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2009 Kia Amanti 2009 Ford Taurus 2008 Hyundai Azera
     
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited AWD
4dr Sdn GLS
  • 4dr Sdn GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Limited

Prices

MSRP $26,045 $25,170 $24,600
Invoice $23,760 $23,103 $23,374
Avg. Paid $11,234 $9,154 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.2 8.2
Critics' Rating 7.3 8.3 8.5
Performance 7.5 7.7 7.6
Interior 8.4 8.3 7.8
Safety 9.7 9.4 8.3
Reliability 3.0 4.0 3.0
Operating Cost 7.6 7.7 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth engine and transmission
  • Comfortable seating
  • Impressive array of standard features
  • Massive trunk space and plentiful legroom for its class
  • Excellent crash test scores
  • Great reliability rating
  • Very spacious interior with good-quality materials and solid fit and finish
  • Good sound system options with high power and quality sound
Cons
  • Handling dynamics garnered mixed opinions
  • Unimpressive exterior styling
  • Subpar reliability score
  • Engine could use more power
  • Some interior controls are complicated
  • Some find the ride and handling vague and squishy
  • Pleasant but generally bland, non-inspired exterior styling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.8L/231 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.3L/201
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.2 112.9 109.4
Length, Overall (in) 196.9 201.8 192.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 82.9 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 61.5 58.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3770 3739 3629

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 106.0 108.0 106.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.6 40.2
Front Leg Room (in) 44.5 41.3 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 57.8 57.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 53.7 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 38.8 38.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 41.2 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 57.6 57.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 53.6 55.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.9 21.2 16.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Optional Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Optional Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional Optional
Traction Control Optional Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.5L/213 3.3L/201
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 264 @ 6000 263 @ 6250 234 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 4500 249 @ 4500 226 @ 3500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 38.2 41.0 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20.5 19.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent MacPherson Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard