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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE 25 37 $20,295 $21,150
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.4L SE 25 37 $20,295 $21,150
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Sport 24 35 $22,083 $23,175
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.4L Sport 24 35 $22,083 $23,175
4-Door Sedan w/Brown Seats PZEV 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport 23 32 $26,846 $28,575
4-Door Sedan w/Brown Seats 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
4-Door Sedan w/Gray Accents 2.0T Sport 23 32 $26,846 $28,575
4-Door Sedan 1.6T Eco 28 38 $22,293 $23,275
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
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Hyundai Sonata blends in better than ever in the top tier of family sedans. 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 25 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 54.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 34.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.1 102.2
Second Head Room (in) 38 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 55.7
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 45.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 63
Wheelbase (in) 110.4 110
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4 72.1
Track Width, Front (in) 63.5 63
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 190.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.3 15.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12 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) 11.2 11.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/65HR16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3252 3237
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 760
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6000 192 @ 6300
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 178 @ 4000 181 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.4 L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 (Est) 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 (Est) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 (Est) 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.64 2.64
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.39
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 1.80
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata 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 - 6.8 (Est)
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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