2014 Kia Forte Koup  -  $19,400

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,400
Base Invoice: $18,508
Destination Charge: $800
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe Man EX
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 27 | City: 24 | Hwy: 33
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Man EX
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Engine: Engine: 2.0L I4 DOHC CVVT


Stylish new exterior; choice of powertrains; fuel-efficiency; great list of standard equipment; standout comfort and convenience options

Model Highlights

The 2014 Kia Forte is offered in LX and EX models, and only as a sedan in redesigned form. The LX is powered by a 148-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, while the EX model gets a special 2.0L direct-injected four that makes 173 hp and 154 pound-feet of torque. Both engines include continuously variable valve timing, which helps provide responsiveness over a wide range while enhancing fuel economy. LX models offer a choice between a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic transmission, while EX models only come with the automatic.

An available Eco Package adds Idle Stop & Go, a system that will automatically shut off the engine at stoplights and restart it when you lift back off the brake pedal; it also adds dual-zone climate control, rear-seat ventilation and special badging.

The Forte has a MacPherson strut-type front suspension and coupled torsion-bean rear setup. Across the model line, electric power steering is now included, and an available Flex Steer system lets you choose between Comfort, Normal and Sport modes, changing the steering feel with a button on the steering wheel. Base LX models have 15-inch steel wheels while 16-inch alloys are available. The top-of-the-line EX model includes 17-inch alloys with lower-profile tires.

Inside, the instrument panel is canted 10 degrees toward the driver, for a cockpit feel and there are large, easy-to-read gauges. There's a multi-information display with 4.2-inch screen on EX models and trims and materials have been upgraded significantly versus last year's model.

Forte LX models come standard with air conditioning, power windows, power heated mirrors, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity and Sirius Satellite Radio compatibility. EX models add remote keyless entry, a rear backup camera, a sliding center armrest, and a cooled glovebox.

EX options are grouped into several packages. The Premium Package includes heated front seats, a power driver's seat, cooling for the driver's seat, leather upholstery, a power sunroof, push-button start, a Smart Key system and a heated steering wheel. Separately, a Technology Package combines HID headlamps, LED taillamps, dual-zone climate control, rear-seat ventilation and a 4.2-inch color display screen.

Model News

The Kia Forte has been completely redesigned for 2014, with longer, wider and lower proportions, improved performance and fuel economy, a more refined ride and more comfortable interior and more technology and connectivity features. Most notably, perhaps, it adopts Kia's more distinct, European-influenced design language that has helped propel the brand's sales in recent years.

Value Writeup

The Forte is a compact sedan that's one size down from the Kia Optima and one up from the Kia Rio. It competes in a crowded segment, against some very established nameplates like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta and Ford Focus, as well as the relatively recent Chevrolet Cruze and Dodge Dart. The Kia stands out for offering a little more equipment for the same price--as well as some standout comfort options, such as a heated steering wheel and cooled driver's seat. There's also a choice between two engines, a fuel-efficient 1.8L and the stronger 2.0L so every buyer can find the right combination of power and fuel economy.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 (Est)

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
435.60 mi

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4

2.0 L/122

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4700

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
92.3 ft³

Front Head Room
38.3 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Front Hip Room
53.8 in

Second Head Room
36.4 in

Second Leg Room
35.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
53 in

Second Hip Room
53.5 in

106.3 in

Length, Overall
178.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.1 in

Height, Overall
55.5 in

Track Width, Front
61.2 in

Track Width, Rear
61.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Trunk Volume
13.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2820 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Engine: 2.0L I4 DOHC CVVT

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Front-Wheel Drive

4.19 Axle Ratio

Battery w/Run Down Protection

3858# Gvwr

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front Anti-Roll Bar

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Wheels: 6.5" x 16" Alloy

Tires: P205/55R16

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent

Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent

Black Side Windows Trim

Chrome Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Black Grille w/Chrome Surround

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Front Fog Lamps

Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite Audio System -inc: USB and auxiliary input jacks, 6 speakers w/door-mounted tweeters and Bluetooth wireless technology w/steering-wheel-mounted audio controls

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Voice Activation and Internal Memory

Integrated Roof Antenna

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Front Sport Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's seat

4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Fixed Rear Windows

5 Person Seating Capacity

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Manual Air Conditioning

Illuminated Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert and Chrome Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Vinyl Door Trim Insert

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Cloth Seat Trim

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Smart Device Integration

Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver And Passenger Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Cloth Back Material

Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

1 Seatback Storage Pocket

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera



















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