Compare 2013 Kia Forte vs 2013 Chevrolet Cruze

2013 Kia Forte
2013 Chevrolet Cruze
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $15,100 $15,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $16,080 $16,400
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,530 $17,130
4-Door Sedan 1LT 26 38 $17,817 $18,560
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $18,892 $19,680
4-Door Sedan 2LT 26 38 $20,198 $21,040
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,490 $23,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,100
$16,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,400
$17,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$257 / month
$286 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's a family affair: the Kia Forte lineup is more comfortable, more eager, and better finished than ever, and a step up from what its sticker price might suggest. The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the smartest picks for anyone wanting practicality, comfort, and safety in a compact sedan—although it's missing the fun-to-drive edge of some other models.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.600 37.90
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.700 53.90
Front Leg Room (in)
43.300 42.28
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.000 53.00
Second Leg Room (in)
35.000 35.35
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 39.30
Second Hip Room (in)
53.300 52.40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.700 54.76
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.800 94.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.900 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.300 181.00
Height, Overall (in)
57.500 58.10
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.600 61.30
Wheelbase (in)
104.300 105.70
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.900 70.70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.300 60.70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.700 15.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
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 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.700 15.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.200 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.900 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.890 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - QYW
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - QYW
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)
2729 3093
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.400 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6200 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
144 @ 4300 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.250 1.47
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.770 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.580 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.960 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA MZ0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.330 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.970 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.630 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.300 3.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Forte Chevrolet Cruze
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 5.7
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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