2011 Kia Forte Sedan
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Favorably received in the ultra-competitive compact four-door sedan category, the 2011 Kia Forte three trim levels ranging from LX, EX and SX shows off an affordable, well-equipped car. Presented with a sizable standard convenience list, all 2011 Kia Forte sedans feature Bluetooth connectivity, dual 12-volt power outlets, tilt steering column and sound system providing auxiliary as well as USB connections for MP3 players. Power windows, air conditioning and an audio system upgraded to six speakers is found in the 2011 Kia Forte EX. On the top SX trim model, sport seating with optional leather appointment, sport-tuned suspension and automatic headlamps are found on the Kia Forte sedan. Both the 2011 Forte LX and EX are motivated by a 2-liter four-cylinder producing 156 horsepower while the Forte SX model steps up to a 173 horsepower 2.4 liter unit. Both engines for 2011 is now controlled through an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission in the Kia Forte. A 6-speed manual transmission continues to exist as an available gearbox. Safety features standard on all 2011 Kia Forte models include anti-lock brakes, 6 airbags and electronic stability control.
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Kia Forte Sedan
According to Kia, the Forte sedan has one of the roomiest interiors in its class--as well as one of the best-equipped cabins. Kia also claims to have one of the most advanced sound systems available which includes speed-dependent volume compensation to automatically increase the volume at higher speeds and Power Bass. The Forte is also covered by one of the most extensive warranties in the business, which includes ten years or 100,000 miles on powertrain components, five years or 60,000 miles limited warranty on the entire vehicle and five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance.
What's new for 2011?
For 2011, an all-new 5-door hatchback, called the Forte 5-Door, joins the lineup, which last year consisted of a 4-door Forte sedan and 2-door Forte Koup. Also, an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission replaces the 4- and 5-speed automatics previously offered--improving fuel economy slightly--and a new 6-speed manual replaces the 5-speed. Otherwise, the Kia Forte lineup returns for 2011 with few changes, although steering-wheel paddle-shifters are now offered on all Forte SX models.
- Fuel economy
- standard Bluetooth connectivity
- safety features
- extensive warranty
The Forte now comes in three different body styles--Forte sedan, Forte Koup (2-door coupe) and Forte 5-door (hatchback)--as well as three different trims: LX, EX and SX. Forte sedans are the only body style to be offered in all three body styles, while Forte Koup and Forte 5-door models can be had only in EX or SX trim.