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2014 Volkswagen Passat

2014 Kia Optima

  2014 Volkswagen Passat Sport 2014 Kia Optima
MSRP
$20,845
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$21,500
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Invoice $19,990 $20,579
MPG
City/Highway
20/43 20/34
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2014 VW Passat gains a good new four-cylinder, while it keeps its grip on TDI economy, excellent interior room, and top-notch crash-test scores. Read Full Review The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Expansive rear seat
  • Excellent turbodiesel fuel economy
  • Minimalist styling that should endure
  • Ride and handling a cut above
  • Strong safety scores

Dislikes:

  • Dull base engine
  • Still some grainy plastic trim
  • Road and wind noise are noticeable
  • Gaps in the features and options lists

Likes:

  • Handsome exterior, made even sharper
  • Simple dash layout
  • Improved seats
  • Plush interior (Limited)
  • Good value for the money

Dislikes:

  • Tough getting in and out of back seats
  • A little noisier inside than top rivals
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