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Here's how the 2020 Kia Optima and the 2020 Kia Forte measure up.
LX Auto
$23,390
Starting MSRP
FE Manual
$17,890
Starting MSRP

Overview

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

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

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

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Combined MPG
27 31 -
Size
191.1" length, 57.7" height 182.7" length, 56.5" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Sabre Black

Sabre Black

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Transmissions

Transmissions

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

M/T

6-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars -

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in 15 X 6 in -
Spare Wheel Size
N/A N/A -
Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in 15 X 6 in -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
N/A N/A -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 N/A -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 120 -

Engine

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 132 @ 4500 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 147 @ 6200 -
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122 -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG 27 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG 37 MPG -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG 31 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
592.00 mi 518.00 mi -
Cruising Range - City
444.00 mi 378.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -

Suspension

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

Brakes

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 in 10.3 in -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in 11 in -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

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

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A N/A -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
N/A 34.8 ft -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P195/65HR15 -
Spare Tire Size
N/A N/A -
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P195/65HR15 -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue 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
3230 lbs 2707 lbs -

Dimensions

Second Head Room
37.8 in 37.5 in -
Second Hip Room
56 in 51.1 in -
Front Shoulder Room
58.1 in 56.1 in -
Wheelbase
110.4 in 106.3 in -
Front Leg Room
45.5 in 42.2 in -
Height, Overall
57.7 in 56.5 in -
Passenger Volume
120.7 ft³ 96 ft³ -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Track Width, Rear
63.8 in 61.9 in -
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³ 15.3 ft³ -
Second Shoulder Room
56.4 in 55.3 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Length, Overall
191.1 in 182.7 in -
Front Head Room
39.8 in 38.8 in -
Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in 5.3 in -
Front Hip Room
56 in 53 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.2 in 70.9 in -
Second Leg Room
35.6 in 35.7 in -
Track Width, Front
63.5 in 61.5 in -

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