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2014 Kia Forte 5d

At a Glance

Pricing $19,700 - $25,900
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.6l I4 T, 2.0l I4
Transmissions A6, M6

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 63

Overview Information

The Forte is Kia's 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. A 2.0L four cylinder powers most models. The SX performance models swaps the 2.0L four cylinder for a turbocharged 1.6L engine increasing horsepower by 28-bhp. The SX also upgrades the tires and transmission. The 5-door model replaces the trunk of the sedan and coupe with a vertical hatch providing access to over 23 cubic feet of storage with the rear seats up.

What Changed:

The Kia Forte is all-new for 2013. The new model wears sleeker styling on a body that is slightly longer and wider than before. The wheelbase has grown by two inches. Two four-cylinder powertrains are offered both are paired with six-speed transmissions. The base EX model equips a 2.0l four-cylinder that makes the same 173-bhp as the prior model's 2.4l engine. The sportier SX model equips a more powerful 1.6l turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 201-bhp.

Official Word:

Kia Motors America (KMA) ignited the 2013 Chicago Auto Show when the all-new, ultra-hot Forte 5-door rolled on-stage today. The all-new Forte 5-door SX's eye-catching European-inspired hatchback design is complimented by an all-new 1.6-liter gasoline direct-injected (GDI) turbocharged four-cylinder engine putting out 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, making the all-new Forte 5-door SX the most powerful Forte from KMA to date. The Forte 5-door is expected to go on sale in the third quarter...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Forte 5d EX 2.0l I4 (173-bhp) A6 FWD 56 $19,700
Forte 5d EX Premium 2.0l I4 (173-bhp) A6 FWD 56 $22,300
Forte 5d EX Tech 2.0l I4 (173-bhp) A6 FWD 56 $24,300
Forte 5d SX 1.6l I4 T (201-bhp) M6 FWD 63 $20,900
Forte 5d SX 1.6l I4 T (201-bhp) A6 FWD 63 $21,900
Forte 5d SX Premium 1.6l I4 T (201-bhp) M6 FWD 63 $23,100
Forte 5d SX Premium 1.6l I4 T (201-bhp) A6 FWD 63 $24,100
Forte 5d SX Tech 1.6l I4 T (201-bhp) M6 FWD 63 $24,900
Forte 5d SX Tech 1.6l I4 T (201-bhp) A6 FWD 63 $25,900