2015 Kia Forte  -  $20,215


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $20,215
Base Invoice: $19,257
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Auto EX
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 29 | City: 25 | Hwy: 36
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Auto EX
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Engine: Engine: 2.0L I4 DOHC D-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 LX and EX models. The LX is powered by a 148-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, while the EX model gets a 2.0L direct-injected 4-cylinder 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-beam rear setup. Across the model line and 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 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 are in line with slightly more expensive cars.

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

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.


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 Accord, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta and Ford Focus, as well as the relatively new 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
6.1

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 MPG

Cruising Range - City
330.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
475.20 mi

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement
2.0 L/122

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4700

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
96.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.1 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.1 in

Front Hip Room
53.8 in

Second Head Room
37.3 in

Second Leg Room
35.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.9 in

Second Hip Room
53.1 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
179.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.1 in

Height, Overall
56.3 in

Track Width, Front
61.1 in

Track Width, Rear
61.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in

Trunk Volume
14.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2844 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

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 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

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.3%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 2.0L I4 DOHC D-CVVT

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic -inc: active eco system and sportmatic

Front-Wheel Drive

3.06 Axle Ratio

68-Amp/Hr 600CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

90 Amp Alternator

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: 6.5J x 16" Alloy

Tires: P205/55R16 -inc: low rolling resistance

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

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

Chrome Side Windows Trim

Chrome Door Handles

Body-Colored 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 Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Front Fog Lamps

Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 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 and Speed Compensated Volume Control

Wireless Streaming

Window Grid Antenna

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

4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement

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

Power Rear Windows

5 Person Seating Capacity

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel

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

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts

Illuminated Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Full Cloth Headliner

Vinyl Door Trim Insert

Cloth Seat Trim

Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel Insert and Chrome Interior Accents

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

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

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Front Map Lights

Full Carpet Floor Covering

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

Cargo Area Concealed Storage

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

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

Delayed Accessory Power

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

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

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

Rear Child Safety Locks

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

 
SILKY SILVER
$0

 
GRAVITY BLUE
$0

 
STEEL BLUE
$0

 
METALLIC BRONZE
$0

 
CRIMSON RED
$0

 
ABYSS BLUE
$0

 
GRAPHITE STEEL
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER
$0

 
AURORA BLACK
$100

 
SNOW WHITE PEARL
$100

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM PACKAGE
$2,700

 
EX TECH PACKAGE
$2,400

 
UVO PACKAGE W/17" ALLOYS
$900

 
WHEELS: 7.0J X 17" ALLOY
$0

 
TIRES: P215/45R17 LOW ROLLING RESISTANCE
$0

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$55

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$75

 
MUDGUARDS
$95

 
REAR SPOILER
$295

 
PROTECTION PACKAGE
$175

 
REMOTE PUSH-BUTTON START
$495

 
REMOTE START
$495

 
AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR
$350

 
CARGO MAT
$95

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$120

 
CARGO HOOK
$20

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
CARGO TRAY
$80


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