Compare 2007 Kia Optima vs 2007 Buick Lacrosse

2007 Kia Optima
2007 Buick Lacrosse
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX 24 34 $15,435 $16,355
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LX 24 34 $16,500 $17,650
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 22 30 $17,995 $19,345
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX 24 34 $18,045 $19,395
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic EX 22 30 $18,890 $20,400
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4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CX 20 30 $21,182 $22,415
4-Door Sedan CXL 20 30 $23,473 $24,840
4-Door Sedan CXS 19 27 $25,552 $27,040
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,435
$21,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,355
$22,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$374 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.2 99.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.4 198.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 110.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 16.0
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 - 10.6 x 0.55
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 - 11.7 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 17
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 2.39
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QPX
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QPX
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)
3142 3495
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4250 230 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L26
Displacement
2.4L/144 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 5800 200 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.56
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan CX
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Buick LaCrosse
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Premium Ride
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Premium Ride
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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