Compare 2002 Kia Optima vs 2002 Dodge Stratus

2002 Kia Optima
2002 Dodge Stratus
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 21 28 $13,408 $14,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 20 27 $14,158 $15,749
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 28 $14,771 $16,549
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 27 $15,521 $17,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 18 24 $15,440 $17,449
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 SE 18 24 $16,663 $18,849
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $16,515 $17,755
2-Door Coupe SE/SXT 22 29 $17,026 $18,340
4-Door Sedan SE PLUS/SXT 21 30 $17,473 $18,820
4-Door Sedan ES 20 27 $19,449 $21,015
2-Door Coupe R/T 20 29 $19,744 $21,360
4-Door Sedan R/T 20 27 $19,998 $21,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,408
$16,515
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,899
$17,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / month
$296 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 52.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 94
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 35.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 108.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
186.2 191.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 16.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x 0.40
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 - 11.1 x 0.55
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 P205/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 P205/65TR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3157 3207
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 10.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA 510
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 4500 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA EDZ
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 @ 6000 150 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA DGL
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Dodge Stratus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Normal Duty
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Normal Duty

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