Kia Amanti vs Kia Optima Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2009 Kia Amanti
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,045
3 listings nationwide

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2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,795
19 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2009 Kia Amanti
FWD
Eric Tallberg Preview:

A Lincoln Town Car it isn’t, but the 2009 Kia Amanti offers a similar ride and almost the same posh for nearly half the price. This nicely if unimaginatively packaged mid- to full-size...

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Kyree Rollerson Preview:

The Kia Optima competes with other midsize family-sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. It receives a few changes for 2020. You’ll find one of three power...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2009 Kia Amanti
FWD
No User Reviews
2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Harvey writes:
Power Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"No Turbo lag, stomp the accelerator and it moves out fast."
Family Car Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"Lots of room and convenience features. "

Specs

2009 Kia Amanti
FWD
2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
37 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
264 hp @ 6,000 RPM
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
260 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.4:1
10:1
Displacement
3,800 cc
1,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.77 in x 3.42 in
3.03 in x 3.35 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 44.5 in 45.5 in
Back Legroom 36.8 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 15.9 cu ft
Exterior
Length 196.9 in 191.1 in
Width 72.8 in 73.2 in
Height 58.5 in 57.7 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 110.4 in

Available Options

2009 Kia Amanti
FWD
2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver

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