At a Glance
|Pricing||$13,695 - $19,495|
|Engines||2.0l I4, 2.4l I4|
|Transmissions||A4, A5, M5, M6|
|Fuel Economy||22-27 (city), 31-36 (highway)|
The Kia Forte is a new compact sedan that replaces the Spectra in Kia's lineup. Kia chose to change the name of the model to make a sharp break with the previous model. The Forte has sharper styling and a more upscale appearance than the Spectra. The FWD Forte is larger than the top-selling Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. A 2.0L four cylinder powers most models with a fuel economy rating of up to 27 city/36 hwy. An SX performance model swaps the 2.0L four cylinder for a 2.5L engine increasing horsepower by 17-bhp. The SX also upgrades the tires and transmission. With a base price of around $14,000, the Forte undercuts most competitors in the premium segment.
Kia has a new front-wheel-drive compact car for 2010. The Forte replaces the long-runing Spectra. The Forte sedan debuts with three trim levels: LX, EX and SX. A 2.0L four-cylinder engine is standard on LX and EX models, whereas the SX model equips a larger 2.4L engine. The Forte is offered in sedan and coupe bodies.
Following the successful launch of the all-new, widely acclaimed 2010 Kia Soul urban passenger vehicle in Miami earlier this year, Kia Motors America (KMA) today launched the all-new 2010 Kia Forte compact sedan in Seattle. The Emerald City, known for its innovation and creativity, provides the perfect backdrop for Forte, a true pioneering player in its segment. On sale in North America early this summer, Forte is the first of its kind to offer consumers an...Read.
|Forte LX||2.0l I4 (156-bhp)||M5||FWD||25/34/29||56||$13,695|
|Forte LX||2.0l I4 (156-bhp)||A4||FWD||25/34/29||54||$14,695|
|Forte EX||2.0l I4 (156-bhp)||M5||FWD||25/34/29||56||$15,995|
|Forte EX Premium||2.0l I4 (156-bhp)||M5||FWD||25/34/29||56||$16,895|
|Forte EX||2.0l I4 (156-bhp)||A4||FWD||25/34/29||54||$16,995|
|Forte EX Fuel Economy Package||2.0l I4 (156-bhp)||A5||FWD||27/36/31||56||$17,595|
|Forte EX Premium||2.0l I4 (156-bhp)||A4||FWD||25/34/29||54||$17,895|
|Forte EX Premium + Leather||2.0l I4 (156-bhp)||A4||FWD||25/34/29||54||$18,895|
|Forte SX||2.4l I4 (173-bhp)||M6||FWD||22/32/26||64||$17,495|
|Forte SX||2.4l I4 (173-bhp)||A5||FWD||23/31/27||64||$18,495|
|Forte SX Leather||2.4l I4 (173-bhp)||M6||FWD||22/32/26||64||$18,495|
|Forte SX Leather||2.4l I4 (173-bhp)||A5||FWD||23/31/27||64||$19,495|