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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,536 $14,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd PZEV 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,190 $16,995
5-Door HB Manual EX 25 34 $16,090 $16,895
5-Door HB Automatic EX 26 36 $17,040 $17,895
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,700 $14,995
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,140 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,680 $15,995
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
5-Door HB Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,470 $19,395
5-Door HB Automatic SX 23 32 $18,470 $19,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,570 $17,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,000 $18,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,536
$14,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,945
$14,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$249 / month
$250 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 38 mpg; a sleek, sophisticated look; and even more value for the money confirm that this little sedan has officially left the Corolla in the dust. The 2011 Kia Forte exemplifies the new direction of Kia, with a simple, elegant style, unexpected levels of refinement, and lots of value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 43.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.6 96.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 33.1 35.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 14.7
Brakes
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) 10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 13.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall NA 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 33.9
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2661 (est) 2729
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 2.2 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 110
Engine
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 156 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 131 @ 4700 144 @ 4300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.25
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.58
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) NA 4.33
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 0.63
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.30
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7 6.3
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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