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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 S 23 31 $16,017 $17,145
4-Door Sedan I4 SE 23 31 $16,525 $17,900
4-Door Sedan I4 SEL 23 31 $17,502 $18,985
4-Door Sedan V6 SE 21 29 $18,978 $20,625
4-Door Sedan V6 SEL 21 29 $19,954 $21,710
2006.5 4-Door Sedan LX Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 24 34 $15,435 $16,355
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $15,245 $16,400
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $16,500 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $16,405 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 22 30 $17,605 $19,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 27 $17,555 $19,200
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 22 30 $17,995 $19,345
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $18,045 $19,395
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 22 30 $18,890 $20,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 20 27 $18,625 $20,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,017
$15,435
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,145
$16,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$273 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 104.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.4 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 186.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 107.4 107.1
Liftover Height (in) 28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 71.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.8 14.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.86
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3151 3142
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 156 @ 4250 163 @ 4250
Engine Order Code 99Z NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 6250 161 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.79
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.27
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.55
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.97
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Fusion Kia Optima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA McPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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