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2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Kia Optima

If you have been on the hunt for a new sedan and are finding the compact models a little too tight, then we recommend a midsize version. Midsize sedans are some of the top-selling vehicles on the market because they offer more room but are still easy on fuel. Volkswagen’s Passat model is a favorite choice for drivers, but it faces a lot of competition from other brands—including Kia and its Optima model. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Kia Optima are similar in that they both offer infotainment systems and spacious trunk spaces, but there is a key difference that may make the 2017 Volkswagen Passat the ideal choice.


2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Kia Optima

15.9 cubic feet

Trunk Space 15.9 cubic feet

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

VW Car-Net App-Connect Infotainment UVO eServices
$22,440 MSRP $22,200

What Engines are Available With the 2017 Volkswagen Passat?

Like other models in the current Volkswagen lineup, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat was made to be as efficient as possible while still delivering an exciting ride. Depending on the trim you choose, there will be one of the following engines under the hood:

  • 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder (170 horsepower; 184 lb.-ft. torque; 23 mpg-city/34 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 18.5-gallon fuel tank; 629-highway mile estimated driving range)
  • 3.6L V6 (280 horsepower with premium fuel; 258 lb.-ft. torque with premium fuel; 20 mpg-city/28 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 18.5-gallon fuel tank; 518-highway mile estimated driving range)

To learn more about our 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Kia Optima comparison, please contact us. We also invite you to stop by our dealership to check out the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and to talk to our sales team.