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Specs

Research 2012 Kia Optima specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

LX 4dr Sedan 2.4L Man LX

Brakes

Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Pwr
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 3.7

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7

Engine

Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 4250
Fuel System Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 6300
Engine Order Code

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 110.0
Length, Overall (in) 190.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in) 54.7
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24

Steering

Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8

Summary

Vehicle Name Kia Optima
Body Style Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut

Tires

Rear Tire Size P205/60R16
Front Tire Size P205/60R16
Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size

Trailering

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

Transmission

Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.26
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Trans Type 6
Trans Order Code
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33-3.25
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02

Vehicle

EPA Classification Midsize Cars

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3206

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel