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Kia Optima
2020 Kia Optima
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$23,190
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Nissan Altima
2020 Nissan Altima
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$24,100
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7.8
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2020 Subaru Legacy
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Overview

Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.1 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
180 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
36.1 ft
36.8 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 7"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 7"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P205/65HR16
P215/60HR16
P225/55VR17
Rear Tire
P205/65HR16
P215/60HR16
P225/55VR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
32 MPG
30 MPG
City
25 MPG
28 MPG
27 MPG
Highway
35 MPG
39 MPG
35 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
5.5 Tons/yr
5.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
16.2 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
462.5 miles
453.6 miles
499.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
647.5 miles
631.8 miles
647.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
191.1 in
192.9 in
190.6 in
Height
57.7 in
56.7 in
59.1 in
Max Width
73.2 in
72.9 in
72.4 in
Front Width
63.5 in
63.6 in
62.2 in
Rear Width
63.8 in
63.6 in
63.4 in
Wheelbase
110.4 in
111.2 in
108.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
4.9 in
5.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
45.5 in
43.8 in
42.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.8 in
39.2 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.1 in
58.2 in
58.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56 in
54.7 in
55.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.6 in
35.2 in
39.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.8 in
36.9 in
37.2 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56.4 in
57.1 in
57.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
56 in
54.5 in
54.8 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,230 lbs
3,208 lbs
3,499 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
15.4 ft³
15.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

Snow White Pearl
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Light Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titanium Gray, Cloth Upholstery w/Silver Stitching

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
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 Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
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

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
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

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