Compare 2001 Kia Optima vs 2001 Volkswagen Passat

2001 Kia Optima
2001 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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 Manual GLS
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 Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 95.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 184.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 15
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
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
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
Front Tire Size
P195/70HR14 P195/65HR15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- - TBD -
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 -
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.70
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
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 -

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