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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX 21 31 $15,810 $16,755
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $16,960 $18,150
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 20 28 $18,460 $19,845
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $18,510 $19,895
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic EX 20 28 $19,350 $20,900
4-Door Sedan SE FWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 21 30 $17,036 $18,345
4-Door Sedan FWD SXT 21 30 $17,846 $19,245
4-Door Sedan FWD R/T 16 26 $21,221 $22,995
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 15 24 $23,021 $24,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,810
$17,036
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,755
$18,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$306 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Kia Optima doesn't perform as well as other mid-size sedans, but its roomy package and generous features make it a strong practical choice. The 2008 Dodge Avenger’s styling is refreshingly different in a same-as field of sedans, but otherwise it’s behind the curve.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 53.2
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 36.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.2 100.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 53.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 186.4 190.9
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 108.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 13.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
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 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 36.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.86 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TPX
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA TPX
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3142 3235
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 164 @ 4250 165 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA ED3
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 162 @ 5800 172 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Dodge Avenger
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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