Compare 2012 Toyota Prius Plug In vs 2012 Kia Optima

2012 Toyota Prius Plug In
2012 Kia Optima
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5-Door HB
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
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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
$30,721
$19,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
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
City
51 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
49 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 40.0
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
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
49 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 28
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
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 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 6.5
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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