If you're in the market for a new sedan, your options are seemingly endless. If you're struggling to narrow down your options, the team at Youngblood Kia has highlighted two of the most popular models in the following 2019 Kia Optima vs. 2019 Mazda6 comparison page.

For this head-to-head guide, we're focusing on the 2019 Kia Optima SX, starting at $31,990 MSRP, and the 2019 Mazda6 Touring, starting at $26,400 MSRP. After reading about the Optima and Mazda6 differences, continue your research on our Optima overview page, or browse our online inventory to see what's currently available at our dealership near Nixa, MO. To get in touch with a Youngblood Kia representative, call (866) 825-9532 or send us a message online.

Optima vs Mazda6
Performance


Both of these exhilarating sedans are powered by 4-cylinder engine configurations. The 2.5L configuration of the Mazda6 holds a slight edge when comparing horsepower, but you'll experience more torque and superior fuel economy behind the wheel of the 2019 Optima and its 1.6L turbocharged engine. Performance specs for both engines are as follows:

2019 Kia Optima

1.6L Turbocharged 4-cylinder


HORSEPOWER
178 HP
TORQUE
195 lb.-ft.
CITY MPG
27
HWY MPG
37

2019 Mazda6

2.5L 4-cylinder


HORSEPOWER
187 HP
TORQUE
186 lb.-ft.
CITY MPG
26
HWY MPG
35


Interior


There's no way to know which cabin best matches your style without checking them out for yourself. However, there are several details about the Optima and Mazda6 interiors that may sway your preference. Both sedans offer push-button ignitions and dual-zone automatic temperature control systems, but the following features are only found in the 2019 Optima SX:

  • Leather seat trim
  • Smart Trunk™
  • Smart Welcome
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated front seats
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Technology


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Elevating the driving experience further, the Optima and Mazda6 are equipped with suites of tech features meant to keep drivers and passengers as connected as possible. While either sedan will meet your needs, we think you'll be more impressed by the 2019 Optima, thanks to the following features:

  • UVO link with 8-in. touchscreen display
  • 3.5-in. TFT LCD meter display
  • Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio


Safety


Featuring smart cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward automatic braking with pedestrian detection, it's clear that both the 2019 Optima and 2019 Mazda6 take safety seriously. The Kia sedan takes it a step further with several responsive systems not found in comparable Mazda6 models. Those include:

  • Driver attention warning
  • Lane change assist
  • Reverse park distance warning
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