Compare 2003 Kia Optima vs 2003 Buick Regal

2003 Kia Optima
2003 Buick Regal
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $14,370 $15,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $15,220 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX V6 20 27 $16,310 $17,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 22 30 $16,630 $18,095
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 20 27 $17,755 $19,495
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 29 $22,175 $24,235
4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $25,835 $28,235
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,370
$22,175
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,500
$24,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$404 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.4 102
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 196.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 109.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 16.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable-Effort Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3281 3438
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 102
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 3000 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 5500 200 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.705
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.921
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.568
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan LS
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Buick Regal
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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