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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $21,801 $23,635
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 24 $23,467 $25,485
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $25,388 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 24 $27,053 $29,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,760
$21,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,045
$23,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$434 / month
$394 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Kia Amanti is a solid choice with a growing reputation for quality. A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.0 108.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 41.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 57.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 57.6
Front Leg Room (in) 44.5 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 196.9 201.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 61.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 21.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - - 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 - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.2 40.0
Steering Type Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3770 3741
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 264 @ 6000 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4500 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99W
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.84
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Sportmatic shifter NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.86 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 2.87
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.33 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.84 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Amanti Ford Taurus
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Coil over shock
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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