Compare Kia Optima vs Volkswagen Passat

Overview

Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
174 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
206 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
36.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P205/65HR16
P215/55HR17
Rear Tire
P205/65HR16
P215/55HR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
28 MPG
City
24 MPG
24 MPG
Highway
32 MPG
36 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 Tons/yr
6.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
444 miles
444 miles
Cruising Range Highway
592 miles
666 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
191.1 in
193.6 in
Height
57.7 in
58 in
Max Width
73.2 in
72.2 in
Front Width
63.5 in
62.1 in
Rear Width
63.8 in
61 in
Wheelbase
110.4 in
110.4 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
45.5 in
42.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.8 in
38.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.1 in
56.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.6 in
39.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.8 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56.4 in
57 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
56 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,230 lbs
3,325 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
15.9 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue, Build Out: 11/30/2019
  • Sangria
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

Snow White Pearl
Aurora Red Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles