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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
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4-Door Sedan S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 29 $19,381 $20,705
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 23 33 $21,217 $22,975
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 23 33 $23,423 $25,425
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,613 $28,970
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $25,043 $27,225
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 25 $26,797 $29,175
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $26,437 $28,775
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,971
$19,381
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,795
$20,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$345 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line After more than a decade on the market, the latest Hyundai Sonata's an overnight success--thanks to great gas mileage, grabby styling, and exceptional value for the dollar. The 2012 Ford Fusion stays at the top of its game, especially as a Hybrid, with perky handling and its cut-above looks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.8 100.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 190.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.9 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 110.0 107.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.4 16.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 - TBD -
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) 11.2 x 0.4 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA T7E
Front Tire Size P205/65R16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size T125/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T7E
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16 P205/60VR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3161 3285
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 2.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 4250 172 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99A
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 198 @ 6300 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.70 1.31
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.93 1.84
Trans Order Code NA 446
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.25-4.33 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata Ford Fusion
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Short-Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.6
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 5
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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