Kia Optima EX (2015)
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Kia Optima EX (2015): 28 facts and highlights

1. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
12.3l/100 km
Citroen C5 HDi 115 (2014): 5.3l/100 km

2. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
245Nm
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm

3. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
8.3l/100 km
Citroen C5 HDi 115 (2014): 4.2l/100 km

4. Has smart key as standard

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
Kia Optima EX (2015)
46% have it

5. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
192hp
Opel VXR8 GTS (2014): 585hp

6. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
436l
Tesla Model S 70 (2016): 894l

7. height

1.45m
Audi S4 Premium Plus (2014): 1.41m

8. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
1.02m
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.08m

9. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
10.9m
Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014): 10m

10. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Kia Optima EX (2015)
91% have it

11. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
16
Rolls-Royce Ghost II (2014): 48

12. more headroom (rear)

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.
955mm
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.05m

13. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
Tesla Model S 70 (2016): 2

14. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Kia Optima EX (2015)
89% have it

15. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Kia Optima EX (2015)
84% have it

16. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Kia Optima EX (2015)
90% have it

17. weight

1.47t
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.85kg

18. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
70l
Audi A8 (2014): 90.1l

19. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.79m
Rolls-Royce Phantom (2014): 3.57m

20. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
6
Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC Sedan (2014): 11

21. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
4
Rolls-Royce Ghost II (2014): 12

22. larger interior

A larger interior volume makes for a more comfortable driving experience, giving more space for you and your passengers.
3330l
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015): 3766l

23. lower ground clearance

The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.
130mm
Dodge Dart SE (2014): 112mm

24. width

1.83m
Nissan Versa Sedan S (2015): 1.69m

25. shorter length

4.84m
Subaru Impreza 5-Door 2.0i (2014): 4.42m

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