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Selected Style 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX 24 35 $19,095 $19,500
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic LX 24 35 $20,065 $21,000
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic EX 24 35 $21,675 $23,200
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic EX 22 34 $23,455 $25,100
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SX 22 34 $24,760 $26,500
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,115 $25,800
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid scores with its deft hybrid integration, and for preserving so much of the Fusion's basic goodness. The basics don't have to be boring: the 2012 Kia Optima evades design and driving boredom with suave looks, good performance and great gas mileage and features.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 35 mpg
EPA Classification Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.0
Wheelbase (in) 110.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Front Tire Size P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3206
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 3.7
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Displacement 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.69
Trans Type 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.93
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33-3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.26
Vehicle Name Kia Optima
Body Style Sedan
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5
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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