2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Kia Optima

When it comes to sedans, midsize models are some of the most popular choices due to their more comfortable dimensions while remaining efficient. There are many, MANY midsize models available on the market, but none of them measure up to the 2017 Volkswagen Passat. This vehicle is incredibly stylish and is built to the highest quality standards. To show you how awesome this midsize sedan is, we have put it against one of its top rivals: the 2017 Kia Optima.

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2017 Volkswagen Passat VS 2017 Kia Optima

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

15.9 cubic feet Trunk Space 15.9 cubic feet
VW Car-Net App-Connect Infotainment UVO eServices
$22,440 MSRP $22,200

Engine Options of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is one of the most efficient midsize sedans on the market, and this can be credited to the high-performing engine options that it comes with. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat can be outfitted with one of the following engines: 

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
  • 425.5 city-mile estimated driving range
  • 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
  • 370 city-mile estimated driving range
  • 518 highway-mile estimated driving range

Whether you are on the daily commute or a cross-country road trip, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat offers a fun ride thanks to its available VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system. This system lets you enjoy your favorite music and audio books through streaming capabilities – and you can stay connected with friends and family without taking your eyes off the road! 

To learn more about our 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Kia Optima comparison, please contact us here at Donaldsons Volkswagen.

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


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