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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 33 $12,145 $12,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $13,060 $13,850
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 33 $13,200 $14,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $14,095 $15,100
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 25 33 $14,285 $15,250
5-Door HB Manual 25 33 $14,285 $15,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 24 34 $15,195 $16,225
5-Door HB Automatic 24 34 $15,195 $16,225
5-Door Wagon STD Manual (SE)
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Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual STD 30 36 $13,744 $14,860
4-Door Wagon Automatic STD 28 34 $14,484 $15,660
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 30 36 $14,786 $16,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 34 $15,537 $17,170
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD STD 26 31 $16,088 $17,395
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $16,954 $18,735
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 32 $17,058 $18,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,145
$13,744
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,850
$14,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$214 / month
$248 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 30 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 51.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.1 118.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 47.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 53.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 61.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 102.8 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 176.4 171.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.2 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.7 19.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2701 2675
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4500 125 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 130 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 30
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62 3.17
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.94
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Kia Spectra Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion Beam
 
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