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Kia's 2.0L GDI Turbo Engine Specs

by Justin Cupler

Kia has been steadily making improvements in quality in performance throughout the 2000s, and in 2011 it introduced a new, 2.0-liter GDI Turbo engine that it used in its Optima and Sportage. The 2.0-liter GDI Turbo still sees use in the 2014 Sportage and the 2015 Optima in their respective top trim levels.

2.0-Liter GDI Turbo Specs

The 2.0-liter GDI engine is in a DOHC format with 16 valves, continuously variable valve timing and a 9.5-to-1 compression ratio. In the 2014 Kia Sportage, the engine produces 260 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 265 foot-pounds of torque between 1,850 and 3,000 rpm. When hooked up to the Sportage's front-wheel-drive system, this peppy four-pot delivers 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined, while the all-wheel-drive system drops these numbers to 19 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined. In the 2015 Kia Optima, this engine produces 274 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 269 foot-pounds of torque between 1,650 and 4,500 rpm. In this sedan, the 2.0-liter GDI Turbo engine returns 20 mpg city, 30 mph highway and 24 mpg combined.

About the Author

Justin Cupler is a professional writer who has been published on several websites including CarsDirect and Cupler has worked in the professional automotive repair field as a technician and a manager since 2000. He has a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Cupler is currently studying mechanical engineering at Saint Petersburg College.

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