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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX Manual
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Engine

Trim

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
4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,365 $16,749
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,854 $17,249
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,395 $18,599
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,863 $19,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,409 $23,149
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,370
$16,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,500
$16,749
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$279 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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) 86.4 103.2
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.8 191.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 15.6
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.35
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
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) 2.76 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR15 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60HR15 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3281 3001
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 147 @ 3000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 5500 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again 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 w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Nissan Altima
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
 
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