2016 Mazda6 vs 2015 Kia Optima

2016 mazda6

2016 Mazda6

2015 Optima

2015 Kia Optima

The 2016 Mazda6 is a standout in the midsize sedan segment thanks to its stylish good looks, sporty performance, and long list of standard features. Drivers from Bradenton and Tampa looking for a great car at an accessible price would be well served by considering this model. Find out how it compares to the 2015 Kia Optima, and then plan on making the short drive from Tampa to check it out in person at Cox Mazda in Bradenton.


Thanks to the SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY in the 2016 Mazda6, it is able to zoom past the latest Kia Optima. The 2016 Mazda6 can driver from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.6 seconds. It will take you a full 8.9 seconds in the 2015 Kia Optima.

Fuel Economy

The 2016 Mazda6 isn’t just speedier. It also offers superior fuel-efficiency ratings than the Optima. Get 26 mpg city and 38 mpg highway with the base engine, or opt for the i-Eloop regenerative braking system and watch those numbers climb to 28 mpg city and 40 mg highway as estimated by the EPA. In the Optima, the base engine on this model can only muster 23 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.


The 2016 Mazda6 doesn’t just help you survive collisions. It comes with advanced safety features that help you avoid them with a number of features you won’t find on the Optima. A rearview camera comes standard on all trims except one, and blind spot and rear cross-traffic monitoring come standard on the two highest level trims. The car is also available with a front collision mitigation system with automatic braking

The features mentioned above are available, but only as cost-added options. A front collision mitigation system is not available at all.


If you’re looking for the latest features and the most advanced automotive technologies, you will find a lot more of them in the 2016 Mazda6. The base trim comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen, HD radio, and a voice-activated stereo. The highest trim level is available with features like adaptive cruise control, a rear spoiler, and automatic high beam control.

The intro trim for the 2015 Kia Optima comes with smaller 16-inch alloy wheels and none of the other features the Mazda6 offers. The same is true for the comparable premium trim.

Get More from the 2016 Mazda6

Don’t just get a new car, get a better car. Find out for yourself how much the 2016 Mazda6 has to offer contacting us, or visiting Cox Mazda at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, Florida. We are located less than an hour south of Tampa, and our dealership is easy to reach by taking I-75 south. Visit us for a tour and test drive seven days a week and work directly with our expert sales team.