Compare 2015 Chrysler 200 vs 2014 Kia Optima

2015 Chrysler 200
2014 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan FWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD LX 23 36 $21,885 $21,995
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 23 36 $23,504 $23,950
4-Door Sedan FWD S 23 36 $24,650 $25,170
4-Door Sedan FWD C 23 36 $26,018 $26,625
4-Door Sedan AWD S 18 29 $28,598 $29,370
4-Door Sedan AWD C 18 29 $29,966 $30,825
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 23 34 $20,579 $21,500
4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,429 $23,950
4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $23,877 $25,500
4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,763 $27,500
4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $32,963 $35,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,885
$20,579
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,995
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chrysler 200 can fetch a premium for its style and its horsepower--but rear-seat room and handling are better bargains elsewhere. The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 45.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 102.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 63
Wheelbase (in)
108 110
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
192.3 190.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.8 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TKE NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TKE NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P205/65HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3473 3237
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6250 192 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
173 @ 4600 181 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ED6 NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.4 L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.64
Trans Order Code
DFH NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 4.21
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.80
Trans Type
9 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 200 Kia Optima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 6.8 (Est)
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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