Compare 2008 Kia Optima vs 2008 Dodge Avenger

2008 Kia Optima
2008 Dodge Avenger
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX 21 31 $15,810 $16,755
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $16,960 $18,150
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 20 28 $18,460 $19,845
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $18,510 $19,895
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic EX 20 28 $19,350 $20,900
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4-Door Sedan SE FWD *Ltd Avail*
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 21 30 $17,036 $18,345
4-Door Sedan FWD SXT 21 30 $17,846 $19,245
4-Door Sedan FWD R/T 16 26 $21,221 $22,995
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 15 24 $23,021 $24,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,810
$17,036
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,755
$18,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$306 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Kia Optima doesn't perform as well as other mid-size sedans, but its roomy package and generous features make it a strong practical choice. The 2008 Dodge Avenger’s styling is refreshingly different in a same-as field of sedans, but otherwise it’s behind the curve.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.2 100.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 53.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 108.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
186.4 190.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 13.4
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 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 36.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TPX
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TPX
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3142 3235
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Engine
Fuel System
- TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4250 165 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA ED3
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 5800 172 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA DFF
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Dodge Avenger
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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