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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX Manual
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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 LE Manual (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LE 24 33 $16,976 $18,970
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 23 32 $17,721 $19,800
4 Dr Sedan Manual SE 24 33 $18,076 $20,310
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 33 $18,076 $20,310
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 23 32 $18,813 $21,140
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 20 28 $19,810 $22,260
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 23 32 $19,840 $22,295
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 20 28 $21,093 $23,700
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 20 28 $22,610 $25,405
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,408
$16,976
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,899
$18,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / month
$316 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100 101.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 186.2 189.2
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 107.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 16.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA P205/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3157 3086
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 15 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 80
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 149 @ 6000 157 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 4500 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.8
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Toyota Camry
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
 
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