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2015 Kia Forte

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Model
Forte
Year
2015
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2015 LX 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $15,890
2015 EX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $19,390
2015 EX 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $19,690
2015 SX 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $20,890

Overview

As far as compact sedans go, the Kia Forte offers a healthy amount of standard features while sticking near the bottom of the class in terms of price. You also get sharp styling that effectively disguises the Forte's economy mission.

What's New for 2015

Aside from a few trim revisions, the Forte continues unchanged.

Kia Forte

Choosing Your Kia Forte

The standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine generates 148 horsepower and comes with your choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. For more robust performance, Kia offers a 2-liter four-cylinder with 173 horsepower, which comes only with the automatic.

The Forte's engine is determined by the trim level:

Kia Forte

LX

Carries the 1.8-liter and standard equipment like heated mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio, a split-folding rear seat, and a four-speaker sound system with satellite radio and a USB interface. A necessary addition for most buyers is the Popular package, which includes keyless entry, cruise control, two extra speakers and an upgraded interior. Kia's Uvo eServices infotainment system is available in a bundle that includes a rearview camera and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Kia Forte

EX

Gets the 2-liter engine and the LX's Popular package as standard, plus adjustable steering assist, foglights, LED running lights, power-folding mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a chilled glovebox. The Uvo system bundle continues as an option, except with 17-inch wheels. The Premium package transforms Forte EX into a little luxury car with heated leather seats (front and rear), a ventilated power driver seat, a heated steering wheel, a sunroof, keyless ignition and illuminated door handles. On top of all that, you can add the Technology package, which includes a navigation system, HD radio, additional Uvo features, xenon headlights and LED taillights.

CarsDirect Tip

The LX really excels when it comes to features for the money, but your access to options is limited. If you want a compact for its size rather than its frugality, you'll probably feel more at home with the EX.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.8L I-4 / 145 HP / 130 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 6-spd Sportmatic w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 37 / 30 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.8L I-4 / 145 HP / 130 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 37 / 30 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$50
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
96 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
179.5 "
Exterior Width
70.1 "
Exterior Height
56.3 "
Front Headroom
39.1 "
Rear Headroom
37.3 "
Front Legroom
42.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,804 Lbs. / 2,844 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
15.0 " Steel / 16.0 " Silver Aluminum / 15.0 " Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
4 / 6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

Used 2015 Kia Forte for Sale

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LX
Color: Silver
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$7,995

Mileage

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Mileage

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Color: Black
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Mileage

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EX
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$11,995

Mileage

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