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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 23 30 $14,370 $15,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $15,220 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX V6 20 27 $16,310 $17,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 22 30 $16,630 $18,095
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 20 27 $17,755 $19,495
DX Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual DX 26 34 $14,228 $15,800
Automatic DX 24 33 $14,947 $16,600
Manual LX 26 34 $17,238 $19,200
Manual w/Side Airbags LX 26 34 $17,508 $19,450
Automatic LX 24 33 $18,002 $20,000
Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 24 33 $18,227 $20,250
Manual EX 26 34 $19,440 $21,600
Automatic EX 24 33 $20,159 $22,400
Manual w/Leather EX 26 34 $20,608 $22,900
Automatic V6 LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic V6 ULEV LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic w/Leather EX 24 33 $21,327 $23,700
Manual w/Leather/Navi EX 26 34 $22,405 $24,900
Automatic w/Leather/Navi EX 24 33 $23,124 $25,700
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,370
$14,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,500
$15,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$263 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.4 102.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.8 189.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 107.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 14.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 17.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 36.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.76 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3281 2989
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 147 @ 3000 161 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 5500 160 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 34
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.769
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 4.389
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 0.872
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.267
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.147
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.659
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
 
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