The Forte starts with the LX trim level. It gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 156 horsepower mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic. Also included is a split-folding rear seat, air conditioning, 15-inch wheels, power mirrors, Bluetooth and a four-speaker audio system with USB input. The EX adds power windows and locks with remote keyless entry, trip computer and six-speaker audio system. The more premium SX adds a stronger 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 173 horsepower. It also includes 17-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension, sporty interior trim and paddle shifters. Optional features include keyless entry and start, navigation, backup camera and an Eco Package on the EX that adds styling and gearing tweaks to improve fuel economy.Read more »
The EX adds a raft of features aimed to make the Forte more comfortable. Those include power windows and locks with remote keyless entry, heated outside mirrors, six-speaker audio system, lighted vanity mirrors and outside temperature display. The Premium Package adds 16-inch alloy wheels and a power sunroof. The Technology Package adds the Premium Package, plus automatic transmission, touchscreen navigation system with traffic and weather, backup camera, automatic climate control, fog lights, LED running lamps and automatic headlamps. Finally, the ECO package improves the fuel economy with electric power steering, a special alternator and low-rolling resistance tires.
The LX is a basic sedan that includes more than a few features unexpected at this size and price. It starts off with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 156 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Fifteen-inch wheels are standard, as are power mirrors, auto-off headlamps, four-speaker audio system with USB input and SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth, cruise control, steering wheel mounted audio and phone controls, air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, height-adjustable driver's seat and a split-folding rear seat. Other than an optional six-speed automatic transmission, the LX has no options.
The SX is the performance-minded Forte. It has a more powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 173 horsepower, sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, front fog lights, LED lights, chrome exhaust tip, paddle shifters for the automatic transmission, sport cloth seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever and metal pedals. The Leather Package adds leather upholstery, auto-dimming rearview mirror and heated front seats. The Technology Package adds automatic transmission, touchscreen navigation system with traffic and weather, backup camera and automatic climate control.
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|Build & Price|
2012 Kia Forte$12,600 | 41,334 mi
2012 Kia Forte$13,999 | 30,255 mi
2012 Kia Forte$14,991 | 32,107 mi
2012 Kia Forte$14,995 | 31,253 mi
2012 Kia Forte$15,991 | 39,749 mi
2012 Kia Forte$16,991 | 13,895 mi
2012 Kia Forte Koup$17,199 | 10,996 mi
2011 Kia Forte$12,995 | 33,778 mi
2011 Kia Forte$12,995 | 34,583 mi
2011 Kia Forte Koup$13,990 | 20,236 mi
2011 Kia Forte Koup$14,900 | 28,287 mi
2011 Kia Forte Koup$14,995 | 27,043 mi
2011 Kia Forte$15,991 | 40,525 mi
2010 Kia Forte$10,966 | 76,573 mi
2010 Kia Forte$10,995 | 30,853 mi
2010 Kia Forte$11,888 | 57,656 mi
2010 Kia Forte$11,995 | 36,846 mi
2010 KIA FORTE$12,990 | 22,933 mi
2010 Kia Forte$12,991 | 36,662 mi
2010 Kia Forte$12,992 | 46,231 mi
2010 Kia Forte Koup$12,995 | 56,210 mi
2010 Kia Forte Koup$13,390 | 28,736 mi
2010 Kia Forte$13,991 | 38,363 mi
2010 Kia Forte$13,995 | 27,015 mi
2010 Kia Forte$14,400 | 29,220 mi
2010 Kia Forte Koup$14,495 | 29,292 mi
2010 Kia Forte Koup$14,995 | 26,349 mi
2010 Kia Forte Koup$15,995 | 28,044 mi
Stylish, well-priced and well-equipped with good fuel economy, but not as refined.
Fun to drive and offers lots of intriguing in-car technology features, but options can make it very expensive
Reliable and relatively inexpensive, but outdated in terms of features, powertrain refinement and fuel economy ratings
Wide selection of engines includes efficient diesel, lots or rear seat and trunk room, but styling is bland.