Compare 2012 Kia Optima - Overview

Compare the Optima side-by-side against the Malibu and the Avenger. See features, performance, cost of ownership and more.

2012 Kia Optima (LX 4dr Sedan)

  (LX) 4dr Sedan

2012 Chevrolet Malibu (LS 4dr Sedan)

  (LS) 4dr Sedan

2012 Dodge Avenger (SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan)

  (SE) 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan

MSRP

Veh 1 $19,500
Veh 2 $22,110
Veh 3 $18,995

MPG (city/hwy)

Veh 1 24 / 35
Veh 2 22 / 33
Veh 3 21 / 30

Horse Power

Veh 1 200 @ 6.3k RPM
Veh 2 169 @ 6.4k RPM
Veh 3 173 @ 6.0k RPM

Acceleration (0-60)

Veh 1 8.0 Sec
Veh 2 8.8 Sec
Veh 3 9.4 Sec

Engine

Veh 1 2.4L I-4
Veh 2 2.4L I-4
Veh 3 2.4L I-4

Transmission

Veh 1 6-spd man w/OD
Veh 2 6-spd w/OD
Veh 3 4-spd auto w/OD

Seating Capacity

Veh 1 5 Seats
Veh 2 5 Seats
Veh 3 5 Seats

Cargo Space

Veh 1 15.4 CF
Veh 2 15.1 CF
Veh 3 13.5 CF

Monthly Payment

Veh 1 $368
Veh 2 $417
Veh 3 $358

Cost To Own (5 yr @ 10k/yr)

Veh 1 N/A
Veh 2 N/A
Veh 3 N/A