2002 Kia Optima Specifications

4-Door Sedan LX Automatic
MSRP based on 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic
 

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 20 mpg City/27 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas I4, 2.4L
EPA Class Compact
Style Name 4dr Sdn LX Auto
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD

Dimensions

Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3190
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100
Second Head Room (in) 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 106.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8
Height, Overall (in) 55.5
Length, Overall (in) 186.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27

Performance Specs

Engine
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 4500
Fuel System MPFI
Engine Type Gas I4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 149 @ 6000
Displacement 2.4L/144
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77
Trans Order Code NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.48
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Brakes
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System NA
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 x - TBD -
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA

Safety Features

Safety
Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front No
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS No
Child Safety Rear Door Locks Yes
Daytime Running Lights No
Traction Control No
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps No
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No
Other Features Driver & passenger front airbags
Driver & passenger side airbags
3-point front/rear seat belts
Rear child seat anchors
Childproof door locks
Impact-absorbing steering column
Front/rear crumple zones
Side-impact door beams
Internal emergency trunk release
First aid kit

Warranty

Warranty
Basic Miles/km 60,000
Basic Years 5
Corrosion Miles/km 100,000
Corrosion Years 5
Drivetrain Miles/km 100,000
Drivetrain Years 10
Roadside Assistance Miles/km Unlimited
Roadside Assistance Years 5

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
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