At a Glance
|Pricing||$15,900 - $24,600|
|Engines||1.8l I4, 2.0l I4|
|Fuel Economy||24-25 (city), 36-37 (highway)|
The Forte is Kia's latest line of compact cars. The FWD Forte is larger than the top-selling Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla and includes three body styles: a sedan, a five-door hatchback, and a coupe. Restyled for 2014, the Forte sedan offers a choice of LX and EX trim levels. The base LX model is powered by a 1.8l four-cylinder engine. Although the base model omits a couple of common features like cruise control and alloy wheels, it does have four-wheel disc brakes which is unusual on the entry-level model of many competitive offerings. The higher-trim level EX model includes more powerful 2.0l engine and additional features.
The Kia Forte is all-new for 2013. The new model wears sleeker styling on a body that is about an inch wider and longer than before. The wheelbase has grown by two inches. Two four-cylinder powertrains are offered both are paired with six-speed transmissions. The base LX model equips a 1.8l engine rated at 148-bhp, whereas EX models equip a 2.0l four-cylinder that makes the same 173-bhp as the prior model's 2.4l engine.
Pulling the silk off the all-new 2014 Forte sedan today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, Kia Motors America (KMA) revealed a stunning European design-inspired sedan that makes it clear the Korean auto manufacturer has another winner in its line-up of sought-after cars and CUVs. Sitting on an all-new chassis that is longer, wider and lower than the previous-generation Forte, the all-new third-generation Forte will offer more room, more performance and more premium amenities when...Read.
|Forte LX||1.8l I4 (148-bhp)||M6||FWD||25/37/30||56||$15,900|
|Forte LX||1.8l I4 (148-bhp)||A6||FWD||25/36/30||54||$17,400|
|Forte LX Popular||1.8l I4 (148-bhp)||A6||FWD||25/36/30||57||$18,300|
|Forte EX||2.0l I4 (173-bhp)||A6||FWD||24/36/29||61||$19,400|
|Forte EX Premium||2.0l I4 (173-bhp)||A6||FWD||24/36/29||64||$22,300|
|Forte EX Technology||2.0l I4 (173-bhp)||A6||FWD||24/36/29||64||$24,600|