2010 Kia Forte Specifications

4-Door Sedan Automatic EX

MSRP: $16,995
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Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 25 mpg City/34 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas I4, 2.0L
EPA Class Midsize
Style Name 4dr Sdn Auto EX
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD

Dimensions

Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2740
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 40.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 104.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.5
Length, Overall (in) 178.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25

Performance Specs

Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122
Engine Order Code - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 144 @ 4300
Fuel System - TBD -
Engine Type Gas I4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 156 @ 6200
Transmission
Trans Type 4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68
Trans Order Code - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.48
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD -
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.89
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code - TBD -
Spare Tire Size - TBD -
Front Tire Size P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -

Safety Features

Safety
Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear Yes
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks Yes
Daytime Running Lights No
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps No
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor Yes
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control Yes
Other Features 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
Brake assist
Electronic brake force distribution
Electronic stability control w/traction control
Front/rear crumple zones
Side impact door beams
Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger switch
Front seat side mounted airbags
Full-length side curtain airbags
3-point height-adjustable front seat belts w/pretensioners &...
3-point rear seat belts
Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
Tire pressure monitoring system
Rear child safety door locks

Warranty

Warranty
Basic Miles/km 60,000
Basic Years 5
Corrosion Miles/km 100,000
Corrosion Years 5
Drivetrain Miles/km 100,000
Drivetrain Years 10
Roadside Assistance Miles/km 60,000
Roadside Assistance Note 24-hour roadside assistance
Roadside Assistance Years 5

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
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