Compare 2001 Kia Optima vs 2001 Toyota Camry

2001 Kia Optima
2001 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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 Manual CE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 23 32 $15,906 $17,675
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 23 30 $16,626 $18,475
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 23 30 $18,169 $20,415
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual LE 21 28 $19,922 $22,385
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 20 28 $20,632 $23,185
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 23 30 $21,442 $24,095
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 20 28 $23,339 $26,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,788
$15,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,299
$17,675
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$295 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 96.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 43.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- 24.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 188.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 14.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x -TBD- 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
-TBD- 3.06
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- 37.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
-TBD- 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/70HR14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/70HR14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
NA P195/70R14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 2998
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 80
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/241 2.2L/132
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 @ 6000 136 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 4500 150 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.8
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.25
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Toyota Camry
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

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