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2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Kia Optima

Are you searching for a new mid-size sedan in Carlsbad, CA that offers terrific engine performance and fuel economy? If so, then you are in luck, as there are a number of excellent mid-size sedans in the area that meets these two criteria. The problem is narrowing the various excellent options down to the best choice. To help you with this problem, we will highlight two of the better options—the 2019 Mazda6 and the 2019 Kia Optima.

Both the 2019 Mazda6 and the 2019 Kia Optima offer multiple engine options that generate excellent engine performance and achieve terrific fuel economy. The 2019 Mazda6 and the 2019 Kia Optima are very evenly matched. The best way to identify which of these two models is the better choice is by conducting a model comparison. Join us as we take a closer look at these models to discover which is the better option for customers!

Comparison image of a red 2019 Mazda6 and a white 2019 Kia Optima

Primary Engine Comparison

2019 Mazda6


2019 Kia Optima

2.5L I-4 Engine Primary Engine 2.4L I-4 Engine
187 Horsepower Engine Power 185 Horsepower
186 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 178 Pound-Feet
26 MPG / 35 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 24 MPG / 33 MPG

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The table above highlights the engine specs for each models’ primary engine option, while the table below highlights the same engine specifications for each models’ secondary engine option. As you can see in the table above, the 2019 Mazda6 primary engine offers slightly better performance and fuel economy than the 2019 Kia Optima primary engine. The table below shows that the secondary engine of the 2019 Mazda6 offers better torque and fuel economy than the secondary engine of the 2019 Kia Optima.

Secondary Engine Comparison

2019 Mazda6


2019 Kia Optima

2.5L Turbo I-4 Engine Secondary Engine 2.0L Turbo I-4 Engine
227 Horsepower Engine Power 245 Horsepower
310 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 260 Pound-Feet
23 MPG / 31 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 21 MPG / 30 MPG


When you look at the features each model offers, the 2019 Mazda6 really stands out! Contact the staff at Bob Baker Mazda to explore these features for yourself today! Our team is happy to answer any questions that you might have. Visit our dealership in Carlsbad, CA today!