2015 Kia Forte 5-Door

2015 Kia Forte 5-Door

5dr HB Auto EX

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
5dr HB Auto EXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$19,690.00
5dr HB Auto SXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$21,890.00
5dr HB Man SXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$20,890.00

4-door Mid-Size Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $19,690.00
Invoice: $18,751.00
Hwy MPG: 33 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 two different body styles, either as a 4-door sedan or as a 2-door "Koup." The 4-door sedan comes in LX and EX grades, while the Koup is available in either EX or SX trims. LX models are powered by a 148-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, while EX models gets a 2.0L direct-injected 4-cylinder that makes 173 hp and 154 pound-feet of torque. The Kia Forte SX Koup comes with a turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder making 201 hp. Both of the non-turbo 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 4-doors only come with the automatic. Both versions of the Koup come standard with a 6-speed manual, while an automatic is optional on either trim.

The Kia Forte sedan features an available Eco Package that 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, 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 4-door models have 15-inch steel wheels while 16-inch alloys are available. EX model includes 16-inch alloys with lower-profile tires while, 17-inch alloys are an option. The Forte Koup SX includes 18-inch wheels as standard.

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 more expensive makes.

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-adjustable 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 tail lamps, dual-zone climate control, rear-seat ventilation and a 4.2-inch color display screen.

The Forte Koup SX includes projector beam foglamps, gloss black painted, dual heated power mirrors, chrome exhaust tips, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters (automatic only,) bigger front brakes and of course a more powerful engine than is available on any other Forte.

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, as well as a minor shuffling of options on the Koup.

Value Writeup

The Forte is a compact 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 Forte 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 three engines, a fuel-efficient 1.8L, a stronger 2.0L or, in the 2-door Koup, a 1.6L turbocharged unit. Every buyer should be able to find the right combination of power and fuel economy.

Pricing

To get up to date 2015 Kia Forte 5-Door 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)

  • Black
  • Gray
 

Steel Blue

Manufacturers Code: (D7U)

  • Black
  • Gray
 

Metallic Bronze

Manufacturers Code: (K3N)

  • Black
  • Gray
 

Abyss Blue

Manufacturers Code: (K3U)

  • Black
  • Gray
 

Snow White Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (SWP)

  • Black
  • Gray
 

Graphite Steel

Manufacturers Code: (MST)

  • Black
  • Gray
 

Aurora Black

Manufacturers Code: (ABP)

  • Black
  • Gray

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationMid-Size Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.39
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.77
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.38
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.06
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy33 MPG
Cruising Range - City330.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City25 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined28 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy435.60 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
Displacement2.0 L/122
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM173 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM154 @ 4700
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)110
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume98.2 ft³
Front Head Room39.4 in
Front Leg Room42.2 in
Front Shoulder Room56.1 in
Front Hip Room53.8 in
Second Head Room38.7 in
Second Leg Room35.9 in
Second Shoulder Room54.9 in
Second Hip Room53.1 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase106.3 in
Length, Overall171.3 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors70.1 in
Height, Overall57.1 in
Track Width, Front61.2 in
Track Width, Rear61.2 in
Min Ground Clearance5.5 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up23.2 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat DownN/A
Trunk VolumeN/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight2871 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 SizeP205/55HR16
Rear Tire SizeP205/55HR16
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size16 X 6.5 in
Rear Wheel Size16 X 6.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare 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: Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: Not Rated

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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