI

Fairly evenly matched overall, the 2019 Kia Optima still holds a few slight but notable advantages over the 2019 Mazda6 in key areas. Furthermore, taking features and technology components into account, the 2019 Kia Optima has the following highlights to offer its driving audience.

  • Auto Light Control
  • High Beam Assist
  • Rear Camera Display
  • Lane Change Assist
  • UVO Link 8” Touchscreen Display w/ Navigation
  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Leather-Trimmed Seating
  • Heated and Ventilated Seating
  • Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ Premium Surround Sound
  • Panoramic Sunroof w/ LED Interior and Overhead Lighting
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Satin Chrome and Wood Grain Interior Accents
  • And More!

The 2019 Kia Optima is available at the Palmen Kia dealership. Drivers in the Kenosha County area can browse through our online inventory to schedule a test drive with the Optima or any other Kia model in stock, including the 2020 Kia Soul and Kia Telluride models. To learn more, please contact our team with additional questions and concerns. The Palmen Kia staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in Kenosha, Wisconsin.