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Here's how the 2012 Kia Optima, 2013 Hyundai Sonata and the 2010 Hyundai Elantra measure up.
$19,500
Starting MSRP
$20,895
Starting MSRP
$14,145
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 5 -
Engine

200.0-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

198.0-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

138.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
28 28 29 -
Size
190.7" length, 57.3" height 189.8" length, 57.9" height 177.4" length, 58.3" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Charcoal / Red

Sand / black

Cocoa

Gray

Gray

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

M/T

5-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars Mid-Size -

Wheels

Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in 16 x 6.5 in 15 x 5.5 in -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel -
Spare Wheel Size
N/A Compact in Compact in -
Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in 16 x 6.5 in 15 x 5.5 in -
Spare Wheel Material
N/A Steel Steel -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110 90 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 N/A N/A -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6300 198 @ 6300 138 @ 6000 -
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4 -
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144 2.0L/121 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4250 184 @ 4250 136 @ 4600 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A -
Estimated Battery Range
- - N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
444.00 mi 444.00 mi 364.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
647.50 mi 647.50 mi 490.00 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG 24 MPG 26 MPG -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG 28 MPG 29 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG 35 MPG 35 MPG -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs Multi-link -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs MacPherson strut -

Brakes

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 x -TBD- in 11.2 x -TBD- in 10.3 x -TBD- in -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted Pwr -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in 11.8 x -TBD- in 10.8 x -TBD- in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A - -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal 18.5 gal 14 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A -

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A 14.5 15.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft 35.8 ft 33.9 ft -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.94 3.1 -

Tires

Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/65R16 P195/65TR15 -
Spare Tire Size
N/A T125/80D16 T125/80D15 -
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/65R16 P195/65TR15 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A 150 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A 1500 lbs -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A - -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3206 lbs 3316 lbs 2723 lbs -

Dimensions

Passenger Volume
102.2 ft³ 103.8 ft³ 97.9 ft³ -
Track Width, Front
63.0 in 62.9 in 60.7 in -
Length, Overall
190.7 in 189.8 in 177.4 in -
Height, Overall
57.3 in 57.9 in 58.3 in -
Second Shoulder Room
55.7 in 56.7 in 55.1 in -
Track Width, Rear
63.0 in 62.9 in 60.7 in -
Front Head Room
40.0 in 40.0 in 40.0 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A N/A -
Front Leg Room
45.5 in 45.5 in 43.5 in -
Trunk Volume
15.4 ft³ 16.4 ft³ 14.2 ft³ -
Second Head Room
37.6 in 37.8 in 37.6 in -
Front Hip Room
54.7 in 55.2 in 54.2 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.1 in 72.2 in 69.9 in -
Second Hip Room
54.5 in 54.9 in 54.0 in -
Second Leg Room
34.7 in 34.6 in 35.0 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5 -
Wheelbase
110.0 in 110.0 in 104.3 in -
Front Shoulder Room
57.2 in 57.9 in 55.6 in -
Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in 5.5 in 5.9 in -

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