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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
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 37.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 104.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.4 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 186.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.8 14.8
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.86
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 35.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3151 3142
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Fusion Kia Optima
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
 
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