Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chrysler 200 than the Kia Optima, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chrysler 200.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Optima as you will with the Chrysler 200, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 Kia Optima is somewhat more expensive than the Chrysler 200. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Optima carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Chrysler 200.
The Kia Optima is about the same width as the Chrysler 200. When looking at overall length, the Kia Optima takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Chrysler 200.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Optima does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Chrysler 200.
The Kia Optima has a smaller turning radius than the Chrysler 200, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The Kia Optima has less horsepower than the Chrysler 200, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Optima and the Chrysler 200. The Kia Optima has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Chrysler 200.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Optima than that of the Chrysler 200.
Compare the 2014 Kia Optima and the 2014 Chrysler 200.
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MSRP*: $21,500 - $35,300
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MSRP*: $21,795 - $25,695
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 0.24%|
|City MPG:||20 - 23||19 - 21|
|Highway MPG:||31 - 34||29 - 31|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Side Crash Rating
|Invoice*:||$20,579 - $32,963||$21,422 - $24,574|
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