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Here's how the 2016 Kia Optima and the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer measure up.
4dr Sdn LX
$22,140
Starting MSRP
4dr Sdn Man ES FWD
$17,595
Starting MSRP

Overview

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

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

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

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Combined MPG
28 28 -
Size
191.1" length, 57.7" height 182.1" length, 58.3" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Sabre Black

Beige

Beige

Black

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Transmissions

Transmissions

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

M/T

5-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars -

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Size
N/A Compact in -
Spare Wheel Material
N/A Steel -
Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in 16 X 6.5 in -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in 16 X 6.5 in -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 620 -

Engine

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 148 @ 6000 -
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 145 @ 4200 -

Mileage

Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG 24 MPG -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG 28 MPG -
Cruising Range - City
444.00 mi 372.00 mi -
Cruising Range - Hwy
647.50 mi 527.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG 34 MPG -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in 10.9 in -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 in 10.3 in -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal 15.5 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
N/A 32.8 ft -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P205/60HR16 -
Spare Tire Size
N/A Compact -
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P205/60HR16 -

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3219 lbs 2888 lbs -

Dimensions

Track Width, Front
63.5 in 60.2 in -
Front Shoulder Room
58.1 in 54.7 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Wheelbase
110.4 in 103.7 in -
Passenger Volume
104.8 ft³ 93.5 ft³ -
Front Head Room
39.8 in 39.6 in -
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³ 12.3 ft³ -
Second Hip Room
56 in 54.1 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.2 in 69.4 in -
Second Shoulder Room
56.4 in 54.3 in -
Second Leg Room
35.6 in 36.1 in -
Front Leg Room
45.5 in 42.3 in -
Front Hip Room
56 in 53.3 in -
Height, Overall
57.7 in 58.3 in -
Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in 5.5 in -
Track Width, Rear
63.8 in 60.2 in -
Length, Overall
191.1 in 182.1 in -
Second Head Room
37.8 in 36.9 in -

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