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Kia Forte
2022 Kia Forte
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2022 Mazda 3 Sedan
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2022 Nissan Sentra
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 31 MPG
Hwy: 41 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 37 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
149 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
146 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,908 lbs
2,984 lbs
3,084 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
35 MPG
31 MPG
32 MPG
City
31 MPG
28 MPG
28 MPG
Highway
41 MPG
36 MPG
37 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 Tons/yr
5.6 (Est) Tons/yr
5.5 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
13.2 gallons
12.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
434 miles
369.6 miles
347.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
574 miles
475.2 miles
458.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.7 in
183.5 in
182.7 in
Height
56.5 in
56.9 in
57 in
Max Width
70.9 in
70.7 in
71.5 in
Front Width
61.5 in
61.7 in
62.4 in
Rear Width
61.9 in
62.2 in
62.4 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
107.3 in
106.8 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
5.5 in
4.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
42.3 in
44 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.8 in
38 in
38.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.1 in
55.7 in
56.4 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53 in
54.6 in
53.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.7 in
35.1 in
34.7 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
37.3 in
36.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
53.5 in
54.5 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.1 in
50.9 in
53.3 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
13.2 ft³
14.3 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
15" x 6"
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6"
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65HR15
P205/60HR16
P215/45WR18
Rear Tire
P195/65HR15
P205/60HR16
P215/45WR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Clear White
  • Gravity Gray
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Aspen White Tricoat
  • Aspen White/Super Black
  • Electric Blue Metallic
  • Electric Blue/Super Black
  • Gun Metallic
  • Gun Metallic/Super Black
  • Monarch Orange/Super Black
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Super Black

Optional Exterior Colors

Aurora Black
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Sport, Prima-Tex Seat Trim
  • Sport, Sport Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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