Compare 2009 Chevrolet Impala vs 2008 Kia Amanti

2009 Chevrolet Impala
2008 Kia Amanti
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 29 $22,719 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT 19 29 $23,535 $24,645
4-Door Sedan 3.9L LT 17 27 $25,890 $27,110
4-Door Sedan LTZ 17 27 $28,296 $29,630
4-Door Sedan SS 16 24 $29,733 $31,135
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $23,250 $25,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,719
$23,250
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,790
$25,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$425 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you’re in the market for a comfortable sedan with lots of space at a reasonable price, the 2009 Chevrolet Impala is a practical but not exciting choice. If you don't mind driving a big car with derivative looks, the 2008 Kia Amanti is a great choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 44.5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.5 106.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
200.4 196.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 1.18 11.9 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)
10.94 x 0.43 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 38.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
QPX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 3770
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 110
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5800 264 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4000 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LZE NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.44
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportmatic shifter
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 3.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.09
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Kia Amanti
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LS 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Touring Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Touring Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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