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2016 Buick Verano vs. 2016 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Buick Verano than in the Kia Optima, due to the Buick Verano's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Verano.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Buick Verano, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Verano will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Optima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Buick Verano will cost more in transportation costs than the Kia Optima.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Verano is much slimmer than the Kia Optima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Buick Verano is slightly shorter than the Kia Optima, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Buick Verano doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Optima.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Buick Verano and the Kia Optima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Buick Verano and the Kia Optima. The Buick Verano has less cargo capacity than the Kia Optima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Verano is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima.

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2016 Buick
Verano

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MSRP*: $21,065 - $28,670

2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,990 - $35,890
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.96% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 21 22 - 28
Highway MPG: 30 - 32 32 - 39
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,960 - $27,523 $21,254 - $33,298

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