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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 $13,408 $14,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 20 27 $14,158 $15,749
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 28 $14,771 $16,549
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 27 $15,521 $17,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 18 24 $15,440 $17,449
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 SE 18 24 $16,663 $18,849
4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,007 $16,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,487 $17,149
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,011 $18,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,472 $18,999
4-Door Sedan Manual SL 23 29 $20,364 $22,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $20,819 $22,899
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,592 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,046 $23,149
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,408
$16,007
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,899
$16,649
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / month
$277 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 43.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100 103.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 186.2 191.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 15.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
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 - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 20.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3157 2999
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 4500 181 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 149 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.42
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.26
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
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 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
 
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