2014 Kia Forte 5-door — Specifications, Pictures, Prices

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2014 Kia Forte 5-door

In of the sedan#039;s conventional grille the Forte 5-door features a iteration of Kia#039;s Tiger corporate grille above an lower air intake that the dominant element of front A swooping character line drama to the flanks and provides a counterpoint to the sloping greenhouse, around back the hatchback allows for a roomy cargo with 23.2 cubic of stowage space.

The cabin an asymmetrical dashboard design by ripple effect detailing Kia says is intended to evoke radiating from a pebble into a pond. Quirky aside, material quality is than respectable and the control is largely intuitive. There#039;s legroom up front, and the outboard seats are roomy enough to average-sized adults.

As one would expect of a Kia, a generous amount of standard including power everything, connectivity, a rear view alloy wheels and more. the Forte 5-door also upscale options like a driver#039;s seat, a heated wheel and heated rear — items not usually at this price point.

The 5-door comes standard Kia#039;s new-generation UVO infotainment which provides Bluetooth-based integration, streaming audio and command functionality for everything placing calls to changing stations. It also includes diagnostics info and maintenance and lets users send of Interest info from Maps searches on their to the Forte#039;s nav system, which offers access to Google and Google Places.

Powertrains and Handling

The Forte is available in EX trim with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, or as the SX with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder. The sedan#039;s potent but more economical mill isn#039;t available.

The 2.0-liter produces 173-horsepower at rpm and 154 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,700 and transmits power to the front through a six-speed automatic

Those in a hurry can opt for SX and its 1.6-liter which makes 201 horsepower at rpm and 195 lb-ft of twist between rpm. Cementing the engine#039;s as the driver#039;s choice is its available manual gearbox (a self-shifting can also be had).

The SX also adds larger brakes, a more aggressive fascia and sporty interior

Fuel economy is rated at city/highway mpg for 2.0-liter models, the 1.6-liter is good for 21/29

The hatchback shares its suspension — MacPherson struts up a torsion-beam at the rear and coil all around — with the but firmer tuning gives it a responsive feel. A Flex system allows the driver to steering effort between different settings at the touch of a wheel-mounted button.

Trim-Level

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The Forte 5-door is positioned as a more upmarket offering the sedan. As such, it does the four-door#039;s value-leader LX trim and offers a model-exclusive SX configuration.

The entry-level EX comes standard the 2.0-liter motor in addition to full power accessories, UVO Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker XM stereo with AUX and USB inputs, LED lights, Bluetooth connectivity, wheel-mounted audio controls, a computer, an outside temperature power-adjustable heated mirrors, fog cruise control, a leather-wrapped wheel, a tilt and telescoping column and 16-inch alloy

The SX adds the turbo engine with a unique front with larger bumper and openings, black gloss inserts, larger front alloy sport pedals, chrome exhaust tips, LED lights, carbon fiber-style and rear seat accents, fiber-look exterior trim and alloy wheels.

Both levels can be optioned with a system with HD radio, a a heated steering wheel, front seats and a ventilated seat, heated rear seats, leather upholstery, a key with pushbutton start, automatic climate control, an rearview mirror and optional HID

Occupant Safety

All Forte models come standard dual front, front and full-length side curtain in addition to stability and traction systems and a tire pressure system.


Key Competitors

Not sure the Forte 5-door is the car for you? there are plenty of other compact hatchbacks on the market, the engaging and economical Mazda Hatchback. the foul-weather-friendly, AWD-equipped Impreza Hatchback and the well-rounded Focus Hatchback .

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