Compare 2012 Mitsubishi Galant vs 2012 Kia Optima

2012 Mitsubishi Galant
2012 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan ES 21 30 $20,974 $21,899
4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $23,273 $24,299
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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 $19,095 $19,500
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic LX 24 35 $20,065 $21,000
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic EX 24 35 $21,675 $23,200
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic EX 22 34 $23,455 $25,100
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,115 $25,800
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SX 22 34 $24,760 $26,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,974
$19,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,899
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mitsubishi Galant has endured as a rental-fleet special, but sedan shoppers would do better with nearly every other mid-size four-door on the market. The basics don't have to be boring: the 2012 Kia Optima evades design and driving boredom with suave looks, good performance and great gas mileage and features.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.0 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 110.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 15.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.2 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 - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 35.8
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3395 3206
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
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
Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 3.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
157 @ 4000 186 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
4G69 NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 200 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.69
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 4.33-3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 1.27
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.26
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Galant Kia Optima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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