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2012 Kia Forte Sedan

Price Range: $15,200 - $19,100 | 23 MPG City - 32 MPG Highway

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2012 Kia Forte Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 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's sound system is claimed to be one of the most advanced sound systems available which includes speed-dependent volume compensation to automatically increase the volume at higher speeds. 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 2012?

For 2012, the Kia Forte lineup returns for with only minor trim changes.

Model Strengths

  • Fuel economy
  • standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • safety features
  • extensive warranty

Model Review

The Forte 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.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std
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2012 Kia Forte Sedan

4dr Sdn Man LX

Engine

Engine Type 2.0L Gas I4
Horsepower 156 @ 6200 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 144 @ 4300 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 13.7 gal
Fuel Economy 25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 465.8 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 15 x 5.5 in.
Tires P195/65R15

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 40.0 in. / 43.3 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.6 in. / 35.0 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 14.7 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 104.3 in.
Curb Weight 2729 lb.
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2012 Kia Forte Sedan

4dr Sdn Man LX

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Standard