Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare




Change a Vehicle to Compare




Compare 2006 Kia Optima vs 2006 Ford Fusion

2006 Kia Optima Change
2006 Ford Fusion Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 2006.5 4-Door Sedan LX Manual
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Engine

Trim

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $15,245 $16,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $16,405 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 27 $17,555 $19,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 22 30 $17,605 $19,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 20 27 $18,625 $20,400
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 24 34 $15,435 $16,355
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $16,500 $17,650
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 22 30 $17,995 $19,345
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $18,045 $19,395
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 22 30 $18,890 $20,400
4-Door Sedan I4 S
Switch Style

Body Style

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 S 23 31 $16,017 $17,145
4-Door Sedan I4 SE 23 31 $16,525 $17,900
4-Door Sedan I4 SEL 23 31 $17,502 $18,985
4-Door Sedan V6 SE 21 29 $18,978 $20,625
4-Door Sedan V6 SEL 21 29 $19,954 $21,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,435
$16,017
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,355
$17,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$286 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 37.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.2 100.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 186.4 190.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 15.8
Brakes
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 - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 17.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.86 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60HR16 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
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) 3142 3151
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 161 @ 5800 160 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4250 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99Z
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 1.84
Trans Order Code NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.25 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Ford Fusion
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) McPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.