Compare 2010 Kia Optima vs 2010 Mitsubishi Galant

2010 Kia Optima
2010 Mitsubishi Galant
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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
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4-Door Sedan ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Galant 4-Door Sedan ES 21 30 $20,379 $21,599
Galant 4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $22,643 $23,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,620
$20,379
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,995
$21,599
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$360 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2010 Mitsubishi Galant is adequate in most respects—and surprisingly comfortable. But it's not exciting or class-leading in any way.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.2 101.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
189.0 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 108.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 13.3
Brakes
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 - 10.9 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)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 17.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3179 3395
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 4000 157 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 4G69
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 160 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Sportronic Auto w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportmatic shifter NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Mitsubishi Galant
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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