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2013 Kia Forte Sedan

MSRP Range: $15,400 - $19,300 | 23 MPG City - 32 MPG Highway

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2013 Kia Forte Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2013 Kia Forte Sedan

The Forte is Kia's entry into the crowded compact segment, competing with the likes of the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus. Starting at $15,400, the Forte offers clean attractive styling and a warranty that's hard to beat. A major emphasis has been put on offering the Forte with plenty of attractive optional equipment and using high quality materials on the interior.

What's new for 2013?

The Kia Forte has seen several updates for 2013. Styling has been improved, giving the car a more streamlined shape. More standard features have been included across all trim levels and Kia has added additional sound deadening to increase refinement levels.

Model Strengths

  • Attractive styling
  • economical
  • available in a variety of body styles
  • great warranty
  • plenty of standard features

Model Review

The Forte is available in three different body styles: a sedan, a 5-door hatch or a 2-door coupe, dubbed the Forte 'Koup' by Kia. All three body styles utilize one of two different 4-cylinder engines, a 2.0L, which makes 156 horsepower, or a 2.4L that produces 173. Both engines come available with either an automatic or a manual transmission. allowing the Kia Forte to produce impressive mileage for a non-hybrid car. When equipped with the Eco package the Forte Manages to produce 30 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

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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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Engine

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

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline 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
Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission

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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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 Steering Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Steering Wheel Controls 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
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