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2018 Kia Forte5
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2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed 3
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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.3L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
42.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.3L Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
263 hp @ 5500 rpm
228 hp @ 4700 rpm
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
280 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
N/A
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
N/A
3,281 lbs
3,133 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
28 MPG
21 MPG
26 MPG
City
25 MPG
18 MPG
23 MPG
Highway
34 MPG
25 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 Tons/yr
8.7 Tons/yr
6.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
15.9 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
330 miles
286.2 miles
303.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
448.8 miles
397.5 miles
396 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
171.3 in
177.6 in
168 in
Height
57.1 in
57.5 in
57.8 in
Max Width
70.1 in
69.7 in
70.8 in
Front Width
61.5 in
60.4 in
60.6 in
Rear Width
62 in
60 in
59.7 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
103.9 in
103.6 in
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
4.7 in
5.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
42 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.4 in
38.9 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.1 in
54.9 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.8 in
53.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.9 in
36.2 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.7 in
38 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.9 in
54 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.1 in
52.2 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
23.2 ft³
17 ft³
17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
42.8 ft³
53.7 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
36 ft
35.8 ft
Turning Diameter Wall to Wall
N/A
39.1 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
15" x 6"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65HR15
P225/40YR18
P225/40HR18
Rear Tire
P195/65HR15
P225/40YR18
P225/40HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
T125/70D17
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Clear White
  • Gravity Blue
  • Silky Silver
N/A
  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Snow White Pearl
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Woven Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black/Red, Leather & cloth seat trim
  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Optional
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
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Optional
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Standard
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
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

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
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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