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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 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
4-Door Sedan GS
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 185.8 199.8
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 55.5
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 16.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 39.7
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
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3281 3318
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Mercury Sable
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Indep Quadralink
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 -
 
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