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2003 Kia Optima Comparisons

LX Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $15,500.00 $19,374.00 $20,785.00
Destination $540.00 $540.00 $610.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.4L I4 2.7L V6 3.0L V6
Horsepower 138 @ 5500 RPM 170 @ 6000 RPM 182 @ 5600 RPM
Torque 147 @ 3000 RPM 177 @ 4000 RPM 190 @ 3600 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2351 2656 3000
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.9 3.4 X 3.0 3.4 X 3.3
Compression Ratio 10:1 10:1 10:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 23 19 21
Highway (mpg) 30 27 29

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3280.5 3254.0 3196.7
Wheelbase (in.) 106.3 106.3 106.5
Length (in.) 185.8 186.9 190.4
Width (in.) 71.5 71.7 68.5
Height (in.) 55.5 56.0 56.4
Track Front (in.) 60.6 60.6 59.8
Track Rear (in.) 60.2 60.2 59.4
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 39.0 39.3 39.3
Rear Headroom (in.) 37.6 37.6 38.0
Front Legroom (in.) 43.3 43.3 42.3
Rear Legroom (in.) 36.2 36.2 35.4
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 56.9 56.9 55.7
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 55.7 55.7 56.1
Front Hip Room (in.) 55.8 55.8 51.7
Rear Hip Room (in.) 54.4 54.4 54.0

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 100.0 100.0 96.9

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone strut
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link multi-link
Tires 205/60R15 205/60R16 215/55R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A N/A N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Player N/A Yes Yes
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A Yes N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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