Compare 2015 Chrysler 200 vs 2015 Kia Optima

2015 Chrysler 200
2015 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan C AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
200 4-Door Sedan C AWD 18 29 $29,966 $30,825
200 4-Door Sedan C FWD 23 36 $26,018 $26,625
200 4-Door Sedan LX FWD 23 36 $21,885 $21,995
200 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 23 36 $23,504 $23,950
200 4-Door Sedan S AWD 18 29 $28,598 $29,370
200 4-Door Sedan S FWD 23 36 $24,650 $25,170
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4-Door Sedan EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,801 $24,340
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX 23 34 $20,893 $21,840
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $24,133 $25,790
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,920 $27,700
Optima 4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $33,140 $35,500
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,346 $25,990
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan EX 35 39 $29,815 $32,150

Pricing

Invoice Price

$29,966
$22,801

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,825
$24,340

Monthly Payment Estimate

$514 / month
$406 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
8.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2015 Chrysler 200 can fetch a premium for its style and its horsepower--but rear-seat room and handling are better bargains elsewhere. The 2015 Kia Optima meets all your needs in a sensible four-door sedan, but exceeds expectations for more flair and features.

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.4 102.2

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.7 55.7

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 45.5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.5 54.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

37.6 34.7

Front Head Room (in)

38.7 40

Second Hip Room (in)

52.7 54.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.5 57.3

Second Head Room (in)

37.4 37.6

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

58.7 57.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

62 62.8

Wheelbase (in)

108 110

Liftover Height (in)

28.6 -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.6 72.1

Track Width, Front (in)

62.1 62.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.8 5.1

Length, Overall (in)

192.3 190.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

16 15.4

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11 11.2

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 11.8

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.8 18.5

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.8 35.8

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/45VR18 P215/55VR17

Rear Tire Order Code

TSU NA

Front Tire Size

P235/45VR18 P215/55VR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

TSU NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3802 3272

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 17 X 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 17 X 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

730 760

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

160 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

262 @ 4250 181 @ 4250

Engine Order Code

ERB NA

Displacement

3.6 L/220 2.4 L/144

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

295 @ 6350 192 @ 6300

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 34

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 23

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.70 4.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.25 2.88

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.80

Trans Type

9 6

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.58 -

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.81 3.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.84 2.64

Trans Order Code

DF5 NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.38 1.39

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.81 0.77

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chrysler 200 Kia Optima

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.1 (Est) 6.6

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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