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Engines & Power

Forte LX

Golf 2.5L 2-Door

Mazda3 i SV MT 4-Door

Standard Engine 2.0L 156 hp I4 2.5L 170 hp I5 2.0L 155 hp I4
Horsepower 156 @ 6200 RPM 170 @ 5700 RPM 155 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 144 @ 4300 RPM 177 @ 4250 RPM 150 @ 4000 RPM
Valves/Valve Configuration 16/DOHC 20/DOHC 16/DOHC
Displacement (cc) 1998 2480 1997
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.39 X 3.39 3.25 X 3.64 3.29 X 3.59
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.5:1 13.0:1
Fuel Type/System Gasoline/MPFI Gasoline/SEFI Gasoline/DI
Turbocharger No No No
Supercharger No No No

Transmissions

Forte LX

Golf 2.5L 2-Door

Mazda3 i SV MT 4-Door

Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual Overdrive 5-Speed Manual Overdrive 6-Speed Manual Overdrive

Payload & Towing

Forte LX

Golf 2.5L 2-Door

Mazda3 i SV MT 4-Door

Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.80 93.00 96.30
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 14.70 15.10 12.40
Standard Towing (lb.) No data No data No data
Max Towing (lb.) No data No data No data
Standard Payload (lb.) No data 1089 No data
Max Payload (lb.) No data 1089 No data
Standard GVWR (lb.) No data 4234 No data
Max GVWR (lb.) No data 4234 No data

Braking & Traction

Forte LX

Golf 2.5L 2-Door

Mazda3 i SV MT 4-Door

4 Wheel Drive/All Wheel Drive N/A N/A N/A
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Automatic Load-Leveling N/A N/A N/A
Electronic Brake Assistance Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Locking Differential N/A N/A N/A
Traction Control Std. Std. Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.
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