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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SX 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
4-Door Sedan EX 24 35 $22,095 $23,650
4-Door Sedan LX 24 35 $20,400 $21,350
4-Door Sedan SX w/Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
4-Door Sedan SX w/Chrome Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
4-Door Sedan S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 34 $20,422 $21,900
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $21,983 $23,830
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,092 $27,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $27,860 $30,200
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $29,705 $32,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $29,612 $32,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,400
$20,422
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,350
$21,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$356 / month
$365 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Kia Optima adds generous dashes of style and sophistication to what's otherwise a sensible, frugal, and spacious mid-size sedan. The 2013 Ford Fusion's more than a rock-star body: it handles better than any other family sedan we've driven, and doesn't cheat on interior room to deliver it.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.71 56.900
Front Leg Room (in) 45.47 44.300
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.65 55.000
Second Leg Room (in) 34.65 38.300
Front Head Room (in) 39.96 39.200
Second Hip Room (in) 54.49 54.400
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.28 57.800
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.17 118.800
Second Head Room (in) 37.60 37.800
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.03 62.400
Wheelbase (in) 110.04 112.200
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.05 72.900
Track Width, Front (in) 63.03 62.700
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.31 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 191.700
Height, Overall (in) 57.28 58.100
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.43 16.000
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 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) 11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.500
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 2.700
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.76 37.600
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size NA T125/80D16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3223 3427
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 3.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 4250 170 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 6300 170 @ - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 2.940
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.63 2.960
Trans Order Code NA 44W
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.070
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.450
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.750
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 4.580
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 1.910
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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