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Kia Forte5 SX (2015)

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Kia Forte5 SX (2015) review: 36 facts and highlights

Kia Forte5 SX (2015)
Kia Forte5 SX (2015)
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Why is Kia Forte5 SX (2015) better than the average?

  • higher maximum torque
    264Nmvs172.96Nm
  • greater cargo volume
    657lvs380.6l
  • longer wheelbase
    2.7mvs2.54m
  • larger fuel tank
    50lvs47.25l
  • more cylinders
    4vs3.77
  • more valves
    16vs15.03
  • Height
    1.45mvs1.5m
  • more headroom (front)
    1mvs983.46mm

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has front-wheel drive
Kia Forte5 SX (2015)

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.

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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4.2m

3.Has fully independent suspension
Kia Forte5 SX (2015)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

4. higher Euro NCAP rating

5

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

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6

5.Has air suspension
Kia Forte5 SX (2015)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

6.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Kia Forte5 SX (2015)

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.

Dimensions

1. shorter length

4.35m

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2.34m

2. greater cargo volume

657l

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

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1068l

3. 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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3.07m

4.weight

1.42t

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1.69kg

5. lower ground clearance

140mm

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.

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66mm

6.width

1.78m

Best

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1m

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

11.2l/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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0l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (combined)

9.8l/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.

Best

Peugeot 301 Berline (2014)

0l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

264Nm

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.

Best

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014)

400Nm

4. better fuel economy (highway)

8.1l/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.

Best

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0l/100 km

5.Has a turbocharged engine
Kia Forte5 SX (2015)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

6. larger fuel tank

50l

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

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73l

Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Kia Forte5 SX (2015)

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

2.Has a rear-view camera
Kia Forte5 SX (2015)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

3.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Kia Forte5 SX (2015)

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

4. 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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5.USB ports

1

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

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2

6.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Kia Forte5 SX (2015)

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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