2012 Kia Forte 4dr Sdn Man LX
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|MSRP : $15,200||Invoice : $14,900|
|Transmission : 6-speed m/t||Engine : 4 cylinder|
|Fuel Economy : Combined: 28||Fuel Economy : City: 25|
|Fuel Economy : Highway: 34||Trim : LX|
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2012 Kia Forte Overview
What's New for 2012:
- New telescoping steering wheel
- The 5-door hatchback model is no longer offered with a manual transmission
The 2012 Kia Forte is offered as a compact coupe, hatchback, and sedan in up to three different trim levels. Fifteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on higher grades.
The Kia Forte offers seating for up to 5 passengers. Base Forte models include cloth seats, manual air conditioning, and little else. Higher trim levels are configured with power windows, power locks, tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, remote entry, automatic climate control, keyless engine start, and other upgraded equipment.
Major options on the 2012 Kia Forte are bundled into packages for specific trim levels, which include the Premium package, Fuel Economy package, Technology package, and Leather package.
Under the Hood
Kia Forte models are fitted with one of two engines. The standard is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder rated at 156 horsepower. The optional engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder rated at 173 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual, and a 6-speed automatic is optional. All Kia Forte models are front-wheel drive.
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Kia Forte are:
- Kia Forte with 2.0-liter engine and automatic transmission: 26/36 mpg (city/highway)
- Kia Forte Eco with 2.0-liter engine and automatic transmission: 27/37 mpg (city/highway)
- Kia Forte Koup with 2.4-liter engine and automatic transmission: 23/31 mpg (city/highway)
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Kia Forte include side curtain air bags and stability control. In government crash tests, the 2012 Kia Forte received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars and 4 stars in front, side, and rollover tests, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Forte received a ''Good'' ratingâthe Institute's highestâfor frontal-offset and side-impact crashes. The Forte also earned a "Good" rating in the Institute's roof strength tests.
No greenhouse gas score was available for this vehicle