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Selected Style 5-Door HB (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 51 49 $28,791 $29,990
5-Door HB Advanced 51 49 $33,509 $34,905
4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Trim

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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,791
$15,599
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,990
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 51 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 49 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 53.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.7 96.2
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 62
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 176.4 179.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65SR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65SR15 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3165 2736
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 5200 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 105 @ 4000 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 49 37
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 95 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 51 25
Battery Range (mi) 11 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 50 29
Transmission
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.33
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.26
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.78
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.98
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius Plug-In Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 600
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 8.0 (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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