Compare 2012 Suzuki Kizashi vs 2012 Kia Optima

2012 Suzuki Kizashi
2012 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD S 21 31 $18,238 $18,999
4-Door dn CVT FWD S S 23 31 $20,158 $20,999
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS Sport 20 29 $21,502 $22,399
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SE 23 30 $21,550 $22,449
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD S 23 30 $21,598 $22,499
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE 22 29 $22,846 $23,799
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SE Leather Edition 23 30 $22,942 $23,899
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GTS Sport 23 30 $23,566 $24,549
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD SLS Sport 20 29 $24,094 $25,099
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE Leather Edition 22 29 $24,238 $25,249
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD GTS Sport 22 29 $24,862 $25,899
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SLS Sport 23 30 $25,294 $26,349
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SLS Sport w/Navi 23 30 $25,294 $26,349
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport w/Navi 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
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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
$18,238
$19,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,999
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're looking for a sophisticated, well-equipped sporty sedan that's a lot of car for the money, you should definitely check out the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi. 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
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 57.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 45.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 102.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
183.1 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 110.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
- TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
4-wheel disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T145/90D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3241 3206
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
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
Fuel System
MPFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 186 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6500 200 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.33-3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.27
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.26
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.69
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Kizashi Kia Optima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - 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
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
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
--
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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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