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Kia Optima
2019 Kia Optima
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$22,990
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7.8
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Mazda 6 Sedan
2019 Mazda 6 Sedan
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$23,800
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8.4
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Nissan Maxima
2020 Nissan Maxima
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Overview

Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Horsepower
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
261 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
36.7 ft
N/A

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P205/65HR16
P225/55VR17
P245/45VR18
Rear Tire
P205/65HR16
P225/55VR17
P245/45VR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
29 MPG
24 MPG
City
24 MPG
26 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
33 MPG
35 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr
7.4 (2019) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
16.4 gallons
18 gallons
Cruising Range City
444 miles
426.4 miles
360 miles
Cruising Range Highway
610.5 miles
574 miles
540 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
191.1 in
192.7 in
192.8 in
Height
57.7 in
57.1 in
56.5 in
Max Width
73.2 in
72.4 in
73.2 in
Front Width
63.5 in
62.4 in
62.4 in
Rear Width
63.8 in
62 in
62.4 in
Wheelbase
110.4 in
111.4 in
109.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
6.5 in
5.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
45.5 in
42.2 in
45 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.8 in
38.4 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.1 in
55.9 in
56.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56 in
53.5 in
54.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.6 in
38.7 in
34.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.8 in
37.1 in
36.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56.4 in
55.1 in
55.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
56 in
53.5 in
53.5 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,230 lbs
3,433 lbs
3,552 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
14.7 ft³
14.3 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey, Late Availability
  • Horizon Blue
  • Platinum Graphite, Build Out: 12/31/2018
  • Sangria
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Deep Crystal Blue
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Carnelian Red Tintcoat
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Super Black

Optional Exterior Colors

Snow White Pearl
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Optional
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Optional
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Optional
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles