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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 I4 Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 24 34 $19,849 $21,680
4-Door I4 CVT LX 27 36 $20,579 $22,480
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV LX 27 36 $20,579 $22,480
4-Door I4 Manual Sport 24 34 $21,409 $23,390
4-Door I4 CVT Sport 26 35 $22,138 $24,190
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV Sport 26 35 $22,138 $24,190
4-Door I4 Manual EX 24 34 $22,517 $24,605
4-Door I4 CVT EX 27 36 $23,246 $25,405
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX 27 36 $23,246 $25,405
4-Door I4 CVT EX-L 27 36 $25,609 $27,995
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX-L 27 36 $25,609 $27,995
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi EX-L 27 36 $27,433 $29,995
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi PZEV EX-L 27 36 $27,433 $29,995
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 34 $27,501 $30,070
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 21 34 $27,501 $30,070
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 34 $29,326 $32,070
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV Touring 21 34 $30,566 $33,430
4-Door V6 Automatic Touring 21 34 $30,566 $33,430
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 34 $29,326 $32,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,400
$19,849
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,350
$21,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$356 / month
$361 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 Honda Accord is one of America's best, most sensible sedans, even if it hasn't changed radically.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.49 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.28 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.17 103.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.60 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.71 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 45.47 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.65 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.65 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.96 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.03 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.31 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 191.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.28 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.03 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 110.04 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.05 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.43 15.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x - TBD - 11.1 x - 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 - 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.23
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.76 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 2.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size NA T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16 P205/65HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3223 3192
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 3.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 4250 181 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 6300 185 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 1.361
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.829
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.673
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.63 2.080
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.88 4.105
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.023
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.686
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 3.642
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Honda Accord Sdn
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
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 - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
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
Rollover Rating
 
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