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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,900 $15,200
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,380 $17,200
5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,670 $19,600
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,330 $18,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,880 $16,200
5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,240 $18,100
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,710 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,760 $17,600
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,670 $19,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,190 $19,100
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,900
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,200
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$253 / month
$275 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Kia Forte family of vehicles manages to feel more eager, comfortable, and sophisticated than its sticker price might suggest. With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 53.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 43.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.8 90.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 71.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 178.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.9 36.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.89 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 14.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2729 2857
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 156 @ 6200 160 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 144 @ 4300 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 36
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.80
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 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Forte Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 6.2
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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