Compare 2005 Kia Optima vs 2005 Saturn L-Series

2005 Kia Optima
2005 Saturn L-Series
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $15,055 $16,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $16,220 $17,450
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 22 30 $17,420 $18,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 27 $17,365 $18,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 20 27 $18,435 $20,195
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L300 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
L300 4-Door Sedan 21 28 $19,714 $21,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,055
$19,714
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,195
$21,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$356 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 96.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 190.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 17.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.4
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 - 11.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 11.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QDJ
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QDJ
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 - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3281 3237
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 10.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 3000 190 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA L81
Displacement
2.4L/143 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 5500 182 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 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 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Saturn L-Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Indep. Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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