2011 Kia Forte LX

2011 Kia Forte LX

$15-16k car, designed & built in Korea 25-26 city / 34-36 hwy 342-493 mile range, gas engine
156 hp 122 cu. in. 4-cylinder 5 stars 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

Sibling Rivalry

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The Forte LX vs other Recent cars

Highway gas mileage Good highway fuel efficiency Help
34 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
child door locks Child door locks Help
In-city gas mileage Good city fuel efficiency Help
25 mpg
MSRP Very inexpensive Help
basic warranty miles Fantastically long basic warranty Help
60,000 mile
front seats Spacious front seats Help
55.8 ft3
folding rear seats Folding rear seats Help


The Forte LX 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
Rollover resistance Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change Help
4 stars
entertainment system Entertainment system Help
Not Available
keyless entry Keyless entry Help
Not Available
moon roof Moon roof Help
Not Available
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Not Available
power mirrors Power mirrors Help
Not Available
power windows Power windows Help
Not Available
Transmission Has a manual transmission Help
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
cruise control Cruise control Help
Not Available
front air conditioning Front air conditioning Help
Not Available
leather Leather Help
Not Available
navigation system Navigation system Help
Not Available
power locks Power locks Help
Not Available
power seats Power seats Help
Not Available
CD changer CD changer Help
Not Available
premium radio Premium radio Help
Not Available

Other Trims

This model comes with a manual transmission, but the Forte LX is also available with a semi-automatic transmission.

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