Compare 2013 Dodge Avenger vs 2013 Kia Optima

2013 Dodge Avenger
2013 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 21 29 $19,482 $19,795
4-Door Sedan SXT 20 31 $22,322 $22,595
4-Door Sedan R/T 19 29 $24,514 $25,695
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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
$19,482
$20,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,795
$21,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$356 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Dodge Avenger has an eye-catching design and is well-equipped, but it failed to provide an inspiring driving experience. 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
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.000 55.71
Front Leg Room (in)
42.400 45.47
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.600 54.65
Second Leg Room (in)
36.200 34.65
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 39.96
Second Hip Room (in)
52.800 54.49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.300 57.28
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.200 102.17
Second Head Room (in)
38.300 37.60
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.400 57.28
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.700 63.03
Wheelbase (in)
108.900 110.04
Liftover Height (in)
30.500 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.800 72.05
Track Width, Front (in)
61.700 63.03
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.200 5.31
Length, Overall (in)
192.600 190.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.500 15.43
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.300 x 0.400 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.500 x 1.000 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.900 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.700 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.500 35.76
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TR1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TR1 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P205/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3400 3223
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.200 3.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 200 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 186 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 35
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.210 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.570 2.63
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.910 2.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.690 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.840 4.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.80
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Kia Optima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 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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