Ford Taurus vs. Kia Optima

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 Silver

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$27,690
$22,600

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
288 hp
185 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Ti
2.4L DOHC I4 GDI

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
45.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 in.
39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.1 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
20.1 cu. ft.
15.9 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55HR18
P205/65HR16 - P215/55VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.9 in.
110.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.5 ft.
191.1 in.

Length

Length
202.9 in.
73.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3917 lbs.
3219 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
288 hp
185 hp

Torque

Torque
254 ft. lbs.
178 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
4 Cylinder

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
31 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
36 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus
Kia Optima

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Large Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
102.2 ft³.
104.8 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3917 lbs.
3219 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 mpg.
25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 mpg.
36 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
Regular Unleaded I-4

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
2.4 L/144

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
Gasoline Direct Injection

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
6

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
998 - 998-1
Automatic w/OD

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6
4.21

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/213
2.64

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
1.80

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
44J
1.39

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
0.77

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48
3.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87
2.88

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84
800

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41
6.1

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
150

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74
Strut

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88
Multi-Link

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77
Strut

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650
Multi-Link

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4
P205/65HR16 - P215/55VR17

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
P205/65HR16 - P215/55VR17

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 6.5 in.

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 6.5 in.

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Aluminum

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18
Aluminum

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18
Rack-Pinion

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
4-Wheel Disc

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in.
4-Wheel

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in.
Yes

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Yes

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
12 in.

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
11.2 in.

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum
18.5 gal.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
39.8 in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.5 ft.
45.5 in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
58.1 in.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
56 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
37.8 in.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
35.6 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.9 in.
56.4 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 in.
56 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19 gal.
110.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 in.
191.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
73.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.9 in.
57.7 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
56.3 in.
63.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
63.8 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.1 in.
5.3 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.9 in.
15.9 ft³.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55.8 in.
Optima

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.9 in.
Intermediate

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
202.9 in.
Sedan

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.2 in.
2.4

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
60.7 in.
DOHC

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
65.3 in.
aluminum

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
65.5 in.
4

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in.
4