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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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2013 Suzuki SX4 Sedan
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$15,845
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Volkswagen Jetta
2021 Volkswagen Jetta
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$18,995
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8.1
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.4L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
N/A
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: 23 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 30 MPG
Hwy: 41 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 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
15.5 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
1.4L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
150 hp @ 6200 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
140 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
N/A
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,707 lbs
2,833 lbs
2,895 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
31 MPG
26 MPG
34 MPG
City
27 MPG
23 MPG
30 MPG
Highway
37 MPG
33 MPG
41 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 Tons/yr
7.1 Tons/yr
5.2 Tons/yr
EPA rating
N/A
6
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
13.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
378 miles
303.6 miles
396 miles
Cruising Range Highway
518 miles
435.6 miles
541.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.7 in
177.6 in
185.1 in
Height
56.5 in
60.8 in
57.4 in
Max Width
70.9 in
68.1 in
70.8 in
Front Width
61.5 in
59.1 in
60.7 in
Rear Width
61.9 in
58.9 in
60.4 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
98.4 in
105.7 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
6.3 in
5.6 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
41.4 in
41.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.8 in
39.6 in
38.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.1 in
53.3 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53 in
51 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.7 in
35.8 in
37.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
37.6 in
37.2 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
52.8 in
54 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.1 in
42.6 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
15.5 ft³
14.1 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
34.8 ft
36.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
15" x 6"
15" x TBD
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6"
15" x TBD
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Independent
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65HR15
P195/65R15
P205/60HR16
Rear Tire
P195/65HR15
P195/65R15
P205/60HR16
Spare Tire
N/A
T125/70D16
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Clear White
  • Gravity Gray
N/A
  • Black Uni
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tornado Red

Optional Exterior Colors

Aurora Black
N/A
Habanero Orange Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Woven Cloth Seat Trim
  • Beige, Cloth seat trim
  • Storm Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
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 Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
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
Not Available
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
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
7 Years / 100,000 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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