2011 Kia Forte

LX FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 man trans

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2011 KIA Forte
2011 KIA Forte
The replacement for the spectra, the Forte is Kia's answer to the likes of the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and the Mazda 3. The Forte was a new model in 2010 and Kia is touting it as a viable competitor to the Japanese imports.

The Forte Sedan offers two different options for engines. A 2.0 liter four with available 5 speed stick or 4 speed auto, producing 156 horsepower. They also offer the top line 2.4 liter four with a 6 speed transmission in either automatic or manual flavors. This larger engine produces 173 horsepower. Kia has added a new model to their Forte lineup for 2011. A five door featuring the same wheelbase as the sedan and similar dimensions in general except for when it comes to storage capacity.

The hatchback model shares its engine with the upper end sedan options. This can again be mated to a 6 speed transmission in either manual or automatic configuration. It is likely similar trim levels will be available as well, including the LX, EX, and the top of the line SX.
2011 Kia Soul Front Three Quarter 02
Experian Automotive, a group specializing in automotive market analysis, released its second-quarter 2011 report. The results place Hyundai Motor America at the top in corporate loyalty, marking the first time the Korean company has claimed the top spot in the U.S. market. According to Experian, Hyundai’s corporate loyalty rate of 49.6 percent was enough to take the lead away from General Motors and Ford, which scored 48.1 percent and 47.6 percent, respectively.
2011 Hyundai Sonata Profile
The Koreans continue their upward trend for August, with the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Sonata being each brand's hot commodities. Kia sales are up 26.9 percent compared to last August, while Hyundai sales are up 9 percent compared to the same period last year.
2011 Kia Forte Sx Sedan Front Left Side View
The Kia Forte is a perfectly competent, quite acceptable small sedan, and if your heart is set on buying one, by all means do so. But first check out the competition, especially the Mazda 3, the Ford Focus, and the Hyundai Elantra. Each of those cars is more attractive, more refined, and more fuel-efficient than the Forte sedan, yet no more expensive than the Kia.
2011 Kia Forte Sx Sedan Front Right View
2011 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai and Kia have been following a very successful formula of combining fresh styling with impressive fuel economy numbers, bringing out models that are easy on the eyes and easy on the gas tank, like the Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Soul.
2011 Kia Forte Sx 5 Door Front Left View
The Kia Forte 5-door is new for this year and expands upon the existing sedan and Koup body styles. I like the styling and packaging of the Forte hatchback, but the car could use a little more refinement to match up to its competitors. I drove a Forte sedan two years ago and was rather impressed, but that was a different small-car market. Compared to the latest crop of small cars available in 2011, this Forte 5-door feels cheap and unsatisfying to drive.
2011 Kia Forte Sx 5 Door Front Right Side View

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2011 Kia Forte Specifications

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2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
25 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
34 MPG
156 hp @ 6200rpm
144 ft lb of torque @ 4300rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • 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)

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