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Kia Forte
2021 Kia Forte
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$17,890
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9.3
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Kia Rio
2020 Kia Rio
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$15,850
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Scion iA
2016 Scion iA
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$15,700
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.6-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 37 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 33 MPG
Hwy: 41 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 31 MPG
Hwy: 41 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
13.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
13.5 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
1.6-liter Inline-4 Gas
1.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
120 hp @ 6300 rpm
106 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
112 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
103 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
N/A
N/A
Front Wheel Size
15" x 6"
15" x 5.5"
16" x 5.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6"
15" x 5.5"
16" x 5.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65HR15
P185/65TR15
P185/60VR16
Rear Tire
P195/65HR15
P185/65TR15
P185/60VR16
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
31 MPG
36 MPG
35 MPG
City
27 MPG
33 MPG
31 MPG
Highway
37 MPG
41 MPG
41 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 Tons/yr
4.9 Tons/yr
5.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
11.9 gallons
11.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
378 miles
392.7 miles
359.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
518 miles
487.9 miles
475.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.7 in
172.6 in
171.7 in
Height
56.5 in
57.1 in
58.5 in
Max Width
70.9 in
67.9 in
66.7 in
Front Width
61.5 in
59.8 in
58.9 in
Rear Width
61.9 in
60 in
58.5 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
101.6 in
101.2 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
5.5 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
42.1 in
41.9 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.8 in
38.9 in
38.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.1 in
54.1 in
53.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53 in
52.9 in
48.6 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.7 in
33.5 in
34.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
37.4 in
36.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
53.3 in
50 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.1 in
52.4 in
49.5 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,707 lbs
2,767 lbs
2,385 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
13.7 ft³
13.5 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Clear White
  • Gravity Gray
  • Clear White
  • Silky Silver
  • Abyss
  • Frost
  • Graphite
  • Pulse
  • Sapphire
  • Stealth
  • Sterling

Optional Exterior Colors

Aurora Black
Aurora Black
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Woven Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Woven Cloth Seat Trim
  • Mid Blue Black, Fabric Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles