Compare 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid vs 2014 Lincoln MKZ

2014 Kia Optima Hybrid
2014 Lincoln MKZ
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 36 40 $24,350 $25,995
4-Door Sedan EX 35 39 $29,670 $31,995
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4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 22 33 $33,431 $35,190
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 38 37 $33,431 $35,190
4-Door Sedan AWD 22 31 $35,226 $37,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,350
$33,431
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,995
$35,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$587 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Lincoln MKZ places many of its bets on its distinctive styling, as well as its modern technology and best-in-class fuel economy.
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Fuel Economy
City
36 mpg 38 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 96.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 37
Front Head Room (in)
40 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 194.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 62
Wheelbase (in)
110 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 73.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 11.1
Brakes
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 12.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 38
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65VR16 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65VR16 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3496 3828
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
199 @ 5500 188 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 1000 129 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
38 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
36 38
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 2.57
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 1
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Hybrid Lincoln MKZ
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 590
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 4.9 (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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