The 2010 Kia Forte is a brand-new mid-size sedan with seating for five passengers. The Forte is an affordably-priced yet well-equipped car that is offered in three trim levels; the LX, EX, and SX. The base engine is a 156 hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine and is available with a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. The SX trim is fitted with a 173 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine and a choice between a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Traction control, side curtain airbags, and Bluetooth are all part of the list of standard features for the 2010 Kia ForteRead more Read less
Intended as the replacement for the Kia Spectra, the brand new Kia Forte presents a new set of styling cues for Kia, suggesting clean European lines that are both sporty and upscale. Kia has endowed the Forte with a long list of uplevel standard features, intending it to compete with the established Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.
Aggressively stylish blend of comfort and practicality; a 21st Century compact sedan; numerous standard features not normally offered on a small car; one of the roomiest interiors in its class.
The Forte first debuted in Korea in 2009, and is priced to be as affordable as the Spectra but with more standard features. A tall roof and wide body make the Forte comfortable for passengers who are 6-foot-6, while two adults can easily get in the back seats. Forte boasts 96.8 cubic feet of passenger volume and 14.7 cubic feet of trunk space, some of the best in its class. The Forte competes with the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Mazda3. Mileage is estimated at 25 mpg city and 34 mpg on the highway. MSRP for the base LX starts at $13,695.