2015 Kia Forte Koup  -  $21,415


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,415
Base Invoice: $20,253
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe Man SX
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 22 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Man SX
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Engine: Engine: 1.6L Turbo DOHC CVVT

Pros

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


Model Highlights

The 2015 Kia Forte is offered in two different body styles, either as a 4-door sedan or as a 2-door "Koup." The 4-door sedan comes in LX and EX grades, while the Koup is available in either EX or SX trims. LX models are powered by a 148-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, while EX models gets a 2.0L direct-injected 4-cylinder that makes 173 hp and 154 pound-feet of torque. The Kia Forte SX Koup comes with a turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder making 201 hp. Both of the non-turbo 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 4-doors only come with the automatic. Both versions of the Koup come standard with a 6-speed manual, while an automatic is optional on either trim.

The Kia Forte sedan features an available Eco Package that 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-beam rear setup. Across the model line, electric power steering is included. An available Flex Steer system lets driver's choose between Comfort, Normal and Sport modes, changing the steering feel with a button on the steering wheel. Base LX 4-door models have 15-inch steel wheels while 16-inch alloys are available. EX model includes 16-inch alloys with lower-profile tires while, 17-inch alloys are an option. The Forte Koup SX includes 18-inch wheels as standard.

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 are in line with more expensive makes.

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-adjustable 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 tail lamps, dual-zone climate control, rear-seat ventilation and a 4.2-inch color display screen.

The Forte Koup SX includes projector beam foglamps, gloss black painted, dual heated power mirrors, chrome exhaust tips, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters (automatic only,) bigger front brakes and of course a more powerful engine than is available on any other Forte.


Model News

After a full redesign last year, the Forte returns in 2015 with only a couple of minor tweaks to the engine to further improve fuel economy, as well as a minor shuffling of options on the Koup.


Value Writeup

The Forte is a compact 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 Accord, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta and Ford Focus, as well as the relatively new Chevrolet Cruze and Dodge Dart. The Kia Forte 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 three engines, a fuel-efficient 1.8L, a stronger 2.0L or, in the 2-door Koup, a 1.6L turbocharged unit. Every buyer should be able to find the right combination of power and fuel economy.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
290.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
382.80 mi

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement
1.6 L/97

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1750

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.47

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
92.3 ft³

Front Head Room
38.2 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

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
178.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.1 in

Height, Overall
55.5 in

Track Width, Front
60.8 in

Track Width, Rear
61.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Trunk Volume
13.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2925 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18

Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 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

Engine: 1.6L Turbo DOHC CVVT

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Front-Wheel Drive

4.47 Axle Ratio

Battery w/Run Down Protection

3924# Gvwr

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front Anti-Roll Bar

Sport Tuned Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual 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: 7.5J x 18" Alloy

Tires: P225/40R18

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

Black Door Handles

Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

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

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite Audio System -inc: SIRIUSXM satellite radio, USB/auxiliary input jacks, 4 speakers w/tweeter speakers and Bluetooth wireless technology w/steering-wheel-mounted Bluetooth and 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 Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

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

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Manual Air Conditioning

Illuminated Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Full Cloth Headliner

Vinyl Door Trim Insert

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Interior Trim -inc: Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents

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 And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Cloth Back Material

Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

1 Seatback Storage Pocket

Engine Immobilizer

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

 
SILKY SILVER
$0

 
RACING RED
$0

 
ABYSS BLUE
$0

 
GRAPHITE STEEL
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER
$0

 
AURORA BLACK
$100

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SX PREMIUM PACKAGE
$1,900

 
SX TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE
$1,900

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$55

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$75

 
MUDGUARDS
$95

 
REAR SPOILER
$295

 
PROTECTION PACKAGE
$175

 
CARGO MAT
$95

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$115

 
CARGO HOOK
$0

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
CARGO TRAY
$80

 
EC MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK
$350


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