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 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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.2 101.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
186.4 189.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 16.7
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 34.8
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/65R15
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3142 3108
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Toyota Camry
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Dual-link

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