2015 Kia Forte

2015 Kia Forte

4dr Sdn Man LX

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Sdn Auto EXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$19,390.00
4dr Sdn Auto LXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 26
Hwy: 26
$17,490.00
4dr Sdn Man LXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$15,890.00

4-door Mid-Size Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $15,890.00
Invoice: $15,587.00
Hwy MPG: 37 mpg
City MPG: 25 mpg

Pros

Stylish exterior; choice of powertrains; fuel-efficiency; great list of standard equipment; standout comfort and convenience options

Model Highlights

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.

Model News

After a full redesign last year, the Forte returns in 2015, with only a couple of minor tweaks to the engine to further improve fuel economy.

Value Writeup

The Forte is a compact sedan that's one size down from the Kia Optima and one up from the Kia Rio. It competes in a crowded segment, against some very established nameplates like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Accord, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta and Ford Focus, as well as the relatively new Chevrolet Cruze and Dodge Dart. The Kia stands out for offering a little more equipment for the same price--as well as some standout comfort options, such as a heated steering wheel and cooled driver's seat. There's also a choice between two engines, a fuel-efficient 1.8L and the stronger 2.0L so every buyer can find the right combination of power and fuel economy.

Pricing

To get up to date 2015 Kia Forte values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Silky Silver

Manufacturers Code: (4SS)

  • Gray
 

Desert Sand

Manufacturers Code: (M9Y)

  • Gray
 

Aurora Black

Manufacturers Code: (ABP)

  • Gray

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationMid-Size Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)1.96
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.98
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.78
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.63
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.58
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)4.33
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy37 MPG
Cruising Range - City330.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City25 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined30 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy488.40 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeRegular Unleaded I-4
Displacement1.8 L/110
Fuel SystemMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM145 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM130 @ 4700
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)90
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume96.2 ft³
Front Head Room39.1 in
Front Leg Room42.2 in
Front Shoulder Room56.1 in
Front Hip Room53.8 in
Second Head Room37.3 in
Second Leg Room35.9 in
Second Shoulder Room54.9 in
Second Hip Room53.1 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase106.3 in
Length, Overall179.5 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors70.1 in
Height, Overall56.3 in
Track Width, Front61.5 in
Track Width, Rear62 in
Min Ground Clearance5.3 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume14.9 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight2804 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearTorsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP195/65HR15
Rear Tire SizeP195/65HR15
Wheels
Front Wheel Size15 X 6 in
Rear Wheel Size15 X 6 in
Front Wheel MaterialSteel
Rear Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb34.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.3 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx13.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
10 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 10.3%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.


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