KIA K5 Vs. Ford Fusion: Interior, Performance & Dimensions

Kia K5 vs. Ford Fusion

Perhaps you're looking to upgrade your ride, or maybe you're cross-shopping this older model with a new Kia K5. In either case, our Kia K5 vs. Ford Fusion comparison will lay out all the differences between these two sedans. The Ford Fusion was discontinued from our market, leaving the 2020 model as the last in the lineup. It was a competitor of the Kia K5 during its final model years.

On this page, we'll show you why choosing or upgrading to a Kia K5 makes sense. Spoiler alert: the K5 is impressively powerful and efficient, stylish beyond belief, packed with cutting-edge technology, comfortable, practical, and ready to be yours for a great price. Visit our Kia dealership today to discover a new Kia K5 and take it for a test drive.

Compare KIA K5 to Ford Fusion Dimensions

2022 KIA K52022 KIA K5

# of Passengers: 5
Length: 193.1 inches
Width: 73.2 inches
Height: 56.9 inches
Interior Passenger Volume: 105.3 cu. ft.

2020 Ford Fusion2020 Ford Fusion

# of Passengers: 5
Length: 191.7 inches
Width: 75.2 inches
Height: 58.1 inches
Interior Passenger Volume: 102.8 cu. ft.

When you compare the Kia K5 vs. Ford Fusion sizes, you'll find a similar yet distinctly different approach. Both are midsize sedans, and the Kia K5 focuses on what's important for your commutes. The Ford Fusion is 191.7 inches long, while the Kia K5 is 193.1 inches long. This extra length helps achieve a passenger volume of 105.3 cubic feet inside a Kia K5, while the Ford Fusion offers 102.8 cubic feet of passenger volume.

What matters in the city is agility, and the Kia K5 has plenty. The Ford Fusion is 75.2 inches wide, while the Kia K5 is 73.2 inches wide. That narrower stance helps out in spades on tight city streets.

And this agile width doesn't require you to compromise having a comfortable, spacious cabin when you buy a new Kia K5. Specifically, front passengers get 58 inches of shoulder room in the K5, and rear passengers get 56.1 inches of shoulder room. In the Fusion, front passengers get 57.8 inches of shoulder room. You'll also find up to 40.2 inches of front headroom in the K5 and 39.2 inches of front headroom in a Fusion. These sedans tie with 16 cubic feet of cargo capacity each in the cargo comparison.

Overall, you'll find impressive agility and interior room in a Kia K5.

Ford Fusion vs. KIA K5 Performance

2022 KIA K5 2020 Ford Fusion
Engine 1.6L Turbo 4-Cyl 2.5L 4-Cyl
Horsepower 180-hp 175-hp
0-60 7.8 seconds 8.9 seconds
Torque 195 lb-ft 175 lb-ft
Mpg (city / highway) 29 / 38 21 / 31
Cargo capacity 16.0 cu. ft. 16.0 cu. ft.
Towing Capacity 1,126 lbs. 1,000 lbs.

A comparison of the K5 vs. Fusion performance is a clear victory for the K5. Even on the base level, a Kia K5 will thrill with a fast-revving 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 180 horsepower, while a Fusion offers a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that generates 175 horsepower. With that 1.6-liter engine, a K5 delivers up to an EPA-estimated 29 mpg city / 38 mpg highway,1 while the equivalent Fusion offers up to an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city / 31 mpg highway.1

You could choose to upgrade a Fusion with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder generating 245 horsepower. With a K5, though, you have the choice of an available 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 290 horsepower. Even with the sports car-like performance, a K5 with this engine still delivers great efficiency, with up to an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city / 32 mpg highway.1

If you're looking for more fun and more efficiency, the performance of a Kia K5 compared to Ford Fusion models favors the K5.

KIA K5 vs. Fusion Interior and Features

Even against the fierce competition of 2022 models, the Kia K5 is an astoundingly high-tech ride. Compare the Kia K5 vs. Ford Fusion, and it's a huge difference. The final model-year Ford Fusion offered a 4.2-inch LCD infotainment system on the base level. Choose a base-trim Kia K5, and you'll be treated to a standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

The K5 offers an available 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, along with many attractive standard features like dual-zone auto climate control. The Fusion offered standard manual climate control. But features are only half the story; while you'll love the available remote start and wireless smartphone charging that a K5 offers, a look inside the cabin will tell you the other half of the story.

Kia K5 vs. Ford Fusion interiors are incredibly different in their respective designs. A Kia K5 rides on the forefront of today's styling and modern materials. A driver-focused design comfortably puts you in control and surrounds you with advanced technology and high-quality materials that are a delight to use. While seeing minor updates, the Ford Fusion maintained basically the same overall interior design from 2013 to 2020.

Discover the Cutting-Edge KIA K5 Today

Ready to upgrade to the new Kia K5? Whether it's the available 290-horsepower performance punch or the cutting-edge interior that excites you about this model, we make it easy to take one home. Browse our new car specials, get in touch, visit us for a test drive, and enjoy a driving experience that puts you first.

1EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.