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2009 Kia Optima Information Page

Kia Optima - Impeccably designed down to the last detail.

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The 2009 Optima is presented with new front, side and rear styling cues, which build upon Kia Motors' philosophy of creating dynamic vehicles that evoke passion. The fog lamps and lower front grille have been enlarged and the headlamps narrowed to create an aggressively sharper look. Wider side garnishes add sportiness while the acute front lines continue toward the back, ending on a distinctly edged trunk lid. To complete the redesigned rear fascia, tail lights are narrowed to enhance Optima’s sleeker cosmetic appearance.

Also, new for 2009 is the addition of the sporty SX trim, which complements the well-equipped, value-priced LX (four-cylinder only) and premium-oriented EX trims. Already available with Rio, Rio5, Spectra and Spectra5 models, the SX line provides another dimension for Optima buyers looking for a sportier midsize and upgrades including a black-bezeled front grille and headlamps, and hyper-silver-finished 17-inch alloy wheels. EX models are equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels and are fitted with Goodyear tires.

The 2009 Optima's overall length also increased, extending nearly two inches in the front and one inch in the rear, to an overall length of 189 inches. The larger proportions enhance the exterior styling for a lower, leaner, more powerful stance. All other dimensions, including wheelbase, remain unchanged.

Body configuration Four-door sedan
Body type Steel unibody
Drivetrain layout Front engine, front drive
Passenger capacity 5

ENGINE 2.4L I4 2.7L V6
Type In-line four-cylinder, aluminum block and aluminum head 60-degree six-cylinder, aluminum block and aluminum heads
Valve gear DOHC, four valves/cylinder DOHC, four valves/cylinder
Horsepower (hp @ rpm) 175 @ 6000 194 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 169 @ 4000 184 @ 4500
Bore x stroke (mm) 88.0 x 97.0 86.7 x 75.0
Displacement (cc) 2359 2656
Compression ratio 10.5:1 10.4:1
Emissions rating 50-state: LEV-II (ULEV)

Tier-2 (Bin 5)

50-state: LEV-II (ULEV)

Tier-2 (Bin 5)

Fuel tank capacity (gal.) 16.4 16.4
Coolant capacity (qt.) 7.3 8.8
Engine oil capacity (qt.) 4.5 4.8

Transmission Five-speed manual, overdrive
Electronically-controlled five-speed automatic, overdrive w/ Sportmatic™
Gear ratios :1 M/T A/T
1st 3.267 3.789
2nd 1.794 2.064
3rd 1.552 1.421
4th 1.176 1.034
5th 0.921 0.728
Reverse 3.416 3.808
Final drive 4.333 (1st, 2nd and reverse)
3.250 (3rd, 4th and 5th)

Front Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear Independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar

Type Engine-speed-sensitive, power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Turns, lock-to-lock 2.9
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft.) 35.5

Overall length 189.0
Overall width 71.1
Overall height 58.3
Wheelbase 107.1
Track, front/rear 61.5 / 61.1
Ground clearance 6.3
Headroom, front/rear 39.8 / 38.0
Shoulder room, front/rear 57.1 / 56.3
Legroom, front/rear 43.7 / 37.8
Hip room, front/rear 54.5 / 54.7
Interior volume (cu. ft.) 104.2
Cargo volume (cu. ft.) 15.0

CURB WEIGHT (lb.) 2.4L I4 2.7L V6
Five-speed manual 3157 --
Five-speed automatic 3179 3294
Weight distribution (front/rear) M/T: 61 / 39

A/T: 61 / 39

62 / 38

Type Hydraulic, vacuum power-assisted
Four-sensor, four-channel ABS
Front 11.0-inch ventilated discs
Rear 10.3-inch discs

TIRES & WHEELS 2.4L I4 2.7L V6
Tires P205/60R16
Wheels 6.5J x 16, 6.5J x 17, alloy 6.5J x 16, 6.5J x 17, alloy

FUEL ECONOMY (mpg) 2.4L I4 2.7L V6
M/T 22 / 32 --
A/T 22 / 32 20 / 28

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