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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Body Style

Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 25 34 $15,810 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $13,430 $13,695
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $16,760 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 34 $14,410 $14,695
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $16,860 $17,695
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $17,810 $18,695
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 34 $15,230 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $16,190 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 22 32 $16,660 $17,495
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 31 $17,610 $18,495
2-Door Coupe S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,430
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,695
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$228 / month
$240 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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7.2
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Kia Forte is a strong contender in every way—a surprisingly good-looking, enjoyable-to-drive car that will hold the budget down. The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 50.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.8 93.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 102.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 175.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 58.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 13.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 13.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.89 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.8 34.2
Tires
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2707 2588
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 144 @ 4300 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code - TBD - 99N
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 156 @ 6200 140 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.72
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.14
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.19 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Kia Forte Ford Focus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Control blade
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
 
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