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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Transmission

Trim

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
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,700
$15,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,995
$16,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$277 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 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 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.8 93.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 67.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3 58.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 175.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 102.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 13.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.9 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/60TR15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/60TR15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2729 2672
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 144 @ 4300 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99N
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 156 @ 6200 140 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 1.45
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.14
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Forte Ford Focus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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