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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 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
$20,579
$19,849
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
$21,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$361 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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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 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 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 40 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.2 103.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 58.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 63 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 110 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 191.4
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 15.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 11.1 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 38.1
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 13.23
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65HR16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size NA T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR16 P205/65HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3237 3192
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 760 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 192 @ 6300 185 @ 6400
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 4250 181 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.673
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.64 2.080
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.023
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.686
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 3.642
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.88 4.105
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
Clutch Size (in) - N/A
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - 0.55
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - 0.67
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.8 (Est) 6.5
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - 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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