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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 36 $18,528 $19,500
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 37 $15,599 $15,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 36 $16,790 $17,500
5-Door HB Automatic EX 24 34 $18,759 $19,700
5-Door HB Manual SX 21 29 $19,717 $20,900
5-Door HB Automatic SX 21 29 $20,658 $21,900
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $17,708 $18,600
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $18,659 $19,600
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 29 $19,436 $20,600
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 22 30 $20,378 $21,600
4-Door Manual 2.0i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,104 $17,895
4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,021 $18,895
4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,815 $19,795
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,315 $20,295
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,072 $22,195
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 33 $17,569 $18,395
5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,486 $19,395
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,537 $22,695
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 33 $19,280 $20,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 33 $19,768 $20,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,685 $21,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,780 $20,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,978 $23,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,599
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
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TCC Rating
7.4
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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 Subaru Impreza remains the only option in its class to come equipped with standard all-wheel-drive, where many don't offer it all. It's tough, practical, and looks good, too.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 96.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 52.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 179.5 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 12
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 10.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 10.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2736 2944
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6 15 X 6
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 110
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 131 @ 4700 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 148 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 1.89
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.45
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.30
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Forte Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 (Est) 6.6 (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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