2020 Volkswagen Passat vs 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Volkswagen Passat vs 2020 Kia Optima

Looking for a new mid-sized sedan means considering what feels like an unending lineup of four-door vehicles from all over the world. For the ease of comparison, this page is dedicated to a matchup between two sedans from two different parts of the world. From Germany comes the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, and from Korea comes the 2020 Kia Optima.

The Volkswagen Passat entered the North American market in the year 2011, and the Kia Optima began much earlier, at the start of the new millennium. The Passat has faced a bit of an uphill battle since 2011 to get any share of the North American sedan demand and has secured its own following. The 2020 model year of the Passat doesn’t feature any major redesigns, but it does focus on power, affordability, and technology to draw in new Volkswagen fans.

2020 Volkswagen Passat 


2020 Kia Optima 

Turbocharged 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder (Standard)  Engine Turbocharged 1.6L Inline 4-Cylinder (available) 
206 Torque (lb-ft)  195 
$22,995  Starting MSRP  $23,390 
23/34/27  Fuel Economy (City, Highway, Combined)  24/32/27 

Other Features of the 2020 Volkswagen Passat

Choosing the Volkswagen Passat grants the owner a unique opportunity to get the premium audio package, powered by Fender®. Since Fender® makes musical equipment and amplifiers already, putting their equipment into a vehicle makes for a quality sound system unlike any other.

But that’s not all. The following is a list of other great technology and equipment features available on the 2020 Volkswagen Passat:

  • 42.2-inch Front Legroom
  • 39.1-inch Rear Legroom
  • 38.3-inch Front Headroom
  • 37.8-inch Rear Legroom
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Ventilated Front Disc and Solid Rear Disc Brakes
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 19-Inch Wheels
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting system
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • Lane-Keeping Assist System
  • Parking Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • And Much More!