Nothing beats the balance between style, space and performance for which cars in the midsize sedan class are uniquely designed and engineered. This timeless class of vehicles allows you to enjoy all the benefits that come with a low center of gravity, occupant-centered interior space and a trunk that locks securely away. They also are rock stars for fuel efficiency and comfort, seeing the design’s aerodynamics result in high performance at the fuel pump and with regards to road noise.
Offering standard features like active safety and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, the restyled 2019 Kia Optima has taken the class even further. It’s become a favorite in a crowded market, letting drivers and passengers take advantage of futuristic comfort and convenience tech at a significantly higher value than domestic and Japanese competitors. Up against the 2019 Kia Optima today, is the VW Passat. Let’s see how they do!
2019 Kia Optima
2019 VW Passat
|3 (178 hp – 245 hp)||Engine options (horsepower)||1 (174 hp)|
|185 horsepower||Standard horsepower||174 horsepower|
|31 MPG combined (EX)||Max combined fuel efficiency||29 MPG combined (Wolfsburg)|
|45.5 inches||Front-row legroom||42.4 inches|
|Top Safety Pick+||IIHS safety designation||Not recommended|
|10 years / 100,000 miles||Powertrain warranty||6 years / 72,000 miles|
|$19,250 – Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing*||Starts at||$25,295|
As you can see the 2019 Kia Optima wipes the floor with the VW Passat. While the Passat has solid fuel efficiency, it just can’t match that of the 2019 Kia Optima. If you’re the kind of driver who prefers to trade some of those MPGs for RPMS, however, you’ll find that the available turbocharged engine in the 2019 Kia Optima delivers heart-racing thrill and confident passing. With greater legroom, an industry-leading infotainment experience and recognition from the authorities in automotive safety, you’ll find that the 2019 Kia Optima is a vehicle that goes above and beyond to let you know you made the right choice.
At Friendly Kia, we can get behind this idea. After all, it’s how we’ve always seen our place in the community. Being able to sell Kia vehicles means more than just providing high-value models to our friends, family members and neighbors in Tampa Bay. It means seeing them get the most out of life in a comfortable, safe and fun vehicle. Our commitment to customer satisfaction was recognized this year by Kia. As members for the Kia Presidents Club, we join only 30 dealerships nationwide with the prominent level of recognition we’ve received for how satisfied our customers are. Stop by today and see why the Kia Optima is a smart choice and how being Friendly makes all the difference!