Compare 2014 Audi S8 vs 2014 Kia Forte

2014 Audi S8
2014 Kia Forte
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 15 26 $104,627 $112,500
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,599 $15,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 36 $16,790 $17,500
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $17,708 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 36 $18,528 $19,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,659 $19,600
5-Door HB Automatic EX 24 34 $18,759 $19,700
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,436 $20,600
5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,717 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,378 $21,600
5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,658 $21,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$104,627
$15,599
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$112,500
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1875 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Kia Forte finds better focus with well-rounded performance and grabby good looks, but its safety scores concern us.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 96.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 54.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 56.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 35.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 179.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 62
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 106.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 10.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/35YR21 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
HW4 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/35YR21 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
HW4 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4685 2736
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 X 9 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 X 9 15 X 6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0 L/244 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
520 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
481 @ 5500 131 @ 4700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 25
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 4.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.26
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi S8 Kia Forte
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.5 (Est) 6.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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