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Selected Style 5-Door HB (SE)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 51 49 $30,721 $32,000
5-Door HB Advanced 51 49 $37,945 $39,525
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX
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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 2.0T Automatic SX 22 34 $24,760 $26,500
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,115 $25,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,721
$19,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$325 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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
Fuel Economy - City 51 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 51 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.7 102.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 55.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 45.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 54.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 34.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 176.4 190.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 63.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 110.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 72.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - 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) 10.2 x - 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) 10.6 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 35.8
Steering Type Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size T135/80D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 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) 3165 3206
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
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 Torque @ RPM - TBD - 186 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 combined 200 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 50 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 49 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 51 24
Transmission
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
Drivetrain Front 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) - TBD - 4.33-3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.27
Trans Description Cont. CVT Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius Plug-In Kia Optima
Body Style 5 Door Liftback Sedan
Suspension
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 Torsion Beam 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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7
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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