Compare 2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2019 Kia Forte

2019 Chevrolet Cruze
2019 Kia Forte
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4-Door HB Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door HB Diesel 30 45 $25,127 $26,120
Cruze 4-Door HB LS 28 38 $18,874 $19,620
Cruze 4-Door HB LT 28 38 $21,279 $22,120
Cruze 4-Door HB Premier 28 37 $23,107 $24,020
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Diesel 31 48 $24,646 $25,620
Cruze 4-Door Sedan L 28 38 $17,941 $17,995
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LS 28 38 $18,393 $19,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LT 28 38 $20,894 $21,720
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Premier 28 38 $22,626 $23,520
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forte EX IVT 30 40 $21,001 $21,990
Forte FE IVT 31 41 $18,036 $18,690
Forte FE Manual 27 37 $17,168 $17,790
Forte LXS IVT 30 40 $18,519 $19,190
Forte S IVT 30 40 $19,377 $20,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,127
$21,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,120
$21,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$435 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.4
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible. The 2019 Kia Forte pairs stylish good looks with a lot of features, making it a compact sedan standout.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
45 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 96
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
175.3 182.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - -
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 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)
13.5 14
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1N NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1N NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P225/45HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3229 2903
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 3750 147
Engine Type
Turbo Diesel Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 2000 -
Engine Order Code
LH7 NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
45 40
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Order Code
M3D NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.17 -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Type
9 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Kia Forte
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.2
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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