2016 Forte
2016 Kia Forte Specifications
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Engine
Type/layout 1.8L 4-Cylinder Multi-Point Injection (MPI) 2.0L 4-Cylinder Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Horsepower 145 hp @ 6500 rpm (ULEV-II/SULEV) 173 hp @ 6,500 rpm (ULEV-II) / 166 hp @ 6,500 rpm (SULEV)
Torque 130 lb.-ft @ 4,700 rpm (ULEV/SULEV) 154 lb.-ft @ 4,700 (ULEV-II) / 148 lb-ft @ 4,700 (SULEV)
Engine material Aluminum block and head Aluminum block and head
Valve System DOHC D-CVVT 16V/V DOHC D-CVVT 16V/V
Displacement (cc) 1,797 cc 1,999 cc
Bore x stroke (mm) 81.0 x 87.2 81.0 x 97.0
Compression ratio 10.3:1 11.5:1
Fuel System MPI (Multi Point Injection) GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)
Fuel Requirement Regular unleaded (87 Octane or higher) Regular unleaded (87 Octane or higher)
Cooling System Water cooled circulation, centrifugal Water cooled circulation, centrifugal
Emission Control System Gasoline Unleaded Fuel, SULEV/ULEV-II : WCC+UCC(MPI) Gasoline Unleaded Fuel, SULEV : WCC+UCC(GDI), ULEV-II : CCC(GDI)
Lubrication System Mechanical gear type oil pump Mechanical gear type oil pump
Fuel tank capacity (gal.) 13.2 gallons 13.2 gallons
Electrical System
Battery (AH) 60AH / 70AH AGM (with ISG) 68AH
Alternator 90A 90A
Starter 1.2 KW/ 1.4 KW (with ISG) 1.2 KW
Drivetrain
Transmission Gear Ratios: 6-speed manual transmission - -
First 3.308:1 -
Second 1.962:1 -
Third 1.257:1 -
Fourth 0.976:1 -
Fifth 0.778:1 -
Sixth 0.633:1 -
Reverse 3.583:1 -
Final gear ratio 4.333:1 -
Transmission Gear Ratios: 6-speed automatic transmission - -
First 4.400:1 4.212:1
Second 2.726:1 2.637:1
Third 1.834:1 1.800:1
Fourth 1.392:1 1.386:1
Fifth 1.000:1 1.000:1
Sixth 0.774:1 0.772:1
Reverse 3.440:1 3.385:1
Final gear ratio 2.937:1 3.064:1
Layout/drive Front engine/FWD Front engine/FWD
Exterior Dimensions
Length (in.) 179.5 in. 179.5 in.
Width (in.) 70.1 in. 70.1 in.
Height (in.) 56.3 in. 56.3 in.
Wheelbase (in.) 106.3 in. 106.3 in.
Track, front/rear (in.) 61.5 in./62.0 in. (15" wheel) / 61.1 in./61.6 in. (16" wheel) 61.3 in./61.8 in.
Overhang, front/rear (in.) 34.6 in./38.6 in. 34.6 in./38.6 in.
Min. ground clearance (in.) 5.3 in. 5.3 in.
Approach Angle (degree) 15.2 15.2
Departure Angle (degree) 20.4 20.4
Interior Dimensions
Seating capacity 5 passenger 5 passenger
Length (in.) 76.0 in. 76.0 in.
Width (in.) 59.4 in. 59.4 in.
Height (in.) 47.2 in. 47.2 in.
Head room, front/rear (in.) 39.1 in./ 37.3 in. 39.1 in./ 37.3 in.
Leg room, front/rear (in.) 42.2 in./ 35.9 in. 42.2 in./ 35.9 in.
Shoulder room, front/rear (in.) 56.1 in./ 54.9 in. 56.1 in./ 54.9 in.
Hip room, front/rear (in.) 53.8 in./ 53.1 in. 53.8 in./ 53.1 in.
Interior Luggage capacity, without sunroof (cu. ft.) 96.2 cu. ft. 96.2 cu. ft.
Interior Luggage capacity, with sunroof (cu. ft.) - 95.0 cu. ft.
Cargo capacity (cu. ft.) 14.9 cu. ft. 14.9 cu. ft.
Chassis/Suspension
Front McPherson Strut type McPherson Strut type
Rear Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA)
Shock Absorber Type Monotube (Mando) Monotube (Mando)
Construction Unibody Unibody
Steering
Type / Power source Rack and Pinion / Electric motor Rack and Pinion / Electric motor
Turns, lock-to-lock 2.96 2.96
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft.) 34.8 34.8
Steering ratio 15.7:1 15.7:1
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
Wheel size (in.) 6.0J×15 (Steel) / 6.5J×16 (Alloy) 7.0J×17 (Alloy)
Tire size P195/65R15 / P205/55R16 (OPT) P215/45R17
Spare Tire Tire Mending Kit (TMK) Tire Mending Kit (TMK)
Curb Weight
Manual transmission (min/max) 2804/2937 -
Automatic transmission (min/max) 2844/2983 2906/3030
GVWR
6-speed manual transmission 3,836 -
Automatic transmission (lbs.) 3,880 3,902
Estimated Fuel Economy
Manual transmission, city/highway/combined (mpg) 25 / 37 / 30 -
IVT Automatic Transmission (est) 26 / 39 / 31 24 / 35 / 28
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