Compare 2001 Kia Optima vs 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix

2001 Kia Optima
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix
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4-Door Sedan LX Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 21 28 $13,788 $15,299
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 20 20 $14,542 $16,149
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 28 $15,601 $17,599
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 20 $16,355 $18,449
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 19 25 $16,120 $18,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 SE 19 25 $17,443 $19,949
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 29 $18,716 $20,455
2-Door Coupe GT 20 30 $20,093 $21,960
4-Door Sedan GT 20 30 $20,230 $22,110
2-Door Coupe GTP 20 29 $23,286 $25,450
4-Door Sedan GTP 20 29 $23,451 $25,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,788
$18,716
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,299
$20,455
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 99.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- 27.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 196.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 110.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 16.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x -TBD- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 17.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
-TBD- 2.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 17.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
-TBD- 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/70HR14 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QIN
Front Tire Size
P195/70HR14 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA QIN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 3384
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 105
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/241 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 @ 6000 175 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 4500 195 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LG8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.92
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Pontiac Grand Prix
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Tri-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

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