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2014 Dodge Avenger vs. 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid 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 Dodge Avenger than the Kia Optima Hybrid. The Kia Optima Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Dodge Avenger.

Convenience
The Kia Optima Hybrid requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Dodge Avenger, 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 Dodge Avenger will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Dodge Avenger is much higher than that for the Kia Optima Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Dodge Avenger is a little wider than the Kia Optima Hybrid, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Dodge Avenger takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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

Handling
The Dodge Avenger has a larger turning radius than the Kia Optima Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Avenger has a much more powerful engine than the Kia Optima Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Avenger and the Kia Optima Hybrid. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Dodge Avenger will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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

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2014 Dodge
Avenger

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MSRP*: $20,595 - $25,795

2014 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $31,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 - 21 35 - 36
Highway MPG: 29 - 31 39 - 40
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,214 - $24,586 $24,350 - $29,670

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