|Pricing||$16,895 - $22,945|
|Engines||2.0l I4, 2.4l I4|
|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.
The Forte line will grow to add a 5-door hatchback.
|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|