2014 Forte

2014 Forte
2014 Kia Forte Specifications
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Engine
Type/layout 1.8L Multi-Point Injection (MPI) 2.0L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Horsepower 148 hp @ 6500 rpm 173 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque 131 lb. ft. @ 4700 rpm 154 lb. ft. @ 4700 rpm
Valve System DOHC D-CVVT 16V/V DOHC D-CVVT 16V/V
Displacement (cc) 1,797 cc 1,999 cc
Bore x stroke (mm) 81 x 87.2 81 x 97
Compression ratio 10.3:1 11.5:1
Fuel System MPI (Multi Point Injection) GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)
Fuel tank capacity (gal.) 13.2 13.2
 
Drivetrain
Transmission Gear Ratios: 6-speed manual transmission - -
First 3.308 -
Second 1.962 -
Third 1.257 -
Fourth 0.976 -
Fifth 0.778 -
Sixth 0.633 -
Reverse 3.583 -
Final drive ratio 4.333 -
Transmission Gear Ratios: 6-speed automatic transmission - -
First 4.4 4.212
Second 2.726 2.637
Third 1.834 1.8
Fourth 1.392 1.386
Fifth 1 1
Sixth 0.774 0.772
Reverse 3.44 3.385
Final drive ratio 3.065 3.064
Layout/drive Front engine/FWD Front engine/FWD
 
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.) 106.3 106.3
Length (in.) 179.5 179.5
Width (in.) 70.1 70.1
Height (in.) 56.5 56.5
Track (in.), front/rear 61.5/62.0 (15" wheel), 61.1/61.7 (16" wheel) 61.1/61.7 (16" wheel), 61.3/61.8 (17" wheel)
Min. ground clearance (in) 5.5 5.5
 
Interior Dimensions
Seating capacity 5 passenger 5 passenger
Head room, front/rear (in.) 39.1 / 37.3 39.1 / 37.3
Leg room, front/rear (in.) 42.2 / 35.9 42.2 / 35.9
Shoulder room, front/rear (in.) 56.1 / 54.9 56.1 / 54.9
Passenger volume (cu. ft.) 96.2 96.2
Trunk capacity (cu. ft.) 14.9 14.9
Airbags 6 6
 
Chassis/Suspension
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive Front engine, front-wheel drive
Body type Steel unibody Steel unibody
Front suspension Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, monotube shocks, stabilizer bar Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, monotube shocks, stabilizer bar
Rear suspension Torsion beam, coil springs, monotube shocks Torsion beam, coil springs, monotube shocks
Steering type Rack and pinion, hydraulic, power-assisted Rack and pinion, hydraulic, power-assisted
Turns, lock-to-lock 2.96 2.96
Turning circle, curb-to-curb 33.9 ft. 33.9 ft.
Front Strut type, coil spring Strut type, coil spring
Rear Torsion beam, coil spring Torsion beam, coil spring
Construction Unibody Unibody
 
Steering
Assist Electric motor Electric motor
Turns, lock-to-lock 2.96 2.96
Turning circle (ft.) 34.8 34.8
Steering ratio 14.5:1 14.5:1
 
Brakes
Type front/rear Vented disc / solid disc Vented disc / solid disc
Size (in.) front/rear 11.0 / 10.3 11.0 / 10.3
 
Wheels/Tires
Type P195/65R15, P205/55R16 (Optional) P205/55R16, P215/45R17 (Optional)
Wheel size (in.) 15 x 6.0, 16 x 6.5 (Optional) 16 x 6.5, 17 x 7.0 (Optional)
Tire size 195/65R15, 205/55R16 (Optional) 205/55R16, 215/45R17 (Optional)
Tire make/model Kumho / Nexen Kumho / Nexen, Hankook / Nexen (Optional)
 
Curb Weight
6-speed manual 2,868 lbs. -
Automatic transmission 2,914 lbs. 2,959 lbs.
 
Estimated Fuel Economy
Manual transmission, city/highway/combined (mpg) 25/37/29 -
Automatic transmission, city/highway/combined (mpg) 25/36/29 24/36/28