2017 Kia Optima vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat

Shopping for a new car can be difficult and time consuming when there are so many similar models on the market. Once you have narrowed down your search to a few top choices, doing comparisons can be helpful to show you which model gives you the most features and capabilities that you are looking for. This comparison looks at the base models of the 2017 Kia Optima vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat.

The Kia Optima boasts more power, efficiency, comfort and convenience features than the Passat, and has a lower price point making it the better option for anyone in the market for a sedan model. The Optima has standard features like voice recognition and a driver information center, which the Passat does not offer on its base trim. Let's take a look at some of the key differences between these two models!

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2017 Kia Optima vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat
2.4-liter I4 Engine 1.8-liter I4
185 Horsepower Horsepower 170 Horsepower
29 MPG Combined MPG 27 MPG
105 ft3 Passenger Volume 102 ft3

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The Kia Optima has a sleek design and plenty of interior amenities. The Optima has comfort features like an available memory seat for the driver, premium cloth seat trim and an available remote starting system. Safety features like knee protection airbags for the driver, parking assist, blind spot monitor system and heated side mirrors are available as well. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat does not offer any of these comfort and safety features on its base trim, which is why drivers looking for a new sedan model need to check out the 2017 Kia Optima!

2017 Kia Optima cabin space
2017 Kia Optima steering wheel mounted controls
2017 Kia Optima seating options
2017 Kia Optima passenger space

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