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Kia Forte LX (2014)

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

Kia Forte LX (2014)
Kia Forte LX (2014)
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Why is Kia Forte LX (2014) better than the average?

  • better fuel economy (city)
    11.3l/100 kmvs12.33l/100 km
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    7.8l/100 kmvs8.28l/100 km
  • more headroom (front)
    993mmvs989.43mm
  • better fuel economy (combined)
    9.7l/100 kmvs9.84l/100 km
  • Height
    1.44mvs1.47m
  • smaller turn radius
    10.6mvs11.37m
  • lower ground clearance
    140mmvs141.73mm
  • shorter length
    4.56mvs4.86m

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Kia Forte LX (2014)

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.

2. smaller turn radius

10.6m

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.

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3.Has front-wheel drive
Kia Forte LX (2014)

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.

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

422l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2. more headroom (front)

993mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.08m

3.height

1.44m

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4. more headroom (rear)

947mm

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.

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1.05m

5. longer wheelbase

2.7m

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).

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6. shorter length

4.56m

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Engine

1. higher maximum torque

178Nm

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.

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2. better fuel economy (city)

11.3l/100 km

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.

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3. better fuel economy (highway)

7.8l/100 km

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.

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2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

148hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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5. more valves

16

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

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6. larger fuel tank

50l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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Features

1.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2.Has Bluetooth
Kia Forte LX (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3. more airbags

6

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.

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4.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Kia Forte LX (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

5.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Kia Forte LX (2014)

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.

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