InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. Front legroom has come down nearly 1. With the debut of the Forte sedan and 5-door earlier this year, and now the Koup in New York, the Forte lineup has been completely revamped from top to bottom. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. The success of the U. About Kia Motors America Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. For media information, including photography, visit.
You might still pay less for a Forte than a Civic, but the apples-to-apples difference will likely be hundreds of dollars, not thousands. There's also a choice between two engines, a fuel-efficient 1. A turbo-four also debuts in the 5-Door and Koup models. Show full review Vehicle Overview When it hits dealerships at the end of 2013, the redesigned 2014 Koup will be the third body style in the new Kia Forte generation, following the sedan and four-door hatchback, aka 5-Door. Vehicle Overview Within the last five years, the has been reinvented twice. Dynamic Driving Experience Utilizing a 1. Electric power steering has replaced the hydraulic system from the previous Forte, reducing parasitic load.
The optional Popular Package adds 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, keyless entry with remote trunk release and a sliding front armrest. We will pick you up at the airport! 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. The redesigned interior is richer. Large, easy-to-read white-on-black gauges nestle deeply into the instrument cluster. It adds turn signal lights to the side mirrors. Large, easy-to-read instruments dominate the binnacle, and secondary controls fall easily to hand.
C-cars rule over there, and wouldn't we feel that much more virtuous, parsimonious, and efficient if we'd all just squish into smaller cars? Front legroom has come down nearly 1. Testers appreciated that the Forte handled well, sipped fuel, and was loaded with premium features not normally found in compact sedans. Both engines include continuously variable valve timing, which helps provide responsiveness over a wide range while enhancing fuel economy. But it also has small steel wheels, a manual transmission and a host of feature deficiencies. However, Kia makes no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the accuracy of the content presented.
BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. 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. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Colour', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. The back seat is average in size for the category, but the Forte does boast the uncommon option of heated rear seats, and even a heated steering wheel. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter.
The Koup styling was updated to match the Kia family appearance. Units Affected 134366 In our most recent small sedan tests, we reported on the class' progress in overtaking midsize sedans to become the best-selling car segment, opining that perhaps this signaled a convergence in North American and European tastes. Interior The 2014 Koup is roomier, to the tune of more than 3 cubic feet of occupant volume — or 1. Recall Date 2015-01-16 Description Kia Motors America Kia is recalling certain model year 2014 Kia Forte vehicles manufactured December 5, 2012, to April 17, 2014. Both trim levels have the new Flex Steer feature, which allows the driver to vary the amount of power-steering assist by selecting among Comfort, Normal and Sport modes. Both trim levels have power-folding side mirrors standard and offer optional xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights.
On-center steering feel is improved utilizing larger bushings and revised front suspension geometry. Most notably, perhaps, it adopts Kia's more distinct, European-influenced design language that has helped propel the brand's sales in recent years. Around back, the up-kicked fender line and trunk design, with its deep horizontal crease, lend width and charisma while allowing the complex curves of the tail lights to flow over the rear haunches. It adds turn signal lights to the side mirrors. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. The advanced powertrain features double overhead cams with dual continuously variable valve timing to help improve efficiency and performance.
The Kia stands out for offering a little more. Remedy Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad, free of charge. Model value: The Forte is a compact sedan that's one size down from the Kia Optima and one up from the Kia Rio. Inside, the instrument panel is canted 10 degrees toward the driver, for a cockpit feel and there are large, easy-to-read gauges. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. The driver-centric cabin is canted 10 degrees and features high-quality materials and soft touch points. Recall Date 2017-12-01 Description Kia Motors America Kia is recalling certain 2012-2014 Forte and Forte Koup vehicles.
The Forte has a MacPherson strut-type front suspension and coupled torsion-bean rear setup. . Kia is poised to continue its momentum and will continue to build the brand through design innovation, quality, value, advanced safety features and new technologies. With 148 horsepower available at 6,500 rpm and 131 lb. It competes in a crowded segment, against some very established nameplates like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta and Ford Focus, as well as the relatively recent Chevrolet Cruze and Dodge Dart. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557293954732 ; listingsSearchManager. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter.
Safety Standard safety features include the required antilock brakes, electronic stability system with traction control and six airbags: frontal, front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and side curtains along the front and rear seats. The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Slotted between the Rio sub-compact sedan and the best-selling Optima mid-size sedan, the all-new Forte includes a raft of unexpected available premium features in a package that easily accommodates five passengers and their belongings. A full complement of active and passive safety features are standard on every Forte. Gentle ripples across the instrument panel convey serenity, as if small waves are radiating from a pebble dropped into a pond.