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Kia Optima vs. Volkswagen Passat Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Kia Optima vs. Volkswagen Passat Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $34,870

Kia Optima SX   
Difference: $1,105

Lowest Total Invoice: $32,397

Kia Optima SX   
Difference: $2,063

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelOptimaPassat
TrimSXV6 SEL Premium
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $30,500 $34,650
Base Invoice $28,380 $33,230
Technology Package 3,000  
Cargo net 50 100
Remote start 425  
Rear spoiler   375
Technology Package 2,727  
Cargo net 42 80
Remote start 353  
Rear spoiler   300
Options (change) 3,475 475
Options (change) 3,122 380
Destination 895 850
Total Price $34,870 $35,975
Total Invoice $32,397 $34,460

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Volkswagen Passat

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Kia Optima SX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,255
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,202
Model Year20182018
ModelOptimaPassat
TrimSXV6 SEL Premium
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine245hp I4280hp V6
TransmissionT6S6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)22/31 MPG19/28 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)630, 10400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/45-18235/45-18
Total Price$34,870$35,975
Adjustments for Features-1500
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$34,720$35,975
Total Invoice$32,397$34,460
Adjustments for Features-1390
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$32,258$34,460

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Features Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Volkswagen Passat

Model Year20182018
ModelOptimaPassat
TrimSXV6 SEL Premium
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
6-speed automated manual $1100
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener$125 
Remote app $25
Semi-automated parking system $500
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear $100
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200
Obstacle detection, front $200
Rollover sensor$50 
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat$40 
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player $125
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
Mirrorlink support $0
MP3-compatible player $50
Rain-sensing wipers $175
SD Card slot $25
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Voice control for external devices$0 
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0 
Bodyside moldings $75
Laminated front side windows$200 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0 
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Sunroof $900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock $25
Approach detection$25 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Steering-linked fog lights $50
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 
Door sill trim plates $100
Heated second row seats $200
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels $350
Electronic systems calibration selector$200 
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Performance steering system (optional)$0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$5,765$5,615
Value of Feature Adjustments$150$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1390

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Volkswagen Passat

Model Year20182018
ModelOptimaPassat
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase110.4 in110.4 in
Length191.1 in191.6 in
Width73.2 in72.2 in
Height57.7 in58.5 in
Curb Weight3,494 lb.3,571 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.8 in38.3 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.1 in56.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.0 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom45.5 in42.4 in
Row 2 Headroom37.8 in37.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.4 in57.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in39.1 in
Cargo Volume15.9 ft315.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Optima SX

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Surround sound250No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Harman/Kardon, 630W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
HD radio50Yes
Total Requested137544%
Total Not Requested175056%

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