2012 Kia Forte Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$15,200-$19,100
$14,900-$18,190
25 /CITY / 35 /HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability
Available Trims for the 2012 Kia Forte
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LX (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 15200.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/34
Name LX (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16200.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 26/36
Name EX (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17600.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name SX (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19100.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 23/32
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INTERIOR
  • Front bucket seats w/active headrests -inc: 6-way manual driver seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat w/adjustable headrests -inc: center armrest
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Center console w/armrest & storage
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Tachometer
  • Digital clock
  • Fuel door, hood & trunk remote release
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • (2) front/(2) rear cup holders -inc: front chrome ring trim
  • Dual 12V pwr outlets
  • Front door map pockets w/bottle holders
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Cargo area light
  • EcoMinder fuel efficiency monitor
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
  • Outside temp display
  • Trip computer
  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Sunglass holder
  • Dual map lights
  • Sport cloth seat trim
  • Metal pedals
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
  • Supervision gauge cluster
  • Metal finish trim
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Chrome & satin park brake decor
EXTERIOR
  • 15" x 5.5" steel wheels w/full covers
  • 195/65R15 tires
  • Body-color bumpers -inc: rear garnish
  • Clear-lens headlamps w/auto-off
  • Body-color pwr mirrors
  • Tinted windshield glass w/shade band
  • Solar control door glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • 17" x 7" 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • 215/45R17 tires
  • Clear-lens headlamps w/auto-on/off
  • Front fog lamps
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L CVVT DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs, monotube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
  • Torsion beam rear suspension -inc: coil springs, monotube shock absorbers
  • Speed-sensitive hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Ventilated front/solid rear pwr disc brakes
  • 6-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD
  • 2.4L CVVT DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine
  • 6-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD -inc: paddle shifters
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Chrome exhaust tip
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Brake assist system (BAS)
    • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
    • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system (TCS)
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • 5-MPH bumpers
    • Side impact door beams
    • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
    • Front seat side mounted airbags
    • Full-length side curtain airbags
    • 3-point height-adjustable front seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
    • 3-point rear seat belts for all positions
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Impact-absorbing steering column
    • Internal emergency trunk release
    • Rear child safety door locks
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, USB port, (4) speakers
    • SIRIUS satellite radio
    • Bluetooth hands-free link -inc: steering wheel controls
    • Roof-mounted antenna
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, USB port, (6) speakers w/door-mounted tweeters

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