Compare 2008 Dodge Avenger vs 2008 Kia Optima

2008 Dodge Avenger
2008 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan R/T AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avenger 4-Door Sedan R/T AWD 15 24 $23,021 $24,995
Avenger 4-Door Sedan R/T FWD 16 26 $21,221 $22,995
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 21 30 $17,036 $18,345
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SXT FWD 21 30 $17,846 $19,245
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $18,510 $19,895
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $16,960 $18,150
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX 21 31 $15,810 $16,755
Optima 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic EX 20 28 $19,350 $20,900
Optima 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 20 28 $18,460 $19,845
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,021
$18,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,995
$19,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$332 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Dodge Avenger’s styling is refreshingly different in a same-as field of sedans, but otherwise it’s behind the curve. The 2008 Kia Optima doesn't perform as well as other mid-size sedans, but its roomy package and generous features make it a strong practical choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 104.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 186.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 107.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 14.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.86
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TQL NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TQL NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3605 3179
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/214 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 6400 162 @ 5800
Engine Type
HO Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
232 @ 4000 164 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
EGF NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.42
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportmatic shifter
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.06
Trans Order Code
DG2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.43 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Kia Optima
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
multi-link Multi-Link

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