Compare Kia Forte GT vs LXS

$17,890 - $23,390
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Kia Forte For Sale
27/37 mpg
City/Hwy
147 hp
Horsepower
9.3
Kia Forte Review and Specs
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Kia Forte GT
$22,790
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Forte GT For Sale
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Kia Forte LXS
$19,390
Starting Price (MSRP)
Kia Forte LXS For Sale
What are the differences between the Kia Forte GT and LXS?

Overview

Engine
1.6L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 40 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.6L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
201 hp @ 6000 rpm
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,079 lbs
2,908 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
33 MPG
City
27 MPG
29 MPG
Highway
35 MPG
40 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 Tons/yr
5.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
14 gallons
Cruising Range City
378 miles
406 miles
Cruising Range Highway
490 miles
560 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.7 in
182.7 in
Height
56.5 in
56.5 in
Max Width
70.9 in
70.9 in
Front Width
61.2 in
61.2 in
Rear Width
61.6 in
61.6 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
106.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
5.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
42.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.8 in
38.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.1 in
56.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53 in
53 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.7 in
35.7 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
37.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
55.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.1 in
51.1 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
15.3 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
34.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
P225/40HR18
P205/55HR16
Rear Tire
P225/40HR18
P205/55HR16
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Gravity Gray
  • Clear White
  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Gravity Gray
  • Silky Silver

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Snow White Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth & Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Black, SOFINO Leathertte Seat Trim
  • Black, Woven Cloth Seat Trim
  • Gray, Woven Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
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