Comparison - Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium 2019 - vs - Kia Optima EX Hybrid 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
24,695
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
30,990
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#2F2F2F
Abyss Blue Pearl
#2B4566
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#2F2F2F
Crystal White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Crimson Red Pearl
#9B0000
Ice Silver Metallic
#B7B8C5
Tungsten Metallic
#C0C2AA
Crystal Black Silica
#000000

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Subaru Legacy ranked #18 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Subaru Legacy has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
Spacious seats
Great crash test ratings

Cons
Weak base engine
Mediocre handling and ride quality
Low predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Subaru Legacy is no thrill machine, but this under-the-radar mid-size sedan is hard to beat for its comfort, safety, and value.

Pros
Safety comes standard
Roomy, comfortable interior
All-season confidence
A lot of car for the money

Cons
Light on performance
Optional 6-cylinder guzzles fuel
Just average to look at
Rare on dealer lots

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Car shoppers looking for a vehicle that can comfortably carry four or five passengers, in deep snowbelt territory, often see SUVs as the only way to get around. But the 2019 Subaru Legacy proves that this midsize sedan has what it takes to keep up when the roads get nasty.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive for extra wet-weather traction
Excellent outward visibility
Standard active driver assist features

Cons
Engines less powerful compared to those of rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid is a fuel-efficient pick among mid-sizers that doesn’t wear its eco credentials on its sleeves.

Pros
Competent ride
Sharp style
Quiet interior
More than 40 mpg combined

Cons
Pricey advanced safety
Roof cuts into rear head room
Not a big leap in overall style
No way to lock in EV mode

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid ranked #15 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Kia Optima Hybrid has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 21 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
User-friendly tech features
Excellent safety ratings
Plug-in hybrid version is very fuel-efficient

Cons
So-so fuel economy for a hybrid
Below-average trunk space in plug-in hybrid

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018 the Optima Hybrid carries over with only minor changes to color options and trim-level content.

PROS
Quiet interior around town and on the highway
Available 60/40-split rear seats increase the cargo area
Offers plenty of available safety and luxury features

CONS
Rear headroom is limited by the sloping roofline
Some rival hybrid sedans get better fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
39.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
46.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
271ft-lbs
at 1 770rpm
Horsepower: 
175hp
at 5 800rpm
192hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.80Feet
35.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electric Power Steering
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
188.80in
191.10in
Width: 
72.40in
73.20in
Height: 
59.00in
57.50in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
110.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
39.80
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
56.00in
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
45.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
58.10in
Rear Head Room: 
37.00
37.80
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
56.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
35.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.30in
56.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
13.40cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
13.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3507.00lbs
3538.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Cloth
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment yes
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Memory Card Slot
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
630 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #1
Exterior And Interior Auto-Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
Moonroof Package
Exterior And Interior Auto-Dimming Mirrors
EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert (BSD/RCTA) + High Beam Assist
Cargo Package
Standard Model
EyeSight + BSD/RCTA + High Beam Assist + Moonroof Package + Navigation System
Technology Package
White Interior Package
Exterior Options: 
Trunk Spoiler - Twilight Blue Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Twilight Blue Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Crystal Black Silica
Trunk Spoiler - Tungsten Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Crystal White Pearl
Trunk Spoiler - Crimson Red
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Body Side Molding - Tungsten Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Magnetite Gray
Body Side Molding - Twilight Blue Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red
Trunk Spoiler - Dark Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Tungsten Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Splash Guads
Trunk Spoiler - Ice Silver Metallic
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Snow White Pearl Paint
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Paint Protection Package
Interior Options: 
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
All-Weather Floor Liners
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Cargo Net - Side
Autodimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Net
Cargo Hook
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth, cloth
#423C42
Warm Ivory Cloth, cloth
#A59E94
Titanium Gray Cloth, cloth
#818181