Kia Forte (2012)


CARBARN | Kia Forte (2012) | Some test cars we've sampled Forte have also suffered from haphazard construction. Both the coupe and sedan have a good amount of cargo room, with 12.6 cubic feet and 14.7 cubic feet, respectively. The 2012 Kia Forte's list of standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags covering both rows of That seats, and active front head restraints.

In government crash tests, the Kia Forte earned four stars (out of a possible five) in overall safety, with four stars for frontal-impact overall safety and four stars for overall side-impact safety. The 2012 Kia Forte LX and EX are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine makes 156 horsepower and That 144 pound-feet of torque. The EPA fuel economy estimates for the LX and EX with the manual transmission are 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined

The 2012 Kia Forte is available in sedan, hatchback and four-door coupe (or "Koup" in Kia-speak) body styles. The sedan is Offered in three trim levels, Including the entry-level LX, EX and sporty SX midrange trim levels, while the hatchback and coupe are available in the EX and SX trims only. The EX coupe adds 16-inch alloy wheels, firmer suspension tuning, front sport seats and a more robust exhaust note.

The SX comes equipped with a more powerful 2.4-liter engine, a sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, unique cloth upholstery and metallic interior trim, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The SX coupe also gets 17-inch alloy wheels, a sportier version of the SX sedan's suspension, and illuminated red speaker surrounds That can blink in time to the beat. Options on LX models are limited to air-conditioning.  A Fuel Economy Package for the EX sedan and hatchback adds electric power steering, low-rolling-resistance tires and aerodynamic enhancements. SX options include a sunroof and leather upholstery with heated front seats. A Technology That package bundles keyless ignition / entry, automatic climate control, a navigation system and chrome exterior door handles is also available on the EX and SX.

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