Compare 2001 Kia Optima vs 2001 Volkswagen Passat

2001 Kia Optima
2001 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan LX Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 21 28 $13,788 $15,299
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 20 20 $14,542 $16,149
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 28 $15,601 $17,599
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 20 $16,355 $18,449
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 19 25 $16,120 $18,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 SE 19 25 $17,443 $19,949
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4-Door Sedan GLS Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $19,519 $21,450
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $20,242 $22,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 20 29 $20,592 $22,525
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 20 29 $21,315 $23,325
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $21,868 $24,050
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $22,591 $24,850
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $22,941 $25,125
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $23,664 $25,925
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $24,770 $26,875
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $25,493 $27,675
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $25,626 $28,210
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $26,348 $29,010
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $26,699 $29,285
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $27,421 $30,085
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $28,528 $31,035
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $29,250 $31,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,788
$19,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,299
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 95.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 184.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 15
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x -TBD- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
-TBD- 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
-TBD- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70HR14 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/70HR14 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 3122
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 4500 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/241 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 @ 6000 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.30
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.70
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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