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2013 Kia Forte

At a Glance

Pricing $15,400 - $22,850
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 23-26 (city), 32-36 (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 $16,000, the Forte undercuts most competitors in the premium segment.

What Changed:

Higher trim levels receive LED daytime running lights.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Forte LX 2.0l I4 (156-bhp) M6 FWD 25/34/29 56 $15,400
Forte LX 2.0l I4 (156-bhp) A6 FWD 26/36/30 56 $16,400
Forte EX 2.0l I4 (156-bhp) A6 FWD 26/36/30 56 $17,800
Forte EX Fuel Economy 2.0l I4 (156-bhp) A6 FWD 26/36/30 56 $18,100
Forte EX Premium 2.0l I4 (156-bhp) A6 FWD 26/36/30 59 $18,750
Forte EX Technology 2.0l I4 (156-bhp) A6 FWD 26/36/30 59 $20,650
Forte SX 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) A6 FWD 23/32/27 64 $19,300
Forte SX Leather 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) A6 FWD 23/32/27 64 $21,050
Forte SX Leather, Technology 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) A6 FWD 23/32/27 64 $22,850