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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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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 VW Jetta stands out in TDI and GLI trim, and its new four-cylinder erases our bad memories of the old five-cylinder. 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 N/A mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 37 mpg
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 179.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62
Wheelbase (in) 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2736
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System MPI
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26
Trans Type 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96
Trans Order Code NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Body Style Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Forte
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
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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