Research 2001 Kia Optima specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

LX 4dr Sedan LX Manual


Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 x -TBD-
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 13

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)


SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/241
Fuel System MPFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 149 @ 6000

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 55.5
Liftover Height (in) -TBD-
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5
Length, Overall (in) 185.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.3

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21


Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) -TBD-
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) -TBD-
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD-


Vehicle Name Kia Optima
Vehicle Name Kia Optima
Body Style 4dr Sedan


Suspension Type - Front Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) -TBD-
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent


Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P195/70HR14
Front Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size
Rear Tire Size P195/70HR14


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) -TBD-
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) -TBD-


Trans Order Code
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 5


EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3263


Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Material
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel