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2015 Chrysler 200 vs. 2015 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chrysler 200 than the Kia Optima. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chrysler 200.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chrysler 200 as you will with the Kia Optima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Chrysler 200 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 Chrysler 200 is much higher than that for the Kia Optima.

Dimensions
Since the Chrysler 200 is much wider than the Kia Optima, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Chrysler 200 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Optima.

Drivetrain
The Chrysler 200 has much less torque than the Kia Optima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chrysler 200 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Kia Optima, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chrysler 200 is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Optima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chrysler 200 and the Kia Optima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chrysler 200 as you will in the Kia Optima.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chrysler 200 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima.

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2015 Chrysler
200

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MSRP*: $21,800 - $30,525

2015 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,650 - $35,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.10% --
City MPG: 18 - 23 20 - 23
Highway MPG: 29 - 36 31 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,700 - $29,378 $20,715 - $33,140

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