I would say it's probably because of the gearing. At the end of the day it's a combination of horsepower, torque, weight, and gear ratios.
This.Take a physics class. Please.
Uhhhh, what?2.4 due to gearing, thats one of the reasons there isn't that big of a difference between the 2.0 and 2.4 output
kinf of like the sti 6 speed v wrx 5 speedUhhhh, what?
I would be interested in this as well. After all, since the 2.4 engine yields extra horsepower that doesn't add much to speed, id be interested in seeing if at least the car maintains real driving fuel economy comparable to other cars with similar engines. Right now, I get about 26 combined mpg, which is OK by me.My question is: How does our Fortes compare to these similar engines in fuel economy? Do we get the so called "Happy Medium" in fuel economy vs performance?
I understand that gearing affects the speed of a car, especially 0-60 times where a 6 speed usually has one more shift than a 5 speed.kinf of like the sti 6 speed v wrx 5 speed
different gearing, different accel thru gears and such
someone on here posted that his wife's 5 speed auto beat his 6 speed manual, both sx's, 5 speed was sedan
5 or 6 speed manual?Two videos showing the 0-60 speed
Manual YouTube - 2010 Kia Forte Koup 0-60 Run
Automatic YouTube - 2010 Kia Forte SX 2.4L 0-60
Both look a lot closer to the mid 7's to 8 sec if you ask me. I had a Cobalt LS before this, with 0-60 around 8.5 sec maybe more, and I can tell you after driving that and driving the Koup, the Koup is definitely faster, by how much, I can't say, I am still in the 'break-in' period and I don't feel like beating on my car
First you gotta know what you're talking about.Ok! Why is the 2.4L Koup achieving 174 horsepower, while the 2.0 Si gets 190 with a Cold air intake standard?
And ive heard of old saturns able to get a 0-60 time of ~8.4 seconds (like our Kia) with 20 less HP.
Chevy cobalt LT... not the SS version :
YouTube - Cobalt stock 2.2L - 8 sec. - 0-60 MPH
thats a 2.2.
A basic VW golf has 170 hp with a 2.5 and according to their website - 0-60 in 7.8 seconds.
The Corolla XRS in 2009 has a 2.4L and 160~ horsepower... and does the 0-60 in 7.8.
2009 Toyota Corolla XRS - Quick Test - Motor Trend
Now dont get me wrong, I love my car. But seriously, what the [email protected]#$.