2012 Kia Optima 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX Specs

4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX
MSRP based on 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 24 mpg City/35 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas I4, 2.4L
EPA Class Midsize Cars
Style Name 4dr Sdn 2.4L Man LX
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission 6-speed manual transmission w/OD, clutch lock


EPA Classification Midsize Cars
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3206
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 110.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24

Performance Specs

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 6300
Displacement 2.4L/144
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 4250
Fuel System Direct Injection
Engine Type Gas I4
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.93
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02
Trans Type 6
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.69
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.26
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33-3.25
Trans Order Code NA
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x - TBD -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear Yes
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks Yes
Daytime Running Lights No
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps Yes
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor Yes
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control Yes
Other Features 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system...
Hill start assist control (HAC)
Vehicle stability management (VSM)
5-mph bumpers
Side-impact door beams
Front/rear crumple zones
Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
Front/rear side curtain airbags
3-point front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters,...
3-point rear seat belts w/emergency locking retractors
Rear child safety door locks
Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Dual-note horn
Emergency trunk release handle
Impact-absorbing steering column
Impact-triggered auto door unlocking


Basic Miles/km 60,000
Basic Years 5
Corrosion Miles/km 100,000
Corrosion Years 5
Drivetrain Miles/km 100,000
Drivetrain Years 10
Roadside Assistance Miles/km 60,000
Roadside Assistance Note 24-hour roadside assistance
Roadside Assistance Years 5

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 3.7
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
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