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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 Base Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 24 35 $17,568 $19,200
4-Door Sedan LS 22 32 $19,457 $21,265
4-Door Sedan LT 22 32 $22,014 $24,060
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,055
$17,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,195
$19,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$320 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100 101.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 185.8 188.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.05 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.87 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.76 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 36
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA QMR
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMR
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3281 3174
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 147 @ 3000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L61
Displacement 2.4L/143 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 5500 145 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.96
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.00
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 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.62
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Ind MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Ind 4-link
 
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