Compare 2003 Kia Optima vs 2003 Toyota Camry

2003 Kia Optima
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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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4-Door Sedan Manual LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LE 23 33 $17,043 $19,045
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 23 32 $17,786 $19,875
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 23 33 $17,687 $19,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 23 32 $18,427 $20,705
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 20 28 $19,810 $22,260
4-Door Sedan V6 VVTi Automatic LE 20 28 $19,810 $22,260
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 23 32 $19,840 $22,295
4-Door Sedan V6 VVTi Automatic SE 20 28 $20,704 $23,265
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 20 28 $21,093 $23,700
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 20 28 $22,610 $25,405
4-Door Sedan V6 VVTi Automatic XLE 20 28 $22,610 $25,405
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,370
$17,043
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,500
$19,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.4 101.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 16.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.4 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)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA P205/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3281 3086
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 582
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 3000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 5500 157 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.8
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Toyota Camry
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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