2017 Kia Forte5 SX Turbo DCT Automatic Tested: Not as Fun as the Stick Shift

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VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback

PRICE AS TESTED: $28,420 (base price: $24,695)

ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 97 cu in, 1591 cc
Power: 201 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 195 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 171.3 in
Width: 70.1 in Height: 57.1 in
Passenger volume: 98 cu ft
Cargo volume: 23 cu ft
Curb weight: 3076 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 6.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 17.9 sec
Zero to 120 mph: 31.3 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 7.1 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.5 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 4.7 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 15.3 sec @ 93 mph
Top speed (drag limited, C/D est): 140 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 176 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.85 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY:
Observed: 28 mpg
75-mph highway driving: 35 mpg
Highway range: 460 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY:
Combined/city/highway: 27/25/30 mpg


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