Compare 2010 Dodge Avenger vs 2010 Kia Optima

2010 Dodge Avenger
2010 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avenger 4-Door Sedan Express 21 30 $20,426 $21,230
Avenger 4-Door Sedan R/T 21 30 $20,886 $21,730
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SXT 21 30 $19,506 $20,230
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX 22 32 $19,620 $20,995
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LX 22 32 $18,350 $19,195
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SX 22 32 $20,370 $21,795
Optima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX 22 32 $17,640 $17,995
Optima 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic EX 20 28 $20,560 $21,995
Optima 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SX 20 28 $21,300 $22,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,426
$19,620
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,230
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Dodge Avenger offers cool, chunky styling and innovative options; otherwise, it's several paces behind in the evolution of the mid-size sedan. The 2010 Kia Optima doesn’t have the excitement of its newest small cars, the Soul and Forte, but it does have strong appeal based in practical attributes like interior space, comfort, and value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 104.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 189.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 15.0
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)
10.3 x 0.4 10.3 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)
11.5 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TMP NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TMP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P205/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3179
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 169 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.42
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportmatic shifter
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.06
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Kia Optima
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4dr Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.5

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