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Selected Style 2006.5 4-Door Sedan LX Manual
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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
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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
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 42.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 107.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 15.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 17.5
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60HR16 P205/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3142 3151
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4250 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99Z
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 161 @ 5800 160 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
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
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
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
 
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