Compare 2009 Kia Amanti vs 2008 Toyota Avalon

2009 Kia Amanti
2008 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Amanti 4-Door Sedan 17 24 $23,760 $26,045
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4-Door Sedan Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $30,504 $34,665
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Touring 19 28 $26,423 $29,575
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XL 19 28 $24,414 $27,325
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLS 19 28 $27,829 $31,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,760
$30,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,045
$34,665
Monthly Payment Estimate
$434 / month
$578 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Kia Amanti is a solid choice with a growing reputation for quality. The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.0 106.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 59.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 111.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
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)
11.2 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.22
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.2 36.9
Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA P215/55R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 3610
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
264 @ 6000 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.42
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportmatic shifter NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.86 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Amanti Toyota Avalon
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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