Kia Optima Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on Kia Optima clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 135 mm (5.3 in)
    • Offroad abilities: below average
    • Ride height per person: 27 mm (1.1 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 103 — 115 mm (4.1 — 4.5 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
    • Clearance to tire height: 135 mm / 119 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 135 mm / 432 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 147 mm
    • Difference with world average: -26 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • 2.4 GDI — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 1.6 GDI Turbo — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 2.0 GDI Turbo — 1.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 2.4 GDI — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 1.6 GDI Turbo — 2 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 GDI Turbo — 2.6 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 2.4 GDI — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.6 GDI Turbo — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 GDI Turbo — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    2.4 GDI 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    57 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.2
    1.6 GDI Turbo 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    85 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.2
    2.0 GDI Turbo 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    68 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.2
    Vehicle 2.4 GDI
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 57 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.6 GDI Turbo
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 85 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 2.0 GDI Turbo
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%

    Quick notes on Kia Optima clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 133 mm (5.2 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 26.6 mm (1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 101 — 113 mm (4 — 4.4 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 133 mm / 129 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 133 mm / 406 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 145 mm
      • Difference with world average: -28 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 2.0 CVVL — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 1.6 T-GDI — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 1.6 CRDi — 1 hp/mm
  • GT 2.0 T-GDI — 1.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 2.0 CVVL — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 1.6 T-GDI — 2 Nm/mm
  • 1.6 CRDi — 2.4 Nm/mm
  • GT 2.0 T-GDI — 2.8 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 2.0 CVVL — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.6 T-GDI — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.6 CRDi — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • GT 2.0 T-GDI — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    2.0 CVVL 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    68 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.2
    1.6 T-GDI 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    85 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.2
    1.6 CRDi 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    84 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.2
    GT 2.0 T-GDI 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    63 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 8.6
    Vehicle 2.0 CVVL
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.6 T-GDI
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 85 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.6 CRDi
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 84 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle GT 2.0 T-GDI
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 63 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 8.6%

    Quick notes on Kia Optima clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 135 mm (5.3 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 27 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 103 — 115 mm (4.1 — 4.5 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 135 mm / 125 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 135 mm / 415 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 147 mm
      • Difference with world average: -26 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 2.0 CVVL — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 1.7 CRDi — 1 hp/mm
  • 2.0 GDI — 1.1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 2.0 CVVL — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 1.7 CRDi — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 GDI — 1.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 2.0 CVVL — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.7 CRDi — 29 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 GDI — 102 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    2.0 CVVL 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    68 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.2
    1.7 CRDi 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    80 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.2
    2.0 GDI 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    68 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.2
    Vehicle 2.0 CVVL
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.7 CRDi
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 80 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 2.0 GDI
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%

    Quick notes on Kia Optima clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 135 mm (5.3 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 27 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 103 — 115 mm (4.1 — 4.5 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 135 mm / 129 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 135 mm / 406 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 147 mm
      • Difference with world average: -26 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.7 CRDI — 1 hp/mm
  • 2.0 CVVL — 1.2 hp/mm
  • GT 2.0 T-GDI — 1.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.7 CRDI — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 CVVL — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • GT 2.0 T-GDI — 2.6 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.7 CRDI — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 CVVL — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • GT 2.0 T-GDI — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.7 CRDI 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    80 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.2
    2.0 CVVL 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    68 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.2
    GT 2.0 T-GDI 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    68 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.2
    Vehicle 1.7 CRDI
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 80 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 2.0 CVVL
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle GT 2.0 T-GDI
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%