2020 Mazda6 vs 2020 Kia Optima

While many people focus on buying a car that is reliable and gets them from point A to point B, there’s nothing wrong with wanting some fun. Finding a car that is affordable, reliable and fun may seem hard to find, but we are here to help on your journey. One popular option is the 2020 Mazda6. This powerful sedan is powered by a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine with VVT and Cylinder Deactivation. Paired with the engine is a SKAYCTIV®-Drive 6-speed manual transmission.

While this sedan is both reliable and powerful, it has many strong contenders. One competitor of the 2020 Mazda6 is the 2020 Kia Optima. This sedan is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. If you’re interested in seeing how these two sedans compare, check out our 2020 Mazda6 vs 2020 Kia Optima comparison table. This table focuses on their starting MSRP, engine power, engine torque, and smartphone connectivity. Keep reading for this comparison or check out our available Mazda6 inventory here in Fontana, CA.

2020 Mazda6


2020 Kia Optima

$24,100 Starting MSRP $23,390
187 hp Engine Power 185 hp
186 lb-ft Engine Torque 178 lb-ft
Available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Standard


2020 Mazda6 i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technologies

As you can see, both models have their advantages over the other model. The 2020 Kia Optima has a lower starting MSRP and has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as standard features. However, the 2020 Mazda6 has the more powerful engine of the two, something that is a plus for an everyday thrill seeker. Beside its powerful and reliable performance, the Mazda6 is also very safe. This is thanks to the i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technologies that help warn the driver of potential hazards. These features include:

  • High Beam Control
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System

If you’re interested in the 2020 Mazda6, be sure to schedule a test drive at Fontana Mazda today. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have about this model.

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2020 Mazda6 interior driver seat
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