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2014 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2014 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 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 Hybrid.

Convenience
The Kia Optima Hybrid 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Optima Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 Hybrid and the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Kia Optima Hybrid has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

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 Hybrid. The Kia Optima Hybrid has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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 Hybrid.

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2014 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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

2014 Volkswagen
Jetta Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,560 - $31,895
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 35 - 36 42
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 39 - 40 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
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
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Invoice*: $24,350 - $29,670 $24,538 - $30,619

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