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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $20,214 $20,595
4-Door Sedan SXT 21 30 $22,286 $23,295
4-Door Sedan R/T 19 29 $24,586 $25,795
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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
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$343 / month
$358 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Dodge Avenger looks great and comes with a long list of features, but it's just not rewarding to spend time behind the wheel. 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 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 34 mpg
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 34.7
Front Head Room (in) 40 40
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.8 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56 55.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 45.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.2 102.2
Front Hip Room (in) 52.6 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 63
Length, Overall (in) 192.6 190.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.7 63
Wheelbase (in) 108.9 110
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.5 15.4
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 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) 10.3 11.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.5
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 35.8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR17 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code TRJ NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR17 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code TRJ NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3400 3237
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 760
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4400 181 @ 4250
Engine Order Code ED3 NA
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 6000 192 @ 6300
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 27
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.80
Trans Type 4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.64
Trans Order Code DFF NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.39
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Dodge Avenger Kia Optima
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 6.8 (Est)
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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