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2014 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta than the Kia Optima Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Optima Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Convenience
The Kia Optima Hybrid will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Jetta, 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). The Kia Optima Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Jetta. 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 Hybrid and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Optima Hybrid is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Jetta.

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

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Optima Hybrid and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Kia Optima Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Jetta, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $31,995

2014 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $15,695 - $29,775
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% --
City MPG: 35 - 36 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 39 - 40 33 - 42
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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Invoice*: $24,350 - $29,670 $15,067 - $28,584

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