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2015 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2016 Volkswagen Passat Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Optima Hybrid as you will with the Volkswagen Passat, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Passat. 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 Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Optima Hybrid is about the same width as the Volkswagen Passat. When looking at overall length, the Kia Optima Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Passat.

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

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

Performance
The Kia Optima Hybrid has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Passat, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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 Passat. The Kia Optima Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Passat, 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 Passat.

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2015 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,990 - $32,150

2016 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $22,440 - $36,835
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City MPG: 35 - 36 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 39 - 40 28 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,346 - $29,815 $21,520 - $35,325

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