Compare 2012 Kia Optima

2012 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX 24 35 $19,095 $19,500
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic LX 24 35 $20,065 $21,000
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic EX 24 35 $21,675 $23,200
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic EX 22 34 $23,455 $25,100
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,115 $25,800
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SX 22 34 $24,760 $26,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The basics don't have to be boring: the 2012 Kia Optima evades design and driving boredom with suave looks, good performance and great gas mileage and features.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5
Passenger Capacity
5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3206
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
3.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69
Trans Type
6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93
Trans Order Code
NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33-3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27
Trans Description Cont.
Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.26
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima
Body Style
Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5
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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