Compare 2004 Kia Optima vs 2004 Buick Century

2004 Kia Optima
2004 Buick Century
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $14,765 $15,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $15,715 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 27 $16,805 $18,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 22 30 $17,030 $18,495
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 20 27 $18,150 $19,895
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4-Door Sedan Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 30 $19,960 $21,815
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,765
$19,960
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$21,815
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$364 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.4 101.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 109.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 62.0
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 - - 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 - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 17
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
NA compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QGY
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QGY
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3281 3342
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 102
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 3000 195 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LG8
Displacement
2.4L/144 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 5500 175 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.568
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.705
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.921
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4dr Sdn Custom
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Buick Century
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-wheel
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-wheel
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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