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2007 - 2008 Kia Optima Information Page

Kia Optima - Impeccably designed down to the last detail.

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The 2008 Kia Optima.

Impeccably designed down to the last detail, Optima gives you the looks, excitement and capability you want all at an affordable price.

Optima boasts more passenger space than most of its competitors***, plus available interior features designed to fit your personal needs like sumptuous leather seating, automatic temperature control, and a 360-watt Infinity® premium sound system. Optima's spirited engine provides an exhilarating ride and outstanding fuel economy** while enhanced suspension provides a precise, sporty driving experience.

What's more, Optima earned the highest possible safety rating - five stars - in the latest frontal and side impact crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)* and the highest possible rating in front and rear impact tests according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

All this, plus an unbeatable warranty, adds up to a truly outstanding mid-size sedan that's impossible to ignore.

***Based on comparison of 2007 models. **Refer to Specifications page for 2008 EPA mileage estimates. * Government star ratings are part of (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with side-impact air bags (SABs).


ENGINE 2.4L I4 2.7L V6
Type 4-cylinder, aluminum
block & aluminum heads
60-degree 6-cylinder, aluminum block & aluminum heads
Valve gear DOHC, four valves/cylinder DOHC, four valves/cylinder
Displacement 2,359 cc 2,656 cc
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.4:1
Horsepower (SAE net) 162 hp @ 5,800 rpm 185 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 164 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 rpm 182 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed manual, overdrive 5-speed electronically controlled Sportmatic®, overdrive 5-speed electronically controlled Sportmatic®, overdrive

Wheelbase 107.1 in.
Track (front/rear) 61.5 in./61.1 in.
Length 186.4 in.
Width 71.1 in.
Height 58.3 in.
Ground clearance 6.3 in.
Headroom (front/rear) 39.8 in./38.0 in.
Shoulder room (front/rear) 57.1 in./56.3 in.
Legroom (front/rear) 43.7 in./37.8 in.
Hip room (front/rear) 54.5 in./54.7 in.
Passenger volume 104.2 cu. ft.
Cargo volume 14.8 cu. ft.

5-speed manual 3,142 lbs. --
5-speed automatic 3,179 lbs. 3,287 lbs.

Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive
Body type Steel unibody
Front suspension Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs,
anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Steering Rack-and-pinion, power assisted
Turns, lock-to-lock 2.86
Turning diameter,
35.5 ft.

Type Hydraulic, power-assisted vacuum
4-sensor, 4-channel ABS (optional)
Front 11.0-in. vented discs
Rear 10.3-in. solid discs

Tires P205/60R16
P215/50R17 (Appearance Package)

(City/Highway MPG)
2.4L I4 2.7L V6
5-speed manual 21/31 --
5-speed automatic 21/31 20/28

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