Compare 2011 Lexus LS 600h L vs 2011 Kia Optima

2011 Lexus LS 600h L
2011 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 19 23 $99,904 $112,250
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX 24 35 $18,800 $19,200
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic LX 24 34 $19,780 $20,700
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic EX 24 34 $21,210 $22,700
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic EX 22 34 $23,080 $24,700
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SX 22 34 $24,480 $26,200
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic EX Hybrid 34 39 $24,760 $26,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$99,904
$18,800
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$112,250
$19,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1871 / month
$320 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Kia simply gets it; basic doesn't have to be boring, and the 2011 Kia Optima shows that mid-size sedan shoppers don't have to settle to design boredom or a lack of features.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 102.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
121.7 110.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
203.9 190.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Regenerative Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.1 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.2 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.3-3.7 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
11.6-17.6 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P245/45R19 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R19 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P205/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5360 3206
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 3.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
438 combined 200 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 186 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.92 4.33-3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.27
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.26
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.69
Trans Type
1 6
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 600h L Kia Optima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Air w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Air w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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