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What Changed

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.

Comparison to Prior Model

2014 Kia Forte 2013 Kia Forte
2014 Kia Forte 2013 Kia Forte
Price Range ($) $15,900 - $24,600 $15,400 - $22,850
Length (in) 179.5 178.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.3
Width (in) 70.1 69.9
Height (in) 56.5 57.5
Track (in) 61.5 61.3
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 360.9 363.7
Curb Weight (lbs.) 2736-2857 2729-2898
Legroom Total (in.) 78.1 78.3
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.1 97.5
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 14.9 14.7
Driven Wheels
  • FWD
  • FWD
Engines
  • 1.8l I4 (148-bhp)
  • 2.0l I4 (173-bhp)
  • 2.0l I4 (156-bhp)
  • 2.4l I4 (173-bhp)
Transmissions A6, M6 A6, M6
City MPG 24-25 23-26
Highway MPG 36-37 32-36
Combined MPG 29-30 27-30
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