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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 $15,055 $16,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $16,220 $17,450
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 27 $17,365 $18,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 22 30 $17,420 $18,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 20 27 $18,435 $20,195
4-Door Sedan Custom
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 30 $20,166 $22,040
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,055
$20,166
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,195
$22,040
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$367 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100 101.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 58.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 109.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.8 194.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 16.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 10.8 x 1.3
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 - 10.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 17
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.76 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 37.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA QGY
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA QGY
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3281 3342
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 147 @ 3000 195 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA LG8
Displacement 2.4L/143 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 5500 175 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.921
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.000
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.568
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 3.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 0.705
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4dr Sdn Custom
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Buick Century
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-wheel
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-wheel
 
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