Silky Silver 2015 Kia Forte LX FWD 6-Speed Manual 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT25/37 City/Highway MPGAwards:* 2015 KBB.com 10 Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20,000 * 2015 KBB.com 10 Best UberX CandidatesReviews:* Spacious interior for both sedan and coupe; many features available; strong engines on EX and SX trims; easy-to-use controls; lengthy warranty coverage. Source: Edmunds* The Forte offers a little something for everyone. There’s a practical 4-door sedan, an even more practical hatchback, and a sporty 2-door. It also offers plenty of high tech features, and a very generous warranty. Source: KBB.com* Coming back for 2015 is the Kia Forte5. It is peppy, economical, and surprisingly loaded with tech features. It's larger and roomier than the previous generation of Fortes, and boasts a new, sportier exterior. As with all Kia models, the 2015 Forte5 packs a lot of bang for your buck. The quieter engine and refined suspension mean a pleasant ride that feels like a larger, more expensive car. You can choose either the six-speed manual transmission or the six-speed automatic overdrive w/ Sportmatic. Choose from a 2.0L engine that can produce up to 173hp or a turbocharged 1.6L that puts out 201hp. Depending on your choice of trim, you'll enjoy fuel economy ranging from an EPA estimated 21 MPG in the city, to 33 MPG on the highway. The trunk is generously-sized, larger than most compact vehicles, meaning you can fit all your gear, from groceries to golf clubs. Standard equipment includes steering wheel mounted audio controls, bluetooth, electronic stability control, and heated door mirrors. For added style, consider the available Premium Package, with items such as leather seat trim, power sunroof, push button start, ventilated driver's seat, heated front/ rear seats and heated steering wheel. With the available UVO eServices Infotainment System you can control a number of features when paired with a compatible device. Also available is voice-command navigation. It offers a vivid color, touch screen and relays real-time highway conditions from SiriusXM Traffic (real time updates require paid SiruiusXM subscription). Source: The Manufacturer Summary
The 2015 Kia Forte is offered in LX and EX models. The LX is powered by a 148-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, while the EX model gets a 2.0L direct-injected 4-cylinder that makes 173 hp and 154 pound-feet of torque. Both engines include continuously variable valve timing, which helps provide responsiveness over a wide range while enhancing fuel economy. LX models offer a choice between a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic transmission, while EX models only come with the automatic. An available Eco Package adds Idle Stop & Go, a system that will automatically shut off the engine at stoplights and restart it when you lift back off the brake pedal; it also adds dual-zone climate control, rear-seat ventilation and special badging. The Forte has a MacPherson strut-type front suspension and coupled torsion-beam rear setup. Across the model line and electric power steering is included. An available Flex Steer system lets driver's choose between Comfort, Normal and Sport modes, changing the steering feel with a button on the steering wheel. Base LX models have 15-inch steel wheels while 16-inch alloys are available. The top-of-the-line EX model includes 17-inch alloys with lower-profile tires. Inside, the instrument panel is canted 10 degrees toward the driver, for a cockpit feel and there are large, easy-to-read gauges. There's a multi-information display with 4.2-inch screen on EX models and trims and materials are in line with slightly more expensive cars. Forte LX models come standard with air conditioning, power windows, power heated mirrors, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity and Sirius Satellite Radio compatibility. EX models add remote keyless entry, a rear backup camera, a sliding center armrest and a cooled glovebox. EX options are grouped into several packages. The Premium Package includes heated front seats, a power driver's seat, cooling for the driver's seat, leather upholstery, a power sunroof, push-button start, a Smart Key system and a heated steering wheel. Separately, a Technology Package combines HID headlamps, LED taillamps, dual-zone climate control, rear-seat ventilation and a 4.2-inch color display screen.