2011 Kia Forte EX

2011 Kia Forte EX

$18k car, designed & built in Korea 26 city / 36 hwy 356-493 mile range, gas engine
156 hp 122 cu. in. 4-cylinder 5 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

What are people saying about the Forte

"Respectable clarity and full bass."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's stereo
"Its almost Germanic high-speed composure lends peace of mind."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's build-quality
"Industry-leading warranty."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's value

Pros

The Forte EX vs other Recent cars

Highway gas mileage Good highway fuel efficiency Help
36 mpg
Front driver crash test Safer for the driver in head-on collisions Help
5 stars
Rear passenger crash test Safer for passengers in the rear in side collisions Help
5 stars
basic warranty years Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty Help
5 year
folding rear seats Folding rear seats Help
Standard
Cupholders More cupholders Help
6
Has speed sensitive volume Has speed-sensitive volume Help
In-city gas mileage Good city fuel efficiency Help
26 mpg
MSRP Very inexpensive Help
$18,590
basic warranty miles Fantastically long basic warranty Help
60,000 mile
front seats Spacious front seats Help
55.8 ft3
navigation system Navigation system Help
Optional
Has rear spoiler Has rear spoiler Help
Transmission Has a semi-automatic transmission Help

Cons

The Forte EX vs other Recent cars

0-60 mph Sluggish 0-60 time Help
10.3 seconds
Air compressor Naturally-aspirated engine Help
Drivetrain type Worse drivetrain traction Help
front-wheel drive
Horsepower Somewhat underpowered Help
156 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Rear suspension Rougher suspension Help
Semi-independent
child door locks Child door locks Help
Not Available
leather Leather Help
Not Available
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Not Available
CD changer CD changer Help
Not Available
Number of speakers Few speakers Help
6
1/4 mile Pokey 1/4 mile time Help
17.6 s s @ 80.8 mph mph
Driver side crash test Less safe for the driver in side collisions Help
3 stars
Front passenger crash test Less safe for the front passenger in head-on collisions Help
3 stars
Lateral acceleration Mediocre cornering ability Help
0.79 g
Rollover resistance Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change Help
4 stars
entertainment system Entertainment system Help
Not Available
moon roof Moon roof Help
Not Available
power seats Power seats Help
Not Available
Has subwoofer Lacks a subwoofer Help
premium radio Premium radio Help
Not Available

Other Trims

This model comes in a hatchback with a semi-automatic transmission and optional navigation system, but the Forte EX is also available in a hatchback with a manual transmission and navigation system but without navigation system or in a sedan with a semi-automatic transmission and optional navigation system.

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