Compare 2006 Ford Fusion vs 2006 Kia Optima

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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 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
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
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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