The Volkswagen Passat is a reliable name in the midsize sedan class, and it's been a best-seller for a while now. But the 2017 Kia Optima has been a big name for several years itself in the same class, and it's only getting better. Check out this comparison of the 2017 Kia Optima vs. the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, and see the Optima open a can of superior features on the 2017 Passat!
If you're shopping for a sedan, you probably want a car that gets solid fuel economy but still has room for your friends and family to stretch out in. Well, the 2017 Passat base fuel economy averages 23 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, which is inferior to the 2017 Optima's 25 mpg city, 36 mpg highway. Not to mention the 2017 Optima's LX 1.6T trim, which hits a very economical – and eco-friendly – 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway! Not to mention the 2017 Optima's superior size on the inside, with a comfortable, luxurious 104.8 cubic feet for you to unwind in. The 2017 Passat has a smaller interior for passengers, checking in at 102 cubic feet, making the ride a tighter squeeze.
|2017 Kia Optima||Vs.||2017 VW Passat|
|28, 37||Top MPG (city, highway)||23, 34|
|104.8||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||102.0|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick?||Yes|
|Yes||NHTSA Overall 5-Star Safety Rating?||Yes|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles|
|5 years or 60,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Bumper-to-Bumper||3 years or 36,000 miles|
Midsize sedans are often pretty powerful vehicles in their own right. These two are no exception, with the 2017 VW Passat's base performance a solid 170 horsepower. However, the 2017 Optima zooms past with 185 base horsepower, making it easier to change lanes and merge onto the highway. Add to this the 2017 Optima's technology package, which includes driver-assist features like Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Surround View Monitor, and more – like the available 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system. The 2017 Passat cannot match the number of speakers or the variety of available safety features that are available with the 2017 Optima.
Are you ready for a next-level, fuel-efficient, fun sedan? Then you'll want to check out a 2017 Kia Optima at Boucher Kia of Racine, located at 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, and we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information about the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive.