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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 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
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100 101.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 16.7
Brakes
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 -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.7 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 18.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3157 3086
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA 582
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 4500 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 149 @ 6000 157 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 33
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Toyota Camry
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
 
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