2010 Kia Forte Koup  -  $17,290


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,290
Base Invoice: $16,505
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe Man EX
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 28 | City: 25 | Hwy: 34
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Man EX
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.0L DOHC MPI CVVT I4 engine

Pros

Attractive design inside and out; good ride and handling; respectable fuel-efficiency; standard tech-savvy features


Model Highlights

The Koup is offered in two different trims, EX and SX. The EX is powered by a 156-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, while the SX gets a 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four. Both engines get continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) to help optimize performance and fuel economy, but transmission offerings are different; EX models offer a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission, but SX trims have either a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic. They're both quite fuel-efficient, but the 2.0-liter is the better of the two, with ratings of 25 mpg city, 34 mpg highway with either transmission.

The Forte Koup rides on struts and coil springs in front and a torsion-beam setup in back, with stabilizer bars front and back. Engine-speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion steering works well in feeling tight and responsive in corners yet requires little effort for parking situations. On SX models, the suspension gets a firmer tuning for improved handling and an upgrade to 17-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels, but in either case the Koup rides quite well.

The Koup has details and styling cues that help it bear a strong likeness to that of the Forte sedan, but with a lower roofline and overall length that's two inches shorter, the Koup's profile is quite different than the sedan's, especially from the side. The back seat is adult-sized, though entry is a little tight; it's split 60/40, and the seatbacks can be folded forward, almost flat, to extend the cargo floor for large items.

On the SX, the interior is dressed up with a sportier look and feel, including red contrast stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, metal pedals and trim, telescopic steering, and speaker lights that flash to the beat of music as it's played.

Kia equipped the Forte Koup to appeal to young and tech-savvy shoppers, so Bluetooth connectivity is standard, as are voice-activated functions and steering-wheel controls. A USB input, auxiliary input, iPod interface and Sirius satellite radio are also included with a 6-speaker sound system. Several other premium features like heated mirrors, keyless entry and cruise control are also included with the base EX. The SX models, in addition to all the performance upgrades and appearance extras, gets fog lamps, upgraded sport seats with active headrests, and a trip computer. In addition to the expected side and side-curtain airbags, electronic stability control is standard even on the base EX, as are anti-lock brakes.

Among the top options offered on the Koup are a sunroof, and a Leather Package that brings leather upholstery, heated front seats and on the EX, an upgrade to the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter.


Model News

The Kia Forte Koup is an all-new model for 2010. Although the Koup is slightly shorter, lower, and narrower than the Forte sedan, it carried over many of the same styling cues and shares much mechanically with the 4-door.


Value Writeup

The Forte Koup is one of the best-looking affordable small coupes inside and out, with a design that doesn't look merely like a sedan derivative. It's more powerful than base versions of the Honda Civic coupe, Ford Focus coupe, or Chevrolet Cobalt coupe according to Kia, and it has more interior volume than the Civic coupe, Cobalt coupe or Scion tC. Fuel economy is another good reason to consider the Forte Koup, along with its very strong list of standard features--especially for those who appreciate tech extras. For its price, well under $20,000 even when you add a few options, the Forte Koup is hard to beat.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7

EPA Classification
Compact

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG

Cruising Range - City
342.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
465.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
144 @ 4300

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.19

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
90.7 ft³

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
43.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.7 in

Front Hip Room
53.3 in

Second Head Room
35.3 in

Second Leg Room
33.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.5 in

Second Hip Room
51.6 in

Wheelbase
104.3 in

Length, Overall
176.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.5 in

Height, Overall
55.1 in

Track Width, Front
61.4 in

Track Width, Rear
61.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Trunk Volume
12.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2716 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P205/55R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.9 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.7 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

Roadside Assistance Note
24-hour roadside assistance

2.0L DOHC MPI CVVT I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs

Torsion beam rear suspension w/coil springs

Front stabilizer bar

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

16" x 6" 5-spoke alloy wheels

P205/55R16 tires

Clear-lens headlamps w/auto off feature

Body-color pwr heated mirrors w/turn signal indicator

Tinted glass w/windshield sunshade band

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: USB port, auxiliary input jack, (6) speakers w/door mounted tweeters

SIRIUS satellite radio w/(3) month free subscription *N/A in AK or HI*

Bluetooth hands-free link w/steering wheel mounted controls

Roof-mounted antenna

Cloth front bucket seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat, active headrests

60/40 split-folding rear seat -inc: adjustable headrests, center armrest

Center console w/armrest & storage

Carpeted floormats

Tilt steering wheel w/cruise control

Tachometer

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

Internal fuel door, hood, trunk release

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Dual front/rear cupholders

Dual 12-volt pwr outlets

Front door map pockets w/bottle holder

Overhead sunglass holder

Dual visor vanity mirrors

Lighting -inc: dual map, cargo

4-wheels anti-lock brakes

Brake assist

Electronic brake force distribution

Electronic stability control w/traction control

Front/rear crumple zones

Side-impact door beams

Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger switch

Front seat side mounted airbags

Full-length side curtain airbags

3-point height-adjustable front seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters

3-point rear seat belts

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Rear child safety door locks

Internal emergency trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system

Impact absorbing steering column

 
CLEAR WHITE
$0

 
EBONY BLACK
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
SPICY RED METALLIC
$0

 
TITANIUM METALLIC
$0

 
CORSA BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
STONE, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$45

 
ELECTROCHROMIC REARVIEW MIRROR W/COMPASS
$180

 
ELECTROCHROMIC REARVIEW MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER
$250

 
CARGO NET
$40


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