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2012 Kia Optima - Specifications

 
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid Performance Specs
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 206 combined
Displacement 2.4L/144
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 195 combined
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.32
Trans Order Code NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.63
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Trans Type 6
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size NA
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Material NA
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
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