SPECIFICATIONS

2012 Kia Optima Specifications

  • New Kia Optima - General InfoSpecifications
  • New Kia Optima - Engine Specifications
  • New Kia Optima - Drivetrain Specifications
  • New Kia Optima - Suspension Specifications
  • New Kia Optima - Dimensions Specifications
  GENERAL INFO New Kia Optima   New Kia Optima
  Body configuration   5-passenger midsize sedan  
  Body type   Steel unibody  
  Drivetrain layout   Front engine, front wheel drive  
  Passenger capacity   5  
         

 

  CURB WEIGHT (lb.) New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 TURBO New Kia Optima 2.4L HEV New Kia Optima
  Six-speed manual   3206   --   --  
  Six-speed automatic   3223   3385   3490  
  Weight distribution (front/rear)   59/41   61/39   59/41  
                 
  ENGINE New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 TURBO New Kia Optima 2.4L HEV New Kia Optima
  Type   In-line four-cylinder, aluminum block and aluminum head   In-line four-cylinder, aluminum block and aluminum head   In-line four-cylinder, aluminum block and aluminum head  
  Valve gear   DOHC   DOHC   DOHC CVVT 2.4-liter Theta II  
  Horsepower (hp @ rpm)   200 @ 6300*
192 - SULEV
  274 @ 6000   166 @ 6000 (Engine only)
40.2 @ 1400-6000 (HEV only)
206.2 @ 6000 (HEV Power Electronics)
 
  Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)   186 @ 4250*
181 - SULEV
  269 @ 1750, 4500   154 @4250 (Engine only)
151.2 @ 0-1400 (HEV only)
195.4 @ 4250 (HEV Power Electronics)
 
  Bore x stroke (mm)   88 x 97   86 x 86   88 x 97  
  Displacement (cc)   2359   1998   2359  
  Compression ratio   11.3:1   9.5:1   13:1  
  Fuel System   GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)   GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)   MPI (Multi-point Injection)  
  Fuel tank capacity (gal.)   18.5   18.5   17.2  
  Emission rating   ULEV-II
SULEV
  ULEV-II   SULEV  
  Coolant capacity (qt.)   3.7 (M/T)
3.6 (A/T)
  3.5 (A/T)   4.0 (Engine only)
1.3 (HEV only)
1.2 (HEV Power Electronics)
 
  Engine oil capacity (qt.)   4.9   4.9   4.75  
  Hybrid type   --   --   Parallel  
  Battery type   --   --   Lithium polymer  
  Battery output   --   --   30 (kW)
1.4 (kW h)
 
  Battery voltage (Volts)   --   --   270  
  Battery weight (lbs.)   --   --   95.9  
  Battery capacity (Ah)   --   --   5.3  
  EV operation limit (mph)   --   --   62  
  *ULEV-II Emissions              
                 
  DRIVETRAIN New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 TURBO New Kia Optima 2.4L HEV New Kia Optima
  Transmission   Six-speed manual, overdrive Electronically-controlled Six-speed automatic, overdrive w/ Sportmatic™   Electronically-controlled Six-speed automatic, overdrive w/ Sportmatic™   Six-speed electronic automatic without lock-up torque converter  
  Gear Ratios :1   M/T   A/T   A/T   A/T  
  1st   3.267   4.212   4.651   4.212  
  2nd   1.931   2.637   2.831   2.637  
  3rd   1.696   1.800   1.842   1.800  
  4th   1.276   1.386   1.386   1.386  
  5th   1.027   1.000   1.000   1.000  
  6th   0.829   0.772   0.772   0.772  
  Reverse   3.588   3.385   3.393   3.385  
  Final Drive   4.333 (1,2,R)
3.250 (3,4,5,6)
  2.885   2.885   3.320  
  Clutch Type   Dry single plate with diaphragm spring   Torque converter   Torque converter   Wet type laminated clutch  
                 
  SUSPENSION New Kia Optima   New Kia Optima
  Front   Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar  
  Rear   Independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar  
         

 

  STEERING New Kia Optima   New Kia Optima
  Type   Rack-and-pinion, electric motor  
  Turns, lock-to-lock   2.9  
  Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft.)   35.8  
         

 

  BRAKES New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 TURBO New Kia Optima 2.4L HEV New Kia Optima
  Type   Hydraulic, vacuum power-assisted   Hydraulic, vacuum power-assisted   Active hydraulic Boost (AHB) system  
  Front   11.8-inch ventilated discs   12.6-inch ventilated discs   11.8-inch ventilated discs  
  Rear   11.2-inch solid discs   11.2-inch solid discs   11.2-inch solid discs  
                 

 

  TIRES & WHEELS New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 TURBO New Kia Optima 2.4L HEV New Kia Optima
  Tires   P205/65R16
P215/55R17
  P215/55R17
225/45R18
  P205/65R16
P215/55R17
 
  Wheels   6.5 x 16 steel & alloy
6.5 x 17 alloy
  6.5 x 17 alloy
7.5 x 18 alloy
  6.5 x 16 alloy
6.5 x 17 alloy
 
                 

 

  FUEL ECONOMY (mpg) New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 TURBO New Kia Optima 2.4L HEV New Kia Optima
      City/Highway   City/Highway   City/Highway  
  6-speed M/T   24/35   --   --  
  6-speed A/T   24/34   22/34   36/40 (est.)  
                 
  DIMENSIONS (in.) New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 New Kia Optima 2.4L I4 TURBO New Kia Optima 2.4L HEV New Kia Optima
  Exterior:              
  Overall length   190.7   190.7   190.7  
  Overall width   72.1   72.1   72.1  
  Overall height   57.3   57.3   57.1  
  Wheelbase   110.0   110.0   110.0  
  Track, front/rear
16”/17”/18”
  63.0/63.0
62.8/62.8
62.6/62.6
  --
62.8/62.8
62.6/62.6
  63.0/63.0
62.8/62.8
--
 
  Ground clearance   5.3   5.3   5.1  
  Interior:              
  Headroom, front/rear   40.0/37.6   40.0/37.6   40.0/37.6  
  Shoulder room, front/rear   57.2/55.7   57.2/55.7   57.2/55.7  
  Legroom, front/rear   45.5/34.7   45.5/34.7   45.5/34.7  
  Hip room, front/rear   54.7/54.5   54.7/54.5   54.7/54.5  
  Interior volume (cu. ft.)   117.6   117.6   112.1  
  Passenger volume (cu. ft.)   102.2   102.2   102.2  
  Cargo volume (cu. ft.)   15.4   15.4   9.9