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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
4-Door Sedan Manual LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,530 $17,130
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $18,892 $19,680
4-Door Sedan 1LT 26 38 $17,817 $18,560
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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
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
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.700 15.6
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.200 15.5
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
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
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.250 1.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Forte Chevrolet Cruze
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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