2007 Kia Amanti Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Kia Amanti - Road Test Specs

2007 Kia Amanti Sedan

(3.8L V6 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2007
Style4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$26,175
As-tested MSRP$30,425


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3778cc (231 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)264 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)260 @ 4,500
Transmission type5-speed automatic


Suspension, frontIndependent, double wishbones, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typePower steering
Tire brandKumho
Tire modelSolus KH16 (M+S)
Tire typeall season
Tire size, frontP235/55R17 98V
Tire size, rearP235/55R17 98V
Wheel materialpainted alloy
Brakes, frontFront ventilated disc - Rear disc
Brakes, reardisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.4
0-60 mph (sec.)6.9
0-75 mph (sec.)10
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.2 @ 93.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)129
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.72
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.5
@ Full throttle (dB)72.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.5

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBest run was with ESC turned off and a 2,000-rpm brake torque and careful throttle modulation thereafter. Otherwise, the electronic traction control is very aggressive and kills any sort of wheelspin.
Braking ratingPoor
Braking commentsVery soft initial pedal feel followed by progressive fade. Pedal went to the floor by the final (4th) stop from 60 mph.
Handling ratingPoor
Handling commentsOn the skid pad, the Amanti is soft and slow to react. Very low limits of grip here. In the slalom, the car is relatively stable through the transitions, with generous body roll. The power steering, however, was not up to the task. The ratio is slow and it was easy to outrun the hydraulic pump over center.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (°F)52.8
Wind (mph, direction)0.7

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 City/26 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,770 (3,905 as tested)
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,905
Length (in.)196.9
Width (in.)72.8
Height (in.)58.5
Wheelbase (in.)110.2
Track, front (in.)62.4
Track, rear (in.)62.8
Turning circle (ft.)38.2
Legroom, front (in.)44.5
Legroom, rear (in.)36.8
Headroom, front (in.)40.0
Headroom, rear (in.)38.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)57.5
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.9
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)15.9


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front and dual rear
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlOptional
Stability controlOptional
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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