Compare 2010 Mitsubishi Galant vs 2010 Kia Optima

2010 Mitsubishi Galant
2010 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan ES 21 30 $20,379 $21,599
4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $22,643 $23,999
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX 22 32 $17,640 $17,995
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LX 22 32 $18,350 $19,195
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX 22 32 $19,620 $20,995
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SX 22 32 $20,370 $21,795
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic EX 20 28 $20,560 $21,995
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SX 20 28 $21,300 $22,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,379
$17,640
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,599
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mitsubishi Galant is adequate in most respects—and surprisingly comfortable. But it's not exciting or class-leading in any way. The 2010 Kia Optima doesn’t have the excitement of its newest small cars, the Soul and Forte, but it does have strong appeal based in practical attributes like interior space, comfort, and value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.0 104.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 189.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
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)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 35.5
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3395 3157
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
157 @ 4000 169 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
4G69 NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 175 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 32
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.18
Trans Description Cont.
Sportronic Auto w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.55
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Galant Kia Optima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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