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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 $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 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,269 $16,200
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,972 $18,200
4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 38 $21,634 $23,200
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,904 $19,200
5-Door HB Titanium 27 38 $22,567 $24,200
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,100 $23,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,100
$15,269
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,400
$16,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$257 / month
$270 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. Whether or not you consider the exciting new ST performance model, the 2013 Ford Focus lineup is evidence that small cars don't have to feel so appliance-like.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.000 33.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.300 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.700 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.800 90.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.600 38
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.700 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.300 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.000 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.900 71.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.300 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.900 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.300 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.500 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.600 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 104.300 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.700 13.2
Brakes
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
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 8.97 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.700 12.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.890 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.200 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.900 36
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2729 2907
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.400 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
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/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 156 @ 6200 160 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.970 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.630 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.300 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.250 1.45
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.770 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.580 3.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.960 2.14
Trans Order Code NA 44Z
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.330 3.82
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Forte Ford Focus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.92
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.4 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 - TBD -
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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