Compare 2006 Kia Optima vs 2006 Ford Fusion

2006 Kia Optima
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2006.5 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 24 34 $15,435 $16,355
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $15,245 $16,400
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $16,500 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $16,405 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 22 30 $17,605 $19,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 27 $17,555 $19,200
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 Automatic V6 EX 20 27 $18,625 $20,400
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4-Door Sedan I4 S
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.0
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
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 17.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 - TBD -
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 - City (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.23
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Ford Fusion
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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