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2014 Buick Verano vs. 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Kia Optima Hybrid 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). The Buick Verano is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Optima Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Buick Verano transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Verano is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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 Hybrid. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Buick Verano will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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

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2014 Buick
Verano

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MSRP*: $23,700 - $29,065

2014 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $31,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 35 - 36
Highway MPG: 30 - 32 39 - 40
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*: $22,752 - $27,902 $24,350 - $29,670

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