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2012 Kia Optima Model Comparison

LX Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $25,100.00 $18,200.00 $13,900.00
Destination $750.00 $750.00 $750.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.0L I4 2.0L I4 1.6L I4
Horsepower 274 @ 6000 RPM 156 @ 6200 RPM 138 @ 6300 RPM
Torque 269 @ 1750 RPM 144 @ 4300 RPM 123 @ 4850 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1998 1998 1591
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.4 3.4 X 3.4 3.0 X 3.4
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.5:1 11.0:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 22 25 25
Highway (mpg) 34 34 30

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3384.1 2799.9 2614.7
Wheelbase (in.) 110.0 104.3 100.4
Length (in.) 190.7 176.4 162.2
Width (in.) 72.1 69.5 70.3
Height (in.) 57.3 55.1 63.4
Track Front (in.) 62.8 61.4 61.8
Track Rear (in.) 62.8 61.6 62.5
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 40.0 38.7 40.2
Rear Headroom (in.) 37.6 35.3 39.6
Front Legroom (in.) 45.5 43.6 42.1
Rear Legroom (in.) 34.7 33.9 39.0
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 57.2 55.7 55.2
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 55.7 52.4 55.1
Front Hip Room (in.) 54.7 53.3 53.3
Rear Hip Room (in.) 54.5 51.6 52.7

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 102.2 90.7 102.3

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension multi-link torsion torsion
Tires 215/55R17 205/55R16 195/65R15

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) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes 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. N/A
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

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

Seats

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

Roof

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

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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