Compare 2002 Kia Optima vs 2002 Volkswagen Passat

2002 Kia Optima
2002 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 $13,408 $14,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 20 27 $14,158 $15,749
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 28 $14,771 $16,549
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 27 $15,521 $17,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 18 24 $15,440 $17,449
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 SE 18 24 $16,663 $18,849
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,049 $24,250
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,772 $25,050
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,122 $25,325
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $23,845 $26,125
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $24,951 $27,075
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $25,674 $27,875
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 20 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Sedan W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,408
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,899
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 95
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
186.2 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 15
Brakes
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 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.3
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3157 3225
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA 80
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 @ 6000 170 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 4500 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 1.8L/108.7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.43
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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