Compare 2017 Kia Optima vs 2017 Subaru Legacy

2017 Kia Optima
2017 Subaru Legacy
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima EX Automatic 24 34 $23,755 $25,440
Optima LX 1.6T DCT 28 37 $22,800 $24,140
Optima SX Automatic 22 31 $27,865 $29,940
Optima SX Limited Automatic 22 31 $33,481 $36,090
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 2.5i 25 34 $20,796 $21,995
Legacy 2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,083 $28,840
Legacy 2.5i Premium 25 34 $22,670 $23,995
Legacy 2.5i Sport 25 34 $24,512 $25,995
Legacy 3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,617 $31,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,755
$20,796
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,440
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$424 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Kia Optima is a distinctively stylish and capable mid-size sedan worth serious consideration. The safety and all-weather performance of the 2017 Subaru Legacy are convincing enough. Consider the roomy sedan's value at any trim and decent gas mileage, and it's no wonder it was our Best Car to Buy for 2015.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.8 104.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 59
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 108.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 188.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.8
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)
12 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P225/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3362 3470
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 175 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 (Est) 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 (Est) 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 (Est) 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Subaru Legacy
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 6.0
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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