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2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Subaru Legacy

2018 kia optima red and 2018 subaru legacy gray

Researching information when purchasing a new vehicle can get complicated. With so many different models, even in the same class, all with similar price points and features, it can get incredibly difficult for car buyers to know what is the best fit for their needs. Luckily, Kia of St. Cloud is here to help you find your next mid-sized sedan. We have put together a detailed comparison between the all new 2018 Kia Optima and the latest model of Subaru Legacy.

In order to make sure that you are getting an accurate and totally fair comparison between the two sedans, the comparison is between the base trim for both vehicles, which are the closest to each other in terms of both price and features. For both the Kia Optima and the Subaru Legacy, this is the 4-door sedan model.

In the following picture, you can see how the exterior of these two vehicles look, but if you are interested in looking at more detailed metrics of the two vehicles, read more below. If you live or work in the Waite Park area, and are already considering buying a new 2018 Kia Optima, check out our latest inventory of the mid-sized sedan by clicking the link below.

2018 Kia Optima


2018 Subaru Legacy

185 hp Horespower 175 hp
36 mpg Highway Gas Mileage 34 mpg
120 mo/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 60 mo/60,000 miles
Standard Blind Spot Monitor Not Available

Which Mid-Sized Sedan is Right for You?

The question of which mid-sized sedan reigns supreme is quickly answered when looking at the numbers. Between these two vehicles, the 2018 Kia Optima is absolutely the safer, more powerful, more efficient and more reliable mid-sized sedan.

The horsepower of the Kia Optima, at 185, as opposed to 175 for the Legacy, is going to give you an increase in the ease of acceleration for the vehicle. Additionally, this increased horsepower does not come at the sacrifice of fuel efficiency, as the Optima gets 2 more mpg on the highway than the Legacy.

The blind spot monitoring system is a technological feature that keeps the driver far more aware of their surroundings, and therefore, much safer. Also, the incredible powertrain warranty of the 2018 Optima proves that Kia has the utmost confidence in the reliability of their vehicles.

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