2011 Kia Forte 5d

At a Glance

Pricing $16,895 - $22,945
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 22-25 (city), 31-34 (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. A 2.0L four cylinder powers most models. The SX performance models swaps the 2.0L four cylinder for a 2.4L engine increasing horsepower by 17-bhp. The SX also upgrades the tires and transmission. With a base price of around $15,000, the Forte undercuts most competitors in the premium segment.

What Changed:

The Forte line will grow to add a 5-door hatchback.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Forte 5d EX 2.0l I4 (156-bhp) M6 FWD 25/34/29 57 $16,895
Forte 5d EX 2.0l I4 (156-bhp) A6 FWD 25/34/29 57 $17,895
Forte 5d EX Technology 2.0l I4 (156-bhp) A6 FWD 25/34/29 57 $19,445
Forte 5d SX 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) M6 FWD 22/32/26 62 $18,395
Forte 5d SX 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) A6 FWD 23/31/27 59 $19,395
Forte 5d SX Leather 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) M6 FWD 22/32/26 62 $20,145
Forte 5d SX Leather 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) A6 FWD 23/31/27 59 $21,145
Forte 5d SX Leather, Technology 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) A6 FWD 23/31/27 59 $22,945