2014 Kia Forte

At a Glance

Pricing $15,890 - $25,390
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.8l I4, 2.0l I4
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 24-25 (city), 36-37 (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. Restyled for 2014, the Forte sedan offers a choice of LX and EX trim levels. The base LX model is powered by a 1.8l four-cylinder engine. Although the base model omits a couple of common features like cruise control and alloy wheels, it does have four-wheel disc brakes which is unusual on the entry-level model of many competitive offerings. The higher-trim level EX model includes more powerful 2.0l engine and additional features.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI MSRP
Forte LX 1.8l I4 (148-bhp) M6 FWD 25 / 37 / 30 56 $15,890
Forte LX 1.8l I4 (148-bhp) A6 FWD 25 / 36 / 30 54 $15,890
Forte LX Popular 1.8l I4 (148-bhp) A6 FWD 25 / 36 / 30 54 $16,790
Forte EX 2.0l I4 (173-bhp) A6 FWD 24 / 36 / 29 61 $19,390
Forte EX Premium 2.0l I4 (173-bhp) A6 FWD 24 / 36 / 29 64 $22,990
Forte EX Technology 2.0l I4 (173-bhp) A6 FWD 24 / 36 / 29 64 $25,390