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Selected Style 5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 24 34 $18,074 $18,750
5-Door HB Automatic 24 33 $19,024 $19,750
5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int 24 34 $18,074 $18,750
5-Door HB Automatic w/Blue Int 24 33 $19,024 $19,750
4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 36 $18,528 $19,500
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,599 $15,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 36 $16,790 $17,500
5-Door HB Automatic EX 24 34 $18,759 $19,700
5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,717 $20,900
5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,658 $21,900
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $17,708 $18,600
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,659 $19,600
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,436 $20,600
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,378 $21,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,599
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.1 96.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42 42.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 53.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 51 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 169.3 179.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 62
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 51 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 23 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/45HR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 750 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 750 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 75 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 112 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2855 2736
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 600
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4700 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.31
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33 4.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.26
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra GT Kia Forte
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 (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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