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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Body Style

Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 24 31 $8,996 $9,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 31 $9,856 $10,970
4-Door Sedan Manual LS 24 31 $9,791 $10,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 23 31 $10,651 $11,970
4-Door Sedan Manual LS Pwr 24 31 $11,741 $13,325
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS Pwr 23 31 $12,601 $14,300
4-Door Sedan GS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 24 35 $14,982 $16,390
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $16,188 $17,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$8,996
$14,982
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$9,995
$16,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$167 / month
$273 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.1 50.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 90.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 45.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 106.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.4 184.8
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 54.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.4 13.9
Brakes
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x - TBD - 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.53 x - TBD - 10.24 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.9 2.78
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.52
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.2 36.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2478 2805
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - (48 amp/hr) 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 108 @ 4500 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 993
Displacement 1.8L/109 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 6000 125 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.42
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 2.14
Trans Order Code NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 2.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sephia Mercury Mystique
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
 
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