2020 Mazda6 vs 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Mazda6 vs 2020 Kia Optima

For many drivers, comparing the 2020 Mazda6 vs the 2020 Kia Optima isn’t easy. These two sedans have a lot in common, which can make it hard to choose one over the other. To educate drivers about the differences between each model, we’ve compared the performance, passenger space and available technology features of both vehicles down below.

The 2020 Mazda6 edges out the 2020 Kia Optima in terms of performance. The 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine powering the first two trim levels of the 2020 Mazda6 outputs 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. The 2020 Kia Optima comes standard with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque.

2020 Mazda6


2020 Kia Optima

187 hp Standard Horsepower 185 hp
186 lb.-ft. Standard Torque 178 lb.-ft.
38.7 in. Rear Leg Room 35.6 in.
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available

2020 Mazda6 Seating Space & Features

of the 2020 Kia Optima. Comparing the rear leg room measurements of each model will show that the 2020 Mazda6 provides passengers with more space to work with: 38.7 inches vs the 35.6 inches found in the rear row of the 2020 Optima.

The base model of the 2020 Mazda6 includes several features that do not come standard inside the 2020 Kia Optima. One notable example is adaptive cruise control, which can be found in every 2020 Mazda6 but is absent from the first two trim levels of the 2020 Optima. Other standard features include a USB port, a sound system with six speakers and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Available 2020 Mazda6 comfort and convenience features: A leather-wrapped steering wheel, electric power steering, a rearview camera, front/rear cupholders, front/rear door pockets, keyless ignition, an overhead storage console, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, interior air filtration, dual vanity mirrors and front seatback storage.