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Here's how the 2012 Jeep Compass and the 2012 Kia Forte measure up.
FWD 4dr Sport
$19,295
Starting MSRP
4dr Sdn Man LX
$15,200
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

158.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

172.0-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

156.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
24 29 -
Size
173.4" length, 65.2" height 178.3" length, 57.5" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Dark Slate Gray / Light Pebble Beige Interior

Dark Slate Gray

Stone

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Transmissions

Transmissions

CVT Transmission

M/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

5-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Compact Cars -

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel -
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in N/A -
Front Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 in 15 x 5.5 in -
Rear Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 in 15 x 5.5 in -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
N/A N/A -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 550 -

Engine

Displacement
2.0/122 2.0L/122 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000 144 @ 4300 -
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400 156 @ 6200 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG 29 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG 25 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG 34 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
312.80 mi 342.50 mi -
Cruising Range - Hwy
394.40 mi 465.80 mi -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
N/A w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
N/A w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut -

Brakes

Brake Type
pwr Pwr -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x 1.0 in 11.0 x -TBD- in -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x 0.4 in 10.3 x -TBD- in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.6 gal 13.7 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.89 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 14.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.6 ft 33.9 ft -

Tires

Spare Tire Size
Compact N/A -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P195/65R15 -
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P195/65R15 -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs N/A -
Maximum Trailering Capacity
N/A - -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3082 lbs 2729 lbs -
Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs - -
Curb Weight
N/A - -
Curb Weight - Rear
N/A - -
Maximum Payload Capacity
N/A - -
Curb Weight - Front
N/A - -

Dimensions

Passenger Volume
101.3 ft³ 96.8 ft³ -
Track Width, Rear
59.8 in 61.6 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Front Hip Room
52.3 in 53.0 in -
Front Shoulder Room
54.6 in 55.7 in -
Second Shoulder Room
54.0 in 54.7 in -
Track Width, Front
59.8 in 61.3 in -
Wheelbase
103.7 in 104.3 in -
Second Leg Room
39.4 in 35.0 in -
Min Ground Clearance
N/A 5.9 in -
Front Leg Room
40.6 in 43.3 in -
Height, Overall
65.2 in 57.5 in -
Liftover Height
30.5 in N/A -
Trunk Volume
- 14.7 ft³ -
Length, Overall
173.4 in 178.3 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.3 in 69.9 in -
Second Hip Room
51.0 in 53.3 in -
Front Head Room
40.7 in 40.0 in -
Second Head Room
39.9 in 37.6 in -
Rear Door Opening Height
26.7 in - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
53.6 ft³ - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
N/A - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
N/A - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height
N/A - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
22.7 ft³ - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
38.0 in - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3
N/A - -
Rear Door Opening Width
45.3 in - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
N/A - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
N/A - -

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