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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 23 34 $20,579 $21,500
4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,429 $23,950
4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $23,877 $25,500
4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,763 $27,500
4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $32,963 $35,300
4-Door Sedan S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 34 $20,488 $21,970
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $22,079 $23,935
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $28,229 $30,600
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $30,074 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $30,074 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,166 $27,280
4-Door Sedan FWD S Hybrid 44 41 $24,497 $26,270
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome. The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.2 102.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 44.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 55
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 72.9
Track Width, Front (in) 63 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 -
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 191.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 63 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 110 112.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 16
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 11.8
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 11.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.5
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 37.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65HR16 P215/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3237 3431
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 760 500
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 4250 175 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 192 @ 6300 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.64 2.96
Trans Order Code NA 44W
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Ford Fusion
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.8 (Est) 7.0 (Est)
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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