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2013 Kia Forte

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Model
Forte
Year
2013
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2013 LX 4dr Sedan
most popular
Price:   -  From $15,400
2013 EX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $17,800
2013 EX 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $18,300
2013 SX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $19,300
2013 SX 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $19,800

Overview

The Hyundai Elantra has more exciting styling and gets the same fuel economy on all trim levels, but its engine isn't as strong at the SX's and can be noisy at speed. The Ford Focus has better in-car technology and is better to drive, but can be very expensive. The Toyota Corolla is inexpensive and reliable, but is less refined and doesn't get good fuel economy for the class. The Volkswagen Jetta offers lots of engine options, including an efficient turbodiesel, and has more rear seat room, but has an cheap interior on some trim levels.

While the Forte doesn't particularly stand out in any area, it's a competent car that will please buyers who want something comfortable and efficient for a good price. The SX model adds a dose of performance that some cars in this category lack and there's a long list of advanced optional features that should interest those who want phone and audio capabilities. Especially for budget-minded consumers, the Forte is worth a look.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.0L I-4 / 156 HP / 144 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.0L I-4 / 154 HP / 139 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 34 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.0L I-4 / 156 HP / 144 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.0L I-4 / 154 HP / 139 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 34 / 29 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.7 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$52
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
97 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
178.3 "
Exterior Width
69.9 "
Exterior Height
57.5 "
Front Headroom
40.0 "
Rear Headroom
37.6 "
Front Legroom
43.3 "
Rear Legroom
35.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,729 Lbs. / 2,791 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
16.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
15.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Wing
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Sirius Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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