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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX Manual
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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 GLS Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $20,242 $22,250
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 20 29 $21,315 $23,325
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $22,591 $24,850
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $23,664 $25,925
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $25,493 $27,675
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $26,348 $29,010
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $27,421 $30,085
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $29,250 $31,835
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $19,519 $21,450
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 20 29 $20,592 $22,525
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $21,868 $24,050
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $22,941 $25,125
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $24,770 $26,875
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $25,626 $28,210
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $26,699 $29,285
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $28,528 $31,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,788
$19,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,299
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$358 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100 95.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 185.8 184.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13 15
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 x -TBD- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) -TBD- 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) -TBD- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/70HR14 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size NA P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70HR14 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) -TBD- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) -TBD- - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3263 3122
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 149 @ 6000 150 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 4500 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/241 1.8L/109
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.50
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.30
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.84
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) -TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Four-link
 
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