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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 33 $13,760 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $14,660 $15,695
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 25 33 $14,980 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 25 34 $15,920 $16,995
5-Door HB Spectra5 Manual 25 33 $14,980 $15,995
5-Door HB Spectra5 Automatic 25 34 $15,920 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 33 $12,345 $12,895
4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,345
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,895
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$215 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.0 103.9
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 102.8 108.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 176.4 197.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 58.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 16.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.9 x 1.0
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
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.7 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.2 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 3306
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4500 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA 99U
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 153 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.54
Trans Order Code NA 44N
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62 2.77
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Spectra Ford Taurus
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link MacPherson strut
 
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