Specs

Research 2018 Kia Forte specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

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Brakes

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3

Engine

Fuel System MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 147 @ 6200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 132 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in) 62
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1
Length, Overall (in) 179.5
Wheelbase (in) 106.3

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2
Passenger Capacity 5

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34

Steering

Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8

Summary

Vehicle Name Kia Forte
Body Style Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut

Tires

Front Tire Size P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15

Transmission

Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 6
Trans Order Code
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98

Vehicle

EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material