Compare 2013 Suzuki Kizashi vs 2013 Kia Optima

2013 Suzuki Kizashi
2013 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Base 20 29 $19,198 $19,999
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SE 23 30 $20,878 $21,749
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE 22 29 $22,318 $23,249
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GTS Sport 23 30 $24,766 $25,799
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD GTS Sport 22 29 $26,110 $27,199
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport 22 29 $27,838 $28,999
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 24 35 $20,400 $21,350
4-Door Sedan EX 24 35 $22,095 $23,650
4-Door Sedan SX 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
4-Door Sedan SX w/Chrome Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
4-Door Sedan SX w/Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,198
$20,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,999
$21,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$356 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Suzuki might be off the radar for some shoppers, but the 2013 Kizashi offers a lot of sophistication and value for the money. The 2013 Kia Optima adds generous dashes of style and sophistication to what's otherwise a sensible, frugal, and spacious mid-size sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 34.65
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.96
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 54.49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 57.28
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.60
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 55.71
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 45.47
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 102.17
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 54.65
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.05
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 63.03
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.31
Length, Overall (in)
183.1 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.28
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 63.03
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 110.04
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 15.43
Brakes
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
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.76
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.94
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - 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 3223
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 3.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection 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)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.63
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 2.88
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.38
Summary
Body Style
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
7.6 NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) NA
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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