2017 Kia Optima vs. 2017 Volkswagen Passat

While there have been many recent articles and sales reports talking about the upswing in SUV and crossover vehicle sales, midsize sedans aren't going anywhere. In fact, with models like the 2017 Kia Optima and the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, they're better than ever, with fuel-friendly and tech-savvy driver experiences!

While the VW Passat is a best-selling model, if you look at it inside and out, it makes you hesitant when you compare it to the 2017 Optima, also a best-selling model and the official vehicle of the NBA. The 2017 Passat has the standard German VW engineering and a boxy exterior which houses adequate power and features, but the 2017 Optima surpasses the Passat in so many ways. Just check out the price: The 2017 Optima is around $16,380 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the 2017 Passat checks in at around $1,000 more at competing dealers. And check the fuel economy: The 2017 Optima's base MPG is 25 city and 36 highway, with a bump up to 28 mpg city and 37 mpg highway in its LX 1.6T trim, while the 2017 Passat will rack up more visits to the gas station with its pedestrian 23 mpg city, 34 mpg highway.

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2017 Kia Optima Vs. 2017 VW Passat
$16,380 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $17,495 (The Competition)
25, 36 MPG (city, highway) 23, 34
185 Horsepower (base) 170
104.8 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 102
Yes - 2 models (Optima Hybrid; Optima Plug-In Hybrid) Hybrid Version Also Available? No
10 years or 100,000 miles Warranty Coverage - Limited Powertrain 5 years or 60,000 miles

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The 2017 Kia Optima features smoother lines, a more elegant swoop of the roof, and a more visually-appealing color palette to choose from than the 2017 VW Passat features. The 2017 Optima has 10 total exterior color choices and 9 interior fabric and color schemes among its five trim options, including the appealing Sangria and Horizon Blue exterior colors. The 2017 Passat has an expansive but more muted palette to pick from, with a stoic beige exterior color that perfectly suits the sedan's stoic demeanor, for example.

Not only does the 2017 Kia Optima have an edge in fuel economy, design and starting price, it also has a roomier interior, with 104.8 cubic feet to stretch out in, superior to the 2017 Passat's 102 cubic feet. And the 2017 Optima, the official vehicle of the NBA, can be yours at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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