3/4 Front Glamour 2012 Kia Forte

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Expert's Rating

4.5Excellent

MPG 25 City / 34 Highway
Pros
  • Good power for four-cylinder
  • Excellent warranty
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Attractive styling
Cons
  • Entry level interior quality
  • Transmission lacks refinement

Introduction

The Forte is available in sedan or hatchback body styles. Both feature Kia's distinctive family grille. The Forte is available in three trims; LX (sedan only), EX and SX. The LX and EX trims feature a 156-hp 2.0L four-cylinder and a six-speed manual (standard on LX), or a six-speed automatic transmission (available on LX / standard on EX). The SX features a 173-hp 2.4L four-cylinder and a standard six-speed automatic. The Forte comes nicely equipped with standard items such as; traction control, stability control, side and side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, Bluetooth and a tire pressure monitoring system. Automatic climate control, leather seats, power sunroof, heated seats and a trip computer are all available depending on trim. The EX trims receive a standard telescoping steering wheel for 2012. The standard EX hatchback transmission is now a six-speed automatic.

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