Compare 2011 Bentley Continental GT vs 2011 Kia Forte

2011 Bentley Continental GT
2011 Kia Forte
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 11 18 N/A $205,600
2-Door Convertible Speed 11 18 N/A $236,100
2-Door Coupe Supersports 12 19 N/A $267,000
2-Door Convertible Supersports 12 19 N/A $280,400
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $14,700 $14,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $15,680 $15,995
5-Door HB Manual EX 25 34 $16,090 $16,895
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,190 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,570 $17,395
5-Door HB Automatic EX 26 36 $17,040 $17,895
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,140 $17,995
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
5-Door HB Manual SX 22 32 $17,520 $18,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,000 $18,895
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,470 $19,395
5-Door HB Automatic SX 23 32 $18,470 $19,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$14,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$205,600
$14,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3427 / month
$250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Kia Forte exemplifies the new direction of Kia, with a simple, elegant style, unexpected levels of refinement, and lots of value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.0 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 96.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.1 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
189.1 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
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)
23.8 13.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 33.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P285/45R19 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P285/45R19 P195/65R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5600 2729
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
552 @ 6100 156 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol W12 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
479 @ 1600 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
6.0L/366 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.25
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.77
Summary
Body Style
2-Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Bentley Continental GT Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Air MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Air Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.3 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 7
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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