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2015 Buick Verano vs. 2015 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Buick Verano offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Optima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Verano.

Convenience
The Kia Optima requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Buick Verano, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Destination Charge for the Buick Verano is much higher than that for the Kia Optima.

Dimensions
The Buick Verano is about the same width as the Kia Optima. The Buick Verano is slightly shorter than the Kia Optima, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Buick Verano has much less torque than the Kia Optima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Buick Verano has about the same turning radius as the Kia Optima, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Verano is significantly less powerful than the Kia Optima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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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2015 Buick
Verano

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MSRP*: $23,380 - $29,215

2015 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,650 - $35,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,250
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 21 12 - 22
Highway MPG: 30 - 32 31 - 34
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,445 - $28,046 $20,715 - $33,140

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