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2011 Kia Forte – Solid Performer with Impressive Quality

The range of fuel efficient 2011 Kia Forte is the latest sensation in the wide automobile market and this Kia range has a huge demand because of its impressive overall quality and bold styling. This solid performer competes with several branded automobiles like the Mazda 3, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and the Scion tC. Due to its minimum maintenance cost, owners can keep this model in a perfect condition for long period.

This Forte range comes in 3 – body styles namely, 4 – door sedan, 2 – door coupe, and last but still important, 4 – door hatchback. On the other hand, the sedan is available in EX, SX and last but not the least, LX trims.


To boosts its comfort level, the LX base trim offers steel 15 – inch wheels, a tilt steering column, a adjustable six – way driver seat, rear 60 / 40 – split – folding seat, a 4 – speaker MP3/ CD audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, USB interface, satellite radio, and auxiliary audio jacks and so on.

On other hand, the EX trim provides a keyless remote ignition and entry, complete power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control and a six-speaker audio system etc. The EX Koup adds firmer tuning suspension, alloy 16 – inch wheels, front sport seats, and an exhaust sportier note.

For comfort of the occupants, the SX trim of 2011 Kia Forte adds a sport – tuned suspension, powerful 2.4 – liter engine, alloy 17 – inch wheelsfog lights, , wider tires, a steering tilt and telescoping column, shift knob, an improved gauge cluster, a steering leather – wrapped wheel, a trip computer, metallic interior trim, and unique cloth upholstery.

The LX trim has some optional amenities like rear split – folding seat and air conditioning. The EX version has extra features such as alloy 16 – inch wheels, front heated seats, sunroof, and leather upholstery.

To improve its power generating capacity, the EX and LX trims have 2.0 – liter 4 – cylinder engine which is able to produce 156 hp of maximum energy and 144 lb – ft of torque. The SX trim has 2.4 – liter engine which generates 168 lb – ft of torque and 173 hp of energy.


Except for the hatchback, engines of all 2011 Kia Forte trims are paired with 6 – speed manual transmission and the engine of hatchback is mated with 6 – speed automatic transmission. As per the fuel EPA estimation, the EX and LX achieves 25 mpg on city streets and 34 mpg on highways with manual transmission.

According to the fuel EPA economy, the SX achieves 22 mpg on city roads and 32 mpg on highways. The top cargo capacity of this automobile is 12.6 cu. Ft and 14.7 cu. Ft in sedan and coupe, respectively.

For the security of the passengers, its safety system adds emergency brake assist, electronic stability control, curtain side airbags, side front airbags, front head active restraints, and antilock disc brakes and many more.

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