2011 Kia Forte SX

2011 Kia Forte SX

$20k car, designed & built in Korea 23 city / 32 hwy 315-438 mile range, gas engine
173 hp 146 cu. in. 4-cylinder 5 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

What are people saying about the Forte

"The interior is pleasant."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's interior quality
"The telescoping steering column is only available on the SX."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's seating
"Attractive exterior design."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's external styling

Pros

The Forte SX vs other Recent cars

Braking distance at 60mph Good braking distance from 60mph Help
122 ft
MSRP Very inexpensive Help
$20,090
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
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

Cons

The Forte SX vs other Recent cars

Air compressor Naturally-aspirated engine Help
Drivetrain type Worse drivetrain traction Help
front-wheel drive
Horsepower Somewhat underpowered Help
173 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Rollover resistance Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change Help
4 stars
entertainment system Entertainment system 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
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
Rear suspension Rougher suspension Help
Semi-independent
child door locks Child door locks 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 SX is also available in a sedan with a semi-automatic transmission and optional navigation system or in a hatchback with a manual transmission and navigation system but without navigation system.

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