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With the smaller engine and the automatic gearbox, the Forte didn't invite aggressive driving, but that's all the better to enjoy the spacious and well-appointed interior and airy greenhouse. The ride is relatively supple, and the car welcomes simply sliding it into drive and cruising.
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The Forte's sheetmetal duds, penned at the Korean automaker's California design studio, are neatly pressed, featuring a version of Kia's new look front fascia with swept-back headlights. Its creased hood flows nicely into the A-pillar and there's a subtle beltline that runs from the headlights to the attractive trapezoidal taillamps.
The Forte is Kia's offering in the competitive Compact market segment. Attractive styling, pricing and feature content are what make this car standout.The Forte is available in sedan or hatchback body styles. Both feature Kia's distinctive family grille. The Forte is available in three trims; LX (sedan only), EX and SX. The LX and EX trims feature a 156-hp 2.0L four-cylinder and a six-speed manual (standard on LX), or a six-speed automatic transmission (available on LX / standard on EX). The SX features a 173-hp 2.4L four-cylinder and a standard six-speed automatic. The Forte comes nicely equipped with standard items such as; traction control, stability control, side and side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, Bluetooth and a tire pressure monitoring system. Automatic climate control, leather seats, power sunroof, heated seats and a trip computer are all available depending on trim.The EX trims receive a standard telescoping steering wheel for 2012. The standard EX hatchback transmission is now a six-speed automatic.
The list of optional equipment below represents a mix of optional dealer or factory installed features. Some must be added by the manufacturer during the production process whilst others can be installed here at the point of purchase. Please note that this list is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any questions please contact us for clarification.
EX Tech Package: Includes supervision meter cluster.
2012 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK FOR THE FORTE SEDAN Winners of the 2012 Top Safety Pick must receive the highest rating of "Good" in all 4 of our crashworthiness tests (frontal offset, side, rear, and roof strength). Winners must also have electronic stability control.
US EPA SMARTWAY CERTIFICATION MARK The SmartWay certification mark is achieved if a vehicle receives a minimum of a 6 on both the Greenhouse Gas Score and the Air Pollution Score AND receives a combination of 13 or higher.
NAMED ONE OF NADAGUIDES MOST VERSATILE CARS OF 2012 NADAguides sought a list of versatile new cars (2012) that met or exceeded competitive points within its segment and had an MSRP of $20,000 or less including destination fees. Points were given to specific "foundation", versatility and feature set attributes.
NAMED ONE OF THE TOP CARS FOR COLLEGE GRADS The winners were based on two primary factors. They had to have a relatively high Total Car Score and they had to have good value for the money. The Forte managed to score in the top half of the compact car category while also having one of the lowest prices (along with a solid list of standard features).