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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 34 $20,488 $21,970
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $22,079 $23,935
4-Door Sedan FWD S Hybrid 44 41 $24,497 $26,270
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,166 $27,280
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $28,229 $30,600
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $30,074 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $30,074 $32,600
4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 23 34 $20,579 $21,500
4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,429 $23,950
4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $23,877 $25,500
4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,763 $27,500
4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $32,963 $35,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,488
$20,579
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,970
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$358 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers. The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55 54.7
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 34.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 40
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.8 102.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 55.7
Front Leg Room (in) 44.3 45.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 63
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 110
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.9 72.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.7 63
Length, Overall (in) 191.7 190.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16 15.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 11.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 35.8
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3431 3237
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 500 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
Engine
Engine Order Code 997 NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 192 @ 6300
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 175 @ 4500 181 @ 4250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.80
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.64
Trans Order Code 44W NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.39
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 4.21
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Fusion Kia Optima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.0 (Est) 6.8 (Est)
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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