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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 Sport 24 34 $21,705 $23,715
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV Sport 26 34 $22,435 $24,515
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX-L 27 36 $25,860 $28,270
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX 27 36 $23,497 $25,680
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV LX 27 36 $20,829 $22,755
4-Door I4 CVT EX-L 27 36 $25,860 $28,270
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 34 $29,371 $32,120
4-Door I4 CVT EX 27 36 $23,497 $25,680
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi PZEV EX-L 27 36 $27,479 $30,045
4-Door I4 CVT LX 27 36 $20,829 $22,755
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 21 34 $27,752 $30,345
4-Door V6 Automatic Touring 21 34 $30,612 $33,480
4-Door I4 CVT Sport 26 34 $22,435 $24,515
4-Door I4 Manual EX 24 34 $22,768 $24,880
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi EX-L 27 36 $27,479 $30,045
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 34 $27,752 $30,345
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 34 $29,371 $32,120
4-Door I4 Manual LX 24 34 $20,100 $21,955
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV Touring 21 34 $30,612 $33,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,579
$20,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
$21,955
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$366 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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 2014 Honda Accord keeps with this model's super-sensible reputation; but with accessible safety technology, great fuel economy, and unparalleled composure, the affordable models in the lineup are better deals than they've ever been.
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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 Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 191.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 63 62.7
Wheelbase (in) 110 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 15.8
Brakes
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
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 11.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.2
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65HR16 P205/65HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3237 3192
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 760 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 4250 181 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 192 @ 6300 185 @ 6400
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 3.64
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.88 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 1.36
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.64 2.08
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Honda Accord Sedan
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) 6.5 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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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
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