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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 Automatic 20 28 $14,965 $15,589
4-Door Sedan Manual Convenience Pkg 19 28 $14,389 $14,989
4-Door Sedan Automatic Convenience Pkg 20 28 $15,445 $16,089
4-Door Wagon Manual 20 27 $14,773 $15,389
4-Door Wagon Automatic 20 27 $15,829 $16,489
4-Door Wagon Manual Convenience Pkg 20 27 $15,253 $15,889
4-Door Wagon Automatic Convenience Pkg 20 27 $16,309 $16,989
4-Door Sedan Manual Convenience Pkg w/ABS 19 27 $14,869 $15,489
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 Manual Convenience Pkg w/ABS 20 28 $15,733 $16,389
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
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 24 32 $15,890 $16,995
5-Door HB Manual Spectra5 23 30 $14,955 $15,995
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.8
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.3 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 102.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 12.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.1 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.0
Steering
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/55R15 P195/60R15
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) 2756 2701
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System NA - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 131 @ 4000 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 127 @ 5600 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.62
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
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name Suzuki Forenza Kia Spectra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Dual-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
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
 
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