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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD LX 23 36 $21,885 $21,995
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 23 36 $23,504 $23,950
4-Door Sedan FWD S 23 36 $24,650 $25,170
4-Door Sedan FWD C 23 36 $26,018 $26,625
4-Door Sedan AWD S 18 29 $28,598 $29,370
4-Door Sedan AWD C 18 29 $29,966 $30,825
4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 23 34 $20,579 $21,500
4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,429 $23,950
4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $23,877 $25,500
4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,763 $27,500
4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $32,963 $35,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,579
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Chrysler 200 can fetch a premium for its style and its horsepower--but rear-seat room and handling are better bargains elsewhere. The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 54.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 34.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 102.2
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 45.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.6 72.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 63
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 192.3 190.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 63
Wheelbase (in) 108 110
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16 15.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 11.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.8 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code TKE NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55VR17 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code TKE NA
Front Tire Size P215/55VR17 P205/65HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3473 3237
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 150
Engine
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 173 @ 4600 181 @ 4250
Engine Order Code ED6 NA
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 6250 192 @ 6300
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 34
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.39
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.70 4.21
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.80
Trans Type 9 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.81 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.64
Trans Order Code DFH NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 -
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler 200 Kia Optima
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.4 (Est) 6.8 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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