2012 Kia Forte Koup  -  $17,950


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,950
Base Invoice: $17,130
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe Man EX
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 28 | City: 24 | Hwy: 33
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Man EX
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L CVVT DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Fuel economy; standard Bluetooth connectivity; safety features; extensive warranty


Model News

For 2012, the Kia Forte lineup returns for with only minor trim changes.


Model Highlights

The Forte comes in three different body styles--Forte sedan, Forte Koup (2-door coupe) and Forte 5-door (hatchback)--as well as three different trims: LX, EX and SX. Forte sedans are the only body style to be offered in all three body styles, while Forte Koup and Forte 5-door models can be had only in EX or SX trim.

All Forte models are powered by either a 156-horsepower, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine or by a 173-hp, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. Both engines have continuously variable valve timing to aid in responsiveness and fuel economy, and both can now be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. LX models come with the manual standard and automatic available, while all EX models come with the automatic transmission. Sporty SX models can be had with either transmission.

Fuel economy is good in the Forte regardless of which model, but Fortes optioned with the Fuel Economy Package get low-rolling-resistance silica tires along with aerodynamic enhancements to yield EPA ratings of 27 mpg city, 37 highway.

With the back seats up in position, there's a respectable 14.7 cubic feet of space in the Forte sedan, but the Forte 5-door offers 19.4 cubic feet. With more noise insulation than is typical in this class, the Forte feels quiet and refined inside at anything but full throttle. Leather upholstery and heated seats are available on the SX, also helping to bring an upscale feel.

Kia has paid extra attention to the Forte's ride and handling, combining a very stiff body with a conventional but well-tuned small-car setup, with MacPherson struts in front and a torsion bar in back; most Forte models come with an engine-speed-sensitive hydraulic power-steering system, but EX models with the Fuel Economy Package come with electric power steering to help increase efficiency. SX models, in addition to the more powerful engine, get a performance-tuned suspension along with upgraded brakes.

All Forte models include a 4-speaker sound system with Sirius Satellite Radio capability and a 3-month subscription. Other standard features include Bluetooth connectivity with steering-wheel controls, and a USB connector. SX models also get expanded equipment, including larger alloy wheels, fog lamps, sport seats, leather steering-wheel and shift-knob trim, a special Supervision gauge cluster and tilt/telescopic steering adjustment.

Kia has loaded the Forte with safety features: front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side-curtain bags, active front headrests, electronic stability control and 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are all standard.


Value Writeup

According to Kia, the Forte sedan has one of the roomiest interiors in its class--as well as one of the best-equipped cabins. Kia's sound system is claimed to be one of the most advanced sound systems available which includes speed-dependent volume compensation to automatically increase the volume at higher speeds. The Forte is also covered by one of the most extensive warranties in the business, which includes ten years or 100,000 miles on powertrain components, five years or 60,000 miles limited warranty on the entire vehicle and five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG

Cruising Range - City
328.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
452.10 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
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.18

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.4 qts

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
52.4 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
2737 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
13.4

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 CVVT DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs, monotube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

Torsion beam rear suspension -inc: coil springs, monotube shock absorbers

Speed-sensitive hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front/solid rear pwr disc brakes

16" x 6" 5-spoke alloy wheels

205/55R16 tires

Body-color bumpers

Clear-lens headlamps w/auto-off

Body-color pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals

Tinted windshield glass w/shade band

Solar control door & rear quarter glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

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

SIRIUS satellite radio

Bluetooth hands-free link -inc: steering wheel controls

Roof-mounted antenna

Front sport bucket seats w/active headrests -inc: 6-way manual driver seat

60/40 split-folding rear bench seat w/adjustable headrests

Cloth seat trim

Center console w/armrest & storage

Carpeted floor mats

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls

Tachometer

Digital clock

Outside temp display

Trip computer

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control

Fuel door, hood & trunk remote release

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

(2) front/(2) rear cup holders -inc: front chrome ring trim

Dual 12V pwr outlets

Front door map pockets w/bottle holders

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Sunglass holder

Dual map lights

Cargo area light

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Brake assist system (BAS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system (TCS)

Front/rear crumple zones

5-MPH bumpers

Side impact door beams

Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor

Front seat side mounted airbags

Full-length side curtain airbags

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

3-point rear seat belts for all positions

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Impact-absorbing steering column

Internal emergency trunk release

 
CLEAR WHITE
$0

 
EBONY BLACK PEARL
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
TITANIUM METALLIC
$0

 
CORSA BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
STONE, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$45

 
REAR SPOILER
$350

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/COMPASS
$180

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK
$250

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
CARGO TRAY
$75


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