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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.

Comparison to Prior Model

2014 Kia Forte 5d 2013 Kia Forte 5d
2014 Kia Forte 5d 2013 Kia Forte 5d
Price Range ($) $19,700 - $25,900 $18,300 - $23,350
Length (in) 171.3 170.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.3
Width (in) 70.1 69.9
Height (in) 57.1 57.5
Track (in) 60.8 61.3
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 344.2 348.6
Curb Weight (lbs.) 2912 2840-2944
Legroom Total (in.) 78.1 78.3
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.1 98.4
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 23.2 19.4
Driven Wheels
  • FWD
  • FWD
Engines
  • 1.6l I4 T (201-bhp)
  • 2.0l I4 (173-bhp)
  • 2.0l I4 (156-bhp)
  • 2.4l I4 (173-bhp)
Transmissions A6, M6 A6
City MPG 23-26
Highway MPG 32-36
Combined MPG 27-30
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