2011 Kia Forte Koup

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2011 KIA Forte Koup
2011 KIA Forte Koup
For the 2010 model year, Kia has introduced Forte's in both a sedan and high style coup. These will replace the spectra in Kia's lineup. The coup is available in only two trim levels, the more value oriented EX and the sportier SX. The Sedan however, is available with three different trim levels to choose from.

Each trim level comes with its own engine. The SX has a 2.4 liter four cylinder which provides 173 horsepower with a 6 speed stick or auto transmission choice. The EX gets along with a 2.0 liter four generating 156 horsepower and a choice of a 5 speed manual or a 4 speed auto transmission. Both engines lose a couple of HP in their SULEV incarnations.

As there aren't many coupes in this price class, the Honda civic is a good vehicle for making comparisons. The Forte even invokes some of the styling of the Civic. With overall excellent fit and finish and the two different performance levels, as with the civic and civic SI, the Forte is a viable competitor to the civic.
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2011 Kia Forte Koup SX Front Left View
I'll never fault a car for being too good looking, but the Kia Forte Koup's seductive styling creates some unmet expectations. It looks rather like a 3/5 scale Audi A5, right down to the glorious LED tail lamps. That theme continues inside, albeit with some concession to materials cost. The thickly bolstered seats, the clear round gauges, and the contrast stitching on the steering wheel all say that this is a tasty German sport coupe, rather than a value-oriented Korean compact. The spec sheet looks even better, providing all the things you'd expect from a hot Volkswagen -- a powerful four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission, a sport-tuned suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes -- at a Kia price.
2011 Kia Forte Koup SX Left Side View
2011 Kia Forte Koup SX
2011 Kia Forte Koup SX Rear Right View
2011 Kia Forte Koup SX Front Slight Left View
The Forte Koup is a nice-looking car, even if I'm not a fan of the electric blue on this particular test vehicle. Inside, the coupe is very hospitable, with a black leather interior that is saved from being too dour by red stitching along the edges of the seats and a nicely laid out instrument panel that has orange/red backlighting. When I first climbed into the car I was happy to see that it had a manual gearbox -- oh, wait, it's an automatic that's masquerading as a manual, with a leather sleeve around the base of the shifter. Oh well, at least it has six forward speeds rather than the five with which it was introduced a year earlier. And this SX model has the 174-hp four-cylinder rather than the 156-hp base engine, so it's got an extra dose of power.
2011 Kia Forte Koup SX Front Left View
My brother has a Kia Rio. It's a throwaway car. You have to replace the timing chain as a precautionary measure at 100,000 miles.
2011 Kia Forte Koup SX Rear Left View
I agree with Mr. DeMatio that the Forte Koup is a great choice for someone who wants a semi-sporty, practical, affordable two-door. I think our Koup looks good inside and out, even if the wedge profile and wide-grille nose are quite derivative of the Honda Civic coupe.
2011 Kia Forte Koup SX Front Slight Left View
I really wish that this car was equipped with a stick, because I thought the automatic really detracted from the driving experience. The transmission seemed to be hunting at times, and it made the engine really feel (and sound) like it was laboring under even the slightest acceleration. Other than that, I thought the Koup was a pleasant surprise.
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2011 Kia Forte Koup SX
2011 Kia Forte Koup SX Front Slight Left View

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2011 Kia Forte Koup Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
25 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
34 MPG
Horsepower:
156 hp @ 6200rpm
Torque:
144 ft lb of torque @ 4300rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
100,000 miles / 60 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 120 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good

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