|Pricing||$19,700 - $25,900|
|Engines||1.6l I4 T, 2.0l I4|
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.
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.
|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|