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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 19 28 $13,909 $14,489
4-Door Sedan Manual Convenience Pkg 19 28 $14,389 $14,989
4-Door Wagon Manual 20 27 $14,773 $15,389
4-Door Sedan Manual Convenience Pkg w/ABS 19 27 $14,869 $15,489
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 28 $14,965 $15,589
4-Door Wagon Manual Convenience Pkg 20 27 $15,253 $15,889
4-Door Sedan Automatic Convenience Pkg 20 28 $15,445 $16,089
4-Door Wagon Manual Convenience Pkg w/ABS 20 28 $15,733 $16,389
4-Door Wagon Automatic 20 27 $15,829 $16,489
4-Door Sedan Automatic Convenience Pkg w/ABS 20 28 $15,925 $16,589
4-Door Sedan Automatic Popular Pkg 20 28 $16,117 $16,789
4-Door Wagon Automatic Convenience Pkg 20 27 $16,309 $16,989
4-Door Wagon Automatic Convenience Pkg w/ABS 20 28 $16,789 $17,489
4-Door Wagon Automatic Popular Pkg 20 28 $16,981 $17,689
4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $12,345 $12,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 32 $13,300 $13,895
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 23 30 $13,925 $14,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 32 $14,860 $15,895
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 23 30 $14,955 $15,995
5-Door HB Manual Spectra5 23 30 $14,955 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 24 32 $15,890 $16,995
5-Door HB Automatic Spectra5 24 32 $15,890 $16,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,909
$12,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,489
$12,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$241 / month
$215 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Suzuki Forenza still offers a lot of features for the money, but its older design lags in performance, refinement, and safety. The 2008 Kia Spectra is still a lot of car for the money, but with it’s a bit outclassed by a host of more refined and updated small-car models.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.7 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.1 97.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.8
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 177.2 177.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.3 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 102.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 12.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 33.3
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/55R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/55R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 2756 2701
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 127 @ 5600 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System NA - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 131 @ 4000 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.39
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.12 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.62
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki Forenza Kia Spectra
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Dual-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
 
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