2014 Kia Forte 5-Door Hatchback – Review

Kia exposed its new creation at Chicago Auto-Show, including an effective 201 hp turbocharged version.

Lineup Models

  • Kia Forte LX ($16,000)
  • Kia Forte EX ($18,000).

Debuts with a new turbo

Kia 2014 was launched as a four-door sedan but later, Forte 5-Door also joined the lineup. The new 5-Dor Forte’s useful hatch bag, great turbocharged SX trim, comprehensive headlights, 18-inch wheels and strong powerful body makes it a tough competitor and a threat in the section.

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Trim Levels, Specs and Performance

It is offered in two trim levels EX and SX, with two different engines: A 2.0 liter four-cylinder makes 173 horsepower and 154 pounds-ft of torque and comes with the base level (EX). For sporty SX trim, the turbocharged 1.6 liter four-cylinder delivers 201 hp and 195 pounds-ft torque either you can drive it with a standard six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Other features included in EX trim level are 16-inch wheels (alloy), Bluetooth connectivity, leather steering wheel, Cruise control system, Satellite radio, power windows, fog lights, LED running lights, backup camera and UVO multimedia system.  The great SX trim proposes larger brakes, turbocharged engine, LED taillights and 18-inch wheels.

Other optional features contain heated steering wheels, high intensity discharge headlights, sunroof, heated front seat and rear seat, leather interior, cooling function near driver’s seat, push-button start and automatic climate control.

The new Forte is larger, better, wider and stylish than the previous one. This one is more classy and elegant with unique features that you’ll not be able to find in other sedan cars.

Performance Fuel Analysis

2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine produces 173 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 154 lb-ft torque. Six speed transmission comes standard and delivers power to front-wheels. And 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine delivers 201 hp at 6,000 rpm with a six-speed manual gearbox and larger front brakes.

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Both trim levels include standard FlexSteer electric steering and a sport-tuned suspension too.
Kia say that the SX trim level with manual transmission will acquire 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.

Interior and exterior of Kia Forte 2014

The ride looks stylish with unique front and rear styling. Forte 5-Door displays European Style. Headlights sweep into front fenders more dramatically than on the previous Kia Forte. Windshield is set at a sporty rake.  Large wheels fill the wheel space well and new hatchback outline presents performance-oriented European personality very well. LED taillights add to the car’s first-class look.

Overall, the ride appears attractive, neat and sensibly balanced.

2014 Forte 5-Door offers

The 2014 Forte 5-Door offers 5 travelers seating, leather wrapped steering wheel and smooth interior materials.
Seats are comfy and leather wrapped and there’s plenty of room for the passengers in back and front both. The instruments inside are large, big and bright.  Designers have worked hard to give the interior an upscale look.
Safety

It offer features like antilock brakes, traction control system, stability control system, front and side curtain airbags.
New 2014 Kia Forte 5-Door is completely advanced, roomy and elegant ride with latest technology. However, the ride will attract those who prefer a comfortable and convenient car.

Price

The price for this car not so economical but still its fine. it’s price is $17965.

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