2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Kia Optima

Are you looking for a classically-styled sedan that offers more room than smaller models? A midsize model like the 2017 Volkswagen Passat may be just what you are looking for! This sedan offers plenty of leg, elbow, and headroom to accommodate taller passengers or growing families. Almost every auto brand on the market has its own version of the midsize sedan, and the 2017 Kia Optima is a top rival for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat. Let us present a comparison so that you can find out what makes the 2017 Volkswagen Passat the better buy!

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2017 Volkswagen Passat VS 2017 Kia Optima
$22,440 MSRP $22,200
VW Car-Net App-Connect Infotainment UVO eServices

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

What Kinds of Engines are Available for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat?

Drivers who value power, efficiency, quality, and long-lasting dependability oftentimes turn to Volkswagen, which provides all of those features in each of its engines – especially the ones paired with the 2017 Volkswagen Passat. 

For 2017, the Volkswagen Passat comes available with two different engine options: 

  • 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder (170 horsepower / 184 lb.-ft. torque power output; 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 / 258 lb.-ft. torque power output; 20 mpg-city / 28 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 18.5-gallon fuel tank; 518-highway mile estimated driving range) 

No matter which engine you choose for your 2017 Volkswagen Passat, you will enjoy excellent efficiency and the ability to go farther with fewer fill-ups along the way. 

To make your commute or road trip easier and more fun, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat can be outfitted with the VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system, which offers streaming capabilities, hands-free communication, and navigation. 

To learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, please contact us or stop by our dealership to talk to our sales team.

Front dash of 2017 Volkswagen Passat with VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system
Interior seating in 2017 Volkswagen Passat
Black 2017 Volkswagen Passat
Silver 2017 Volkswagen Passat

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