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4-Door Sedan I4 S
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
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2006.5 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 107.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 14.8
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.4
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare 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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 4250 163 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
99Z NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Kia Optima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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