The 2012 Kia Forte is a compact sedan that utilizes a front engine FWD layout. The base Forte is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 156 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque. For increased performance Kia offers an optional 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that yields 173 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque. Transmissions consist of a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 23 mpg city to 37 mpg highway, depending on engine and transmission selection. Features include 17-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension, power sunroof with tilt, 6-speaker audio system, navigation system, rear camera display, hands-free phone capabilities, USB jack, paddle shifters, leather trim, and push-button start. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, brake assist, anti-lock braking, traction control, electronic brake distribution, and tire pressure monitoring. The Forte is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.