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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 I4 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,959 $28,400
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,400
$20,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,350
$21,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$356 / month
$363 / 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. Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.65 36.100
Front Head Room (in) 39.96 40.000
Second Hip Room (in) 54.49 52.100
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.28 56.400
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.17 101.900
Second Head Room (in) 37.60 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.71 56.400
Front Leg Room (in) 45.47 45.000
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.65 54.000
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.05 72.000
Track Width, Front (in) 63.03 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.31 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 191.500
Height, Overall (in) 57.28 57.900
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.03 62.400
Wheelbase (in) 110.04 109.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.43 15.400
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.700 x 1.020
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 - 11.500 x 0.350
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) 18.5 18.000
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.76 36.100
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size NA T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3223 3108
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 3.6 7.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 4250 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 6300 182 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 0.745
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.63 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.88 4.828
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Nissan Altima
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA - TBD -
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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