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Kia Optima
2020 Kia Optima
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$23,390
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7.8
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Pontiac G6 Sedan
2010 Pontiac G6 Sedan
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$21,275
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Volkswagen Arteon
2021 Volkswagen Arteon
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$36,995
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8.3
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Overview

Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.4-liter 4 Cylinder Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
4-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
14 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.4-liter 4 Cylinder Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
169 hp @ 6400 rpm
268 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
160 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1950 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,230 lbs
3,305 lbs
3,655 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
25 MPG
25 MPG
City
24 MPG
22 MPG
22 MPG
Highway
32 MPG
30 MPG
32 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 Tons/yr
7.5 Tons/yr
7.1 Tons/yr
EPA rating
N/A
7
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
16 gallons
17.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
444 miles
352 miles
382.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
592 miles
480 miles
556.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
191.1 in
189.1 in
191.4 in
Height
57.7 in
56.4 in
56.5 in
Max Width
73.2 in
70.4 in
73.7 in
Front Width
63.5 in
59.8 in
62.5 in
Rear Width
63.8 in
60.4 in
62.1 in
Wheelbase
110.4 in
112.3 in
111.7 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
N/A
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
45.5 in
42.2 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.8 in
38.9 in
37.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.1 in
54.2 in
56.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56 in
52.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.6 in
35.8 in
40.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.8 in
36.3 in
37 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56.4 in
51.1 in
54.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
56 in
49.9 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
14 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Electric Pwr
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
N/A
39 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
17" x TBD
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
17" x TBD
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Touring
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Touring
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P205/65HR16
P215/55R17
P245/45HR18
Rear Tire
P205/65HR16
P215/55R17
P245/45HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
N/A
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue, Build Out: 11/30/2019
  • Sangria
  • Sparkling Silver
N/A
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Urano Gray

Optional Exterior Colors

Snow White Pearl
N/A
Kings Red Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Ebony, Vortex Cloth Seat Trim
  • Light Taupe, Vortex Cloth Seat Trim
  • Moonrock Gray/Black, Perforated V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, Perforated V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Emissions
N/A
2 Years / 24,000 Miles
N/A
Rust-Through
N/A
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Short Term California
N/A
3 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles