Kia

Kia Optima

Price $21,995 – $35,695
Fuel consumption 5.6 – 9.2 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 77%(view ratings)
Kia’s uncontested star for 2012 is without a doubt the new Optima. Having replaced the now-defunct Magentis, the Optima struts superb lines designed by Peter Schreyer, Audi’s former chief designer, and his team. The LX and EX are equipped with a 2.4L naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine, while the SX gets a turbo. The hybrid version adds another six horses to the base engine.

Kia Optima

Pricing
MSRP CA$21,995
Fees CA$1,455
Gas guzzler tax CA$0
Monthly payments CA$414/month
Powertrain
Engine I-4 2,4 l
Power 200 hp @ 6,300 rpm (149 kW)
Torque 186 lb·ft @ 4,250 rpm (252 N·m)
Induction Atmospheric
Fuel type Regular
Transmission 6-speed manual
Drivetrain N/A
Details
Vehicle type / Category
Vehicle type Sedan
Category Midsize Sedan
Assembly West Point, GA, US
Generation 3
Fuel efficiency / Autonomy
City 8.7 L/100km
Highway 5.7 L/100km
Combined 7.3 L/100km
Autonomy 958 km
CO₂ emissions 170 g/km
Interior equipment
Heated front seats standard
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Exterior equipment
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Infotainment
Auxiliary audio input standard
CD player standard
Apple CarPlay compatible not available
Android Auto compatible not available
Details
Steering / Suspension / Brakes / Tires
Steering rack and pinion, electric assistance
Steering wheel turns 2.90
Turning diameter 11 m (36′)
Front suspension N/A
Rear suspension N/A
Front brakes Disc (ABS)
Front brake rotor diameter 300 mm (12″)
Rear brakes Disc (ABS)
Rear brake rotor diameter 284 mm (11″)
Front tires P205/65R16
Rear tires P205/65R16
Spare tire N/A
Safety
Seat belts 5
Details
Dimensions / Weight
Length 4,844 mm (191″)
Width 1,829 mm (72″)
Height 1,455 mm (57″)
Wheelbase 2,794 mm (110″)
Front track 1,600 mm (63″)
Rear track 1,600 mm (63″)
Ground clearance 135 mm (5 ⅜″)
Weight 1,465 kg (3,230 lb)
Interior dimensions
Front row head room 1,016 mm (40″)
Front row leg room 1,156 mm (46″)
Front row shoulder room 1,455 mm (57″)
Front row hip room 1,387 mm (55″)
Second row head room 955 mm (38″)
Second row leg room 879 mm (35″)
Second row shoulder room 1,415 mm (56″)
Second row hip room 1,384 mm (54″)
Capacities
Passengers 5
Passenger volume 2,894 l (102 cu ft)
Cargo volume to front row N/A
Trunk 436 l (15 cu ft)
Fuel tank 70 l (15 gal)
Towing capacity N/A
Max tongue weight N/A
Performance
Power to weight ratio 101.0 W/kg
0-100 km/h 8.7 s (estimated)
80-120 km/h 6.0 s (estimated)
Top speed N/A
Braking distance 44 m
Warranty
Base warranty 5 years/100,000 km
Powertrain warranty 5 years/100,000 km
Corrosion warranty 5 years/unlimited
Roadside assistance 5 years/100,000 km
The Car Guide rating
Driving 8/10
Safety 8/10
Interior 9/10
Reliability 7/10
Winter driving 8/10
Comfort 6/10
Average 77%(view ratings)