Compare 2008 Kia Optima specifications by trim levels

Optima is a 5-seat Sedan from Kia, which first hit the market back in 2001.

With the price tag ranging from $16,755 to $20,900, the Kia Optima faces the stiff competition with the same-class rivals like Chrysler 200, Ford Fusion.

Overview

Wheels

Bulb Size

The Kia Optima has a maximum towing capacity of 2000 lbs, but double check that this applies to the configuration you want.

The Kia Optima boasts the average fuel economy anywhere from 28 to 31 mpg, depending on the petrol type and engine capacity.

The maximum width and height is 71.10mm x 186.40mm respectively and can vary on the basis of model.

Key Specs of 2008 Kia Optima

  • Fuel Tank: 17.2 gal

  • Wheelbase: 107.1 in

  • MPG: 21 city/31 hwy

  • 0-60 mph: 8 sec

  • Towing: 2000 lbs

  • Towing capacity: 2000 lbs

  • Curb: 3142 lbs

  • Tires: P205/60HR16.0 BSW AS

  • Cargo: 14.8 cu.ft

  • Passenger capacity: 5

  • Dimensions(LxWxH): 186.4 x 71.1 x 58.3



2008 Kia Optima Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

The Kia Optima is offered in 4 trim levels. Compare the trim levels to ensure you will have the desired features and will not pay for the unnecessary upgrades

Our comprehensive charts with interior and exterior specs are also designed to give you thorough details about Kia Optima safety features and entertainment system, technical aspects, and so on.

Compare the Kia Optima specifications & features by choosing the necessary trim level & year of manufacture.

Specs

    • Main Info

    • Body Style Sedan

    • Doors 4

    • Engine

    • Horsepower 162 hp @ 5800 –
      185 hp @ 6000

    • Torque 164 lb-ft. –
      182 lb-ft.

    • 0-60mph / 0-100kmh 7.7 - 8.3 sec

    • 1/4 mile time 15.9 - 16.4 sec

    • Dimensions

    • Length 186.4 in

    • Width 71.1 in

    • Height 58.3 in

    • Wheelbase 107.1 in

    • Curb Weight 3142 lbs

    • Towing capacity 2000 lbs

    • Turning radius 17.7 ft

    • CAPACITY

    • Seats 5

    • Passenger volume 104

    • FUEL

    • Fuel tank 17.2 gal

    • City 20 - 21 mpg

    • Combined 24 - 27 mpg

    • Highway 28 - 31 mpg

    • Highway range 481.6 - 533.2 mi



Specifications

LX 4dr Sedan

LX V6 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX V6 4dr Sedan

Exterior length
186.40 in 186.40 in 186.40 in 186.40 in
Exterior body width
71.10 in 71.10 in 71.10 in 71.10 in
Exterior height
58.30 in 58.30 in 58.30 in 58.30 in
Horsepower
162 185 162 185
Torque
164 182 164 182
Fuel economy - city
21 mpg 20 mpg 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel economy - highway
31 mpg 28 mpg 31 mpg 28 mpg
0-60mph / 0-100kmh (s)
8.00 seconds 7.70 seconds 8.30 seconds 7.70 seconds
1/4 mile time
16.20 seconds 15.90 seconds 16.40 seconds 15.90 seconds
1/4 mile speed
89 mph 91 mph 88 mph 91 mph
Lateral acceleration (g)
0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80
Slalom speed
60 mph 59 mph 60 mph 59 mph
Bore-and-Stroke
3.46/3.82 " 3.41/2.95 " 3.46/3.82 " 3.41/2.95 "
Curb weight
3142.00 lbs 3287.00 lbs 3179.00 lbs 3287.00 lbs
Maximum Trailer Weight
2000.00 lbs. 2000.00 lbs. 2000.00 lbs.
Wheelbase
107.10 in 107.10 in 107.10 in 107.10 in
Front track
61.50 " 61.50 " 61.50 " 61.50 "
Rear track
61.10 " 61.10 " 61.10 " 61.10 "
Turning radius
17.70 17.70 17.70 17.70
Front legroom
43.70 in 43.70 in 43.70 in 43.70 in
Rear legroom
37.80 in 37.80 in 37.80 in 37.80 in
Front headroom
39.80 in 39.80 in 39.80 in 39.80 in
Rear headroom
38.00 in 38.00 in 38.00 in 38.00 in
Front hip room
54.50 in 54.50 in 54.50 in 54.50 in
Rear hip room
54.70 in 54.70 in 54.70 in 54.70 in
Front shoulder room
57.10 in 57.10 in 57.10 in 57.10 in
Rear shoulder room
56.30 in 56.30 in 56.30 in 56.30 in
Luggage volume
14.80 cu.ft. 14.80 cu.ft. 14.80 cu.ft. 14.80 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max)
14.80 cu.ft. 14.80 cu.ft. 14.80 cu.ft. 14.80 cu.ft.
Passenger volume
104 cu.ft. 104 cu.ft. 104 cu.ft. 104 cu.ft.
Fuel tank
17.20 gal. 17.20 gal. 17.20 gal. 17.20 gal.

Interior Features

LX 4dr Sedan

LX V6 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX V6 4dr Sedan

12V DC power outlet
3 3 3 3
Seatback storage pockets
2 2 2 2

Exterior Features

LX 4dr Sedan

LX V6 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX V6 4dr Sedan

Door count
4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Front tires
P205/60HR16.0 BSW AS P205/60HR16.0 BSW AS P205/60HR16.0 BSW AS P205/60HR16.0 BSW AS
Wheels
16" steel 16" silver alloy 16" silver alloy 16" silver alloy
Sunroof
1st row regular express open sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open sliding and tilting glass

Seats

LX 4dr Sedan

LX V6 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX V6 4dr Sedan

Standard seating
5 5 5 5

Entertainment System

LX 4dr Sedan

LX V6 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX V6 4dr Sedan

Speakers
6 6 6 6

Safety and Security Features

LX 4dr Sedan

LX V6 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX V6 4dr Sedan

Door curb lights
2 2

Mechanical Features

LX 4dr Sedan

LX V6 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX V6 4dr Sedan

Axle ratio
3.88 3.77 3.77 3.77

Other Specs

LX 4dr Sedan

LX V6 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX V6 4dr Sedan

Maximum towing capacity
2000 lbs. 2000 lbs. 2000 lbs. 2000 lbs.