The horsepower is a parameter that majority of us pay the greatest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Kia which has by 18 % horsepower more when compared to the Volkswagen Passat B7, which makes this car somewhat better in terms of high speed. Having more horsepower the Kia Optima will also give a bit better flexiblility in specific gears.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Volkswagen Passat B7 can reach the
speed of 100Km/h relatively slower than the Kia Optima Sedan 2.0 DOHC 165HP manual. The
difference at the level of
3 % is
is slightly to the Kia Optima Sedan 2.0 DOHC 165HP manual advantage, however, it should
not be substantially taken into
as important for choosing
one of compared
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room as well as driving stability. The Kia Optima Sedan is 9 mm wider in relation to the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine. It is clearly felt by those sitting in front, who have more space for their elbows.
The Kia Optima Sedan 2.0 DOHC 165HP manual has 84 mm longer wheelbase in comparison to Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine. Therefore the Kia Optima is safer and has a better stability. Moreover, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable traveling.
The Kia Optima Sedan 2.0 DOHC 165HP manual has by 2 percent bigger engine capacity than the Volkswagen. This may have a little impact when it comes to accleration, as both figures are quite simmilar.
Maximum load capacity
The Kia Optima is 2 percent longer in comparison to the Volkswagen Passat B7. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and in most cases have bigger trunk. While the Kia Optima Sedan seems to be better for families or those who love the idea of soft, smooth long-distance rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Volkswagen may appeal to singles because it will not cause troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
Number of doors
A five-door car generally is a hatchback and because of that the Kia, where you can open up the boot lid and fold flat the back seats making more room, has the edge on the four-door Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine which in turn has a smaller trunk cut off from the passenger compartment.
Model release date
Given that the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual was unveiled only 1 year earlier than the Kia Optima Sedan, the gap between technology used in both cars shouldn’t be really big, however, the Kia Optima Sedan 2.0 DOHC 165HP manual might have slightly more modern solutions used in it.