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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX Manual
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Transmission

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 21 28 $13,788 $15,299
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 20 20 $14,542 $16,149
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 28 $15,601 $17,599
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 20 $16,355 $18,449
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 19 25 $16,120 $18,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 SE 19 25 $17,443 $19,949
4-Door Sedan SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 29 $18,716 $20,455
2-Door Coupe GT 20 30 $20,093 $21,960
4-Door Sedan GT 20 30 $20,230 $22,110
2-Door Coupe GTP 20 29 $23,286 $25,450
4-Door Sedan GTP 20 29 $23,451 $25,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,788
$18,716
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,299
$20,455
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$341 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100 99.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 58.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- 27.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 185.8 196.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 61.5
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 110.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13 16.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 x -TBD- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 17.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) -TBD- 2.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 17.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) -TBD- 36.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/70HR14 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA QIN
Front Tire Size P195/70HR14 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size NA T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA QIN
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) -TBD- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) -TBD- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3263 3384
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 105
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/241 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 149 @ 6000 175 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 4500 195 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA LG8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.57
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 3.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.92
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Pontiac Grand Prix
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Tri-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) -TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
 
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