Compare 2006 Kia Optima vs 2006 Toyota Camry

2006 Kia Optima
2006 Toyota Camry
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2006.5 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 24 34 $15,435 $16,355
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $15,245 $16,400
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $16,500 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $16,405 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 22 30 $17,605 $19,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 27 $17,555 $19,200
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 22 30 $17,995 $19,345
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $18,045 $19,395
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 22 30 $18,890 $20,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 20 27 $18,625 $20,400
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4-Door Sedan Manual STD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual STD 24 33 $16,875 $18,445
4-Door Sedan Automatic STD 24 34 $17,634 $19,275
4-Door Sedan Manual LE 24 33 $17,491 $19,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 24 34 $18,234 $20,375
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 33 $18,132 $20,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 24 34 $18,872 $21,205
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE V6 20 28 $20,272 $22,780
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 24 34 $20,285 $22,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE V6 21 29 $21,381 $24,025
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE V6 20 28 $22,966 $25,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,435
$16,875
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,355
$18,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.2 101.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
186.4 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 60.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 16.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 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)
3142 3108
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4250 160 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
161 @ 5800 154 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.58
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 Dual-link
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.)
McPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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