The horsepower is a feature that most of car fans look at first when buying a car. In this comparison it is the Kia Optima Sedan that has by 35 percent more horsepower in relation to the Volkswagen Passat B6. Consequently the Kia will reach higher speed. Due to more horsepower the Kia Optima Sedan should as well give better flexiblility in specific gears.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference amounts to 10 percent shows that the Volkswagen Passat B6 is insensibly beaten in this confrontation. In the „mid-size” segment, to which the Volkswagen Passat B6 is assigned, the average acceleration is 9.9 s and is by 6 % faster than acceleration of Volkswagen’s car.
The top speed possible to be reached by the Kia Optima Sedan is greater in relation to the Volkswagen Passat B6 by 7 kilometers per hour, which allows the Kia to cover quicker large stretches of highway. The difference at the level of 7 kilometers/hour is little and will not be a very noticable in everyday driving.
Width of a car directly affects interior space for travelers and also stability on road. The Kia is widther by 1 % than the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan and is not really relevant. The average for the „middle” segment amounts to approximately 1,764 millimeters and is by 70 mm larger than the same attribute of the Kia Optima.
Kia has 3 percent longer wheelbase when compared to the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also gives more storage space. However, vehicles having a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The Kia Optima Sedan has 608 cubic centimeters bigger engine size when compared to the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan. The difference is notable. As a result the Kia should accelerate faster and be able to reach higher maximum speed. On the other hand greater engine size usually results in worst fuel efficiency.
The Kia is 82 mm longer in relation to the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 1.4 TSI 122HP manual. The length of the car is important in respect of travelling comfort and space in the trunk. The Kia Optima Sedan 2.0 DOHC 165HP manual probably will be offering to it's users more space for legs. Aditionally the Kia Optima Sedan will be better driven ,however, the Volkswagen will be a little easier to park because of shorter length .
Number of doors
A 5-door car usually means a hatchback (however estate cars also count as 5-door cars) and for that reason the Kia Optima Sedan 2.0 DOHC 165HP manual, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat enlarging a luggage compartment, has an advantage on the 4-door Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan with the hinges for the boot that opens under the rear window.
Model release date
Production of the older vehicle commenced much more earlier than its rival and for this reason we may expect that this vehicle is equipped with significantly less modern parts applied.