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Kia Forte
2021 Kia Forte
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$17,890
Starting Price (MSRP)
9.3
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2021 Nissan Sentra
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$19,510
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.8
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2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
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$26,345
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.9
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo 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: 29 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
149 hp @ 6400 rpm
228 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
146 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,707 lbs
3,036 lbs
3,228 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
31 MPG
33 MPG
28 MPG
City
27 MPG
29 MPG
24 MPG
Highway
37 MPG
39 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 Tons/yr
5.3 Tons/yr
6.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
12.4 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
378 miles
359.6 miles
316.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
518 miles
483.6 miles
435.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.7 in
182.7 in
185.2 in
Height
56.5 in
56.9 in
56.8 in
Max Width
70.9 in
71.5 in
70.8 in
Front Width
61.5 in
62.6 in
60.7 in
Rear Width
61.9 in
62.8 in
60.4 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
106.8 in
105.6 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
4.8 in
5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
44 in
41.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.8 in
38.9 in
38.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.1 in
56.4 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53 in
53.5 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.7 in
34.7 in
37.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
36.7 in
37.2 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
54.5 in
54 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.1 in
53.3 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
14.3 ft³
14.1 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
Steel 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
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65HR15
P205/60HR16
P225/45HR18
Rear Tire
P195/65HR15
P205/60HR16
P225/45HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Clear White
  • Gravity Gray
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Fresh Powder
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tornado Red

Optional Exterior Colors

Aurora Black
N/A
Pure Gray

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Woven Cloth Seat Trim
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black w/Red Stitch, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
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
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
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

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
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