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2016 Kia Optima vs. 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 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 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

Convenience
The Kia Optima will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, 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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Optima is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Jetta 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 Kia Optima and the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Optima is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Optima, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Optima doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

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

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Optima than that of the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

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2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040

2015 Volkswagen
Jetta Hybrid

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MSRP*: $31,120
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% --
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City MPG: 22 - 28 42
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 32 - 39 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,396 - $33,435 $29,874

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.