Compare 2005 Kia Optima vs 2005 Mercury Sable

2005 Kia Optima
2005 Mercury Sable
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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 EX 22 30 $17,420 $18,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 27 $17,365 $18,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 20 27 $18,435 $20,195
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 27 $19,499 $21,465
4-Door Sedan LS 20 27 $22,169 $24,465
4-Door Wagon LS 19 27 $22,967 $25,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,055
$19,499
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,195
$21,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 102.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 199.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 16.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
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 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3281 3318
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 3000 186 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
NA N/A
Displacement
2.4L/143 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 5500 153 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.77
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 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Mercury Sable
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
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 Indep Quadralink

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