Compare 2003 Kia Optima vs 2003 Honda Accord Sedan

2003 Kia Optima
2003 Honda Accord Sedan
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $14,370 $15,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $15,220 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX V6 20 27 $16,310 $17,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 22 30 $16,630 $18,095
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 20 27 $17,755 $19,495
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Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual DX 26 34 $14,228 $15,800
Automatic DX 24 33 $14,947 $16,600
Manual LX 26 34 $17,238 $19,200
Manual w/Side Airbags LX 26 34 $17,508 $19,450
Automatic LX 24 33 $18,002 $20,000
Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 24 33 $18,227 $20,250
Manual EX 26 34 $19,440 $21,600
Automatic EX 24 33 $20,159 $22,400
Manual w/Leather EX 26 34 $20,608 $22,900
Automatic V6 LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic V6 ULEV LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic w/Leather EX 24 33 $21,327 $23,700
Manual w/Leather/Navi EX 26 34 $22,405 $24,900
Automatic w/Leather/Navi EX 24 33 $23,124 $25,700
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,370
$14,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,500
$15,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$263 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.4 102.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 189.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 14.0
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 17.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 36.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3281 2989
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 3000 161 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 5500 160 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.267
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.147
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.659
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.769
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 4.389
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.872
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Honda Accord Sdn
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA

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