Kia Forte LX (2014)
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Kia Forte LX (2014) review: 27 facts and highlights

1. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
178Nm
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm

2. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
11.3l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 1.87l/100 km

3. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
7.8l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
148hp
Opel VXR8 GTS (2014): 585hp

5. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
422l
Tesla Model S 70 (2016): 894l

6. height

1.44m
Audi S4 Premium Plus (2014): 1.41m

7. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
993mm
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.08m

8. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (2017): 2

9. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Kia Forte LX (2014)
83% have it

10. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.7m
Rolls-Royce Phantom (2014): 3.57m

11. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
6
Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC Sedan (2014): 11

12. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
10.6m
Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014): 10m

13. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
16
Rolls-Royce Ghost II (2014): 48

14. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
50l
Toyota Mirai (2017): 122.4l

15. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
9.7l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 2.06l/100 km

16. more headroom (rear)

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.
947mm
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.05m

17. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Kia Forte LX (2014)
91% have it

18. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Kia Forte LX (2014)
90% have it

19. larger interior

A larger interior volume makes for a more comfortable driving experience, giving more space for you and your passengers.
2724l
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015): 3766l

20. width

1.78m
Nissan Versa Sedan S (2015): 1.69m

21. larger engine size

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
1.8l
Rolls-Royce Phantom (2014): 6.7l

22. lower ground clearance

The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.
140mm
Dodge Dart SE (2014): 112mm

23. Has front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Kia Forte LX (2014)
45% have it

24. Has height-adjustable seat belts

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
Kia Forte LX (2014)
47% have it

25. weight

1.32t
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.85kg

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