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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 $13,408 $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 GLS Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,049 $24,250
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,122 $25,325
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $24,951 $27,075
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 20 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Sedan W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,772 $25,050
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $23,845 $26,125
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $25,674 $27,875
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Wagon W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,408
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,899
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / month
$363 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100 95
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 186.2 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 15
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.4
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 14.3
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size NA P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3157 3225
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA 80
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 4500 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 1.8L/108.7
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 149 @ 6000 170 @ 5900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.78
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.18
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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