Compare 2013 Audi S8 vs 2013 Kia Optima

2013 Audi S8
2013 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 15 26 $102,300 $110,000
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 24 35 $20,400 $21,350
4-Door Sedan EX 24 35 $22,095 $23,650
4-Door Sedan SX 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
4-Door Sedan SX w/Chrome Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
4-Door Sedan SX w/Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$102,300
$20,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$110,000
$21,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1833 / month
$356 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Kia Optima adds generous dashes of style and sophistication to what's otherwise a sensible, frugal, and spacious mid-size sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.65
Second Leg Room (in)
42.9 34.65
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.96
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.28
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 102.17
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.60
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.71
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 45.47
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.40 63.03
Wheelbase (in)
117.80 110.04
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.70 72.05
Track Width, Front (in)
64.70 63.03
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.31
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.50 57.28
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.43
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 35.76
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/35R21 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P265/35R21 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4685 3223
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 x 9.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 x 9.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.2 3.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
481 @ 5500 186 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/244 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
520 @ 5400-6400 200 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 24
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.667 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 2.63
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.204 2.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.667 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714 4.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.106 1.80
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.317 3.38
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi S8 Kia Optima
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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