Compare 2014 Dodge Avenger vs 2014 Kia Optima

2014 Dodge Avenger
2014 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan R/T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avenger 4-Door Sedan R/T 19 29 $24,586 $25,795
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $20,214 $20,595
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SXT 21 30 $22,286 $23,295
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4-Door Sedan EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,429 $23,950
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX 23 34 $20,579 $21,500
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $23,877 $25,500
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,763 $27,500
Optima 4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $32,963 $35,300
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan EX 35 39 $29,670 $31,995
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan LX 36 40 $24,350 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,586
$22,429
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,795
$23,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$430 / month
$399 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Dodge Avenger looks great and comes with a long list of features, but it's just not rewarding to spend time behind the wheel. The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 54.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.2 102.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 45.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
40 40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.8
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.7 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 110
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 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)
10.3 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)
11.5 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50TR18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TQP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50TR18 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TQP NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3607 3272
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 181 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 192 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Trans Order Code
DG2 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Multi-Speed Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.13 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.64
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Kia Optima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.2 6.8 (Est)
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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