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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 37 $15,599 $15,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 36 $16,790 $17,500
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $17,708 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 36 $18,528 $19,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,659 $19,600
5-Door HB Automatic EX 24 34 $18,759 $19,700
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,436 $20,600
5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,717 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,378 $21,600
5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,658 $21,900
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,915 $18,190
Coupe 2-Door CVT LX 30 39 $17,655 $18,990
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,859 $20,290
Coupe 2-Door CVT EX 29 38 $19,600 $21,090
Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-L 29 38 $20,942 $22,540
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $21,173 $22,790
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,359 $22,990
Coupe 2-Door CVT w/Navi EX-L 29 38 $22,331 $24,040
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,562 $24,290
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires & Navi Si 22 31 $22,747 $24,490
4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $17,100 $18,390
4-Door CVT LX 30 39 $17,841 $19,190
4-Door CVT HF 31 41 $18,535 $19,940
4-Door CVT EX 30 39 $19,600 $21,090
4-Door CVT EX-L 30 39 $21,127 $22,740
4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $21,359 $22,990
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,544 $23,190
4-Door CVT w/Navi EX-L 30 39 $22,516 $24,240
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,747 $24,490
4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $25,260 $26,640
4-Door Automatic w/Navi CNG 27 38 $27,770 $29,290
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 47 $22,882 $24,635
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 47 $22,882 $24,635
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 47 $23,993 $25,835
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 47 $23,993 $25,835
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 47 $24,270 $26,135
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 47 $24,270 $26,135
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 47 $25,381 $27,335
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 47 $25,381 $27,335
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,599
$17,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$18,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$307 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC’s Bottom Line The 2014 Kia Forte finds better focus with well-rounded performance and grabby good looks, but its safety scores concern us. The 2014 Honda Civic brings better refinement back to the lineup, but there's more to come, we're told.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 50.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 94.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 69
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 59
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 179.5 179.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 12.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 10.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 7.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2736 2754
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 -
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 131 @ 4700 129 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 143 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 36
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.14
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33 4.29
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.24
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 1.87
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Forte Honda Civic Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8.0 (Est) NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 (Est) 5.9 (Est)
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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