Kia
Optima
2001
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2001 Kia Optima Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 2001 Kia Optima specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2001 Kia Optima warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$15,299
Invoice *
$14,246
Engine
2.4L I-4 149 HP 159 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
21.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
28.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
60/60,000
Engine
2.4L I-4 149 HP 159 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
95 amp
Battery
with run down protection
Axle Ratio
3.88 / 3.77
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
17.2 gal.
Exhaust
partial stainless steel
Drive Type
front-wheel
Front Suspension
double wishbone
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
gas-pressurized
Rear Suspension
independent multi-link
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Rear Shocks
gas-pressurized
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
14.0 " steel
Front Tires
P195/70SR14.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact steel
Seating Capacity
5
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Headrests
adjustable
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Rear Seats
60-40 bench
Rear Headrests
adjustable
Rear Armrests
center
Seat Trim
cloth
Door Trim
cloth
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
locking
Dome Light
fade
Reading Lights
front
Floor Console
full
Overhead Console
mini with storage
Cup Holder
front and rear
Seatback Storage
2
Door Bins
dual
Rear Door Bins
rear door bins
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts
Radio
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
single
Speakers
6
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power
Remote Fuel Flap Release
mechanical
Rear Child Safety Door Locks
rear child safety door locks
Power Outlets
1
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest
Retained Accessory Power
retained accessory power
Smokers Package
ashtray
Lighter Elements
front
First Aid Kit
first aid kit
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Clock
in-dash
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
tilt
Front Windows
power
Rear Windows
power
1-Touch Open Window
driver
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Sun Visor Strip
sun visor strip
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
seat mounted
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
seat mounted
Occupancy Sensor
occupancy sensor
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front
Door Count
4 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
13.0 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
185.9 "
Exterior Width
71.5 "
Exterior Height
55.5 "
Wheelbase
106 "
Front Tread
61 "
Rear Tread
60 "
Curb Weight
3,157 lbs.
Front Legroom
43.3 "
Rear Legroom
36.2 "
Front Headroom
39.0 "
Rear Headroom
37.6 "
Front Hiproom
55.8 "
Rear Hiproom
54.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Passenger Volume
100 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume
13.0 cu.ft.
Mud Flaps
front and rear
Bumpers
body-colored
Bodyside Moldings
body-colored
Grille Moldings
chrome
Paint
clearcoat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
60/60,000
Major Components Months/Miles
120/100,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
60/unlimited

Safety Ratings

Below is the 2001 Kia Optima safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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