2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Kia Optima

Are you looking for a sedan that is both efficient and comfortable? We recommend that you consider a midsize model. Like their compact sedan siblings, midsize sedans are incredibly efficient. Yet, they have a larger cabin with more leg, elbow, and headroom for taller drivers and passengers. These factors make midsize sedans extremely popular with shoppers, so you have many options to choose from. Let us help make the decision easier by offering a comparison of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Kia Optima.

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2017 Volkswagen Passat VS 2017 Kia Optima
$22,440 MSRP $22,200

1.8L turbo 4-cylinder

3.6L V6
Engine Options

2.4L DOHC I-4

1.6L turbo I-4

2.0L turbo I-4
18.5 gallons Fuel Tank Capacity 18.5 gallons
15.9 cubic feet Trunk Space 15.9 cubic feet

2017 Volkswagen Passat Engine Options and Specs

There are two engine options available with the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, one of which will match your driving style and preferences.

The base engine is a 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder, which delivers 170 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine attains an estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. And with the help of the 18.5-gallon fuel tank, models outfitted with the 1.8L engine may be able to cover as much as 629 highway miles.

If you are looking for more power and attitude, there is a 3.6L V6 engine. This beating heart produces 280 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque when premium fuel is utilized. Although the engine delivers a substantial amount of power, it is still incredibly efficient with an estimated 20 mpg-city/28 mpg-highway fuel economy and a 518-highway mile driving range.

To learn more about our 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Kia Optima comparison, please visit our dealership and talk to our sales team.

Front dash of 2017 Volkswagen Passat with VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system
2017 Volkswagen Passat in black
Interior seating in 2017 Volkswagen Passat
Front/side profile of 2017 Volkswagen Passat

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