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Installed Packages and Options

  • RACING RED
  • LEATHER PKG -inc: leather seat trim
  • PWR TILT SUNROOF
  • TECH PKG -inc: push button start
  • BLACK

Vehicle Details

Specifications
Overview
Highlights
Description
Standard Features
  • 17 x 7 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • 215/45R17 tires
  • Body-color bumpers -inc: black gloss trim
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • Clear-lens headlamps w/auto-on/off
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Gloss-black front fascia accents
  • LED taillamps
  • Solar control door & rear quarter glass
  • Tinted windshield glass w/shade band
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • (2) front/(2) rear cup holders -inc: front chrome ring trim
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat w/adjustable headrests
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack
  • Bluetooth hands-free link -inc: steering wheel controls
  • Cargo area light
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Center console w/armrest & storage
  • Chrome & satin park brake decor
  • Cruise control
  • Digital clock
  • Dual 12V pwr outlets
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Dual map lights
  • EcoMinder fuel efficiency monitor
  • Front door map pockets w/bottle holders
  • Front sport bucket seats w/active headrests -inc: 6-way manual driver seat
  • Fuel door
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
  • Metal finish trim
  • Metal pedals
  • Outside temp display
  • Pwr door locks
  • Pwr windows
  • Rear window defroster
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • SIRIUS satellite radio
  • Sunglass holder
  • Supervision gauge cluster
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • 2.4L CVVT DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine
  • 6-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD -inc: paddle shifters
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs
  • Speed-sensitive hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Torsion beam rear suspension -inc: coil springs
  • Ventilated front/solid rear pwr disc brakes
  • 3-point front seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • 3-point rear seat belts for all positions
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 5-MPH bumpers
  • Brake assist system (BAS)
  • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system (TCS)
  • Front seat side mounted airbags
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Side impact door beams
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

What's new for the 2012 Kia Forte Koup SX

For 2012, the Kia Forte lineup returns for with only minor trim changes.

Model Highlights

The Forte comes in three different body styles--Forte sedan, Forte Koup (2-door coupe) and Forte 5-door (hatchback)--as well as three different trims: LX, EX and SX. Forte sedans are the only body style to be offered in all three body styles, while Forte Koup and Forte 5-door models can be had only in EX or SX trim.

All Forte models are powered by either a 156-horsepower, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine or by a 173-hp, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. Both engines have continuously variable valve timing to aid in responsiveness and fuel economy, and both can now be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. LX models come with the manual standard and automatic available, while all EX models come with the automatic transmission. Sporty SX models can be had with either transmission.

Fuel economy is good in the Forte regardless of which model, but Fortes optioned with the Fuel Economy Package get low-rolling-resistance silica tires along with aerodynamic enhancements to yield EPA ratings of 27 mpg city, 37 highway.

With the back seats up in position, there's a respectable 14.7 cubic feet of space in the Forte sedan, but the Forte 5-door offers 19.4 cubic feet. With more noise insulation than is typical in this class, the Forte feels quiet and refined inside at anything but full throttle. Leather upholstery and heated seats are available on the SX, also helping to bring an upscale feel.

Kia has paid extra attention to the Forte's ride and handling, combining a very stiff body with a conventional but well-tuned small-car setup, with MacPherson struts in front and a torsion bar in back; most Forte models come with an engine-speed-sensitive hydraulic power-steering system, but EX models with the Fuel Economy Package come with electric power steering to help increase efficiency. SX models, in addition to the more powerful engine, get a performance-tuned suspension along with upgraded brakes.

All Forte models include a 4-speaker sound system with Sirius Satellite Radio capability and a 3-month subscription. Other standard features include Bluetooth connectivity with steering-wheel controls, and a USB connector. SX models also get expanded equipment, including larger alloy wheels, fog lamps, sport seats, leather steering-wheel and shift-knob trim, a special Supervision gauge cluster and tilt/telescopic steering adjustment.

Kia has loaded the Forte with safety features: front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side-curtain bags, active front headrests, electronic stability control and 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are all standard.

  • 2.4L CVVT DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine
  • 6-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD -inc: paddle shifters
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs, monotube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
  • Torsion beam rear suspension -inc: coil springs, monotube shock absorbers
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Speed-sensitive hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Ventilated front/solid rear pwr disc brakes
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • 17" x 7" 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • 215/45R17 tires
  • Body-color bumpers -inc: black gloss trim
  • Gloss-black front fascia accents
  • Clear-lens headlamps w/auto-on/off
  • Front fog lamps
  • LED taillamps
  • Body-color pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • Tinted windshield glass w/shade band
  • Solar control door & rear quarter glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, USB port, (6) speakers w/door-mounted tweeters, speaker lights
  • SIRIUS satellite radio
  • Bluetooth hands-free link -inc: steering wheel controls
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • Front sport bucket seats w/active headrests -inc: 6-way manual driver seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat w/adjustable headrests
  • Sport cloth seat trim
  • Center console w/armrest & storage
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Metal pedals
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
  • Supervision gauge cluster
  • EcoMinder fuel efficiency monitor
  • Tachometer
  • Digital clock
  • Outside temp display
  • Trip computer
  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Fuel door, hood & trunk remote release
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • (2) front/(2) rear cup holders -inc: front chrome ring trim
  • Dual 12V pwr outlets
  • Metal finish trim
  • Front door map pockets w/bottle holders
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Sunglass holder
  • Dual map lights
  • Cargo area light
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Chrome & satin park brake decor
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (BAS)
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system (TCS)
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • 5-MPH bumpers
  • Side impact door beams
  • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Front seat side mounted airbags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • 3-point rear seat belts for all positions
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Internal emergency trunk release

Equipment

  • TECH PKG -inc: push button start smart key navigation system SIRIUS traffic auto climate control chrome exterior door handles
  • LEATHER PKG -inc: leather seat trim heated front seats auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • PWR TILT SUNROOF
  • RACING RED
  • BLACK SEAT TRIM
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tires - Front Performance
  • Tires - Rear Performance
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Fog Lamps
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Satellite Radio
  • Requires Subscription
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Bucket Seats
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Floor Mats
  • Cruise Control
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Trip Computer
  • Power Windows
  • Power Door Locks
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Door Locks
  • Cruise Control
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • A/C
  • Rear Defrost
  • Power Outlet
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Front Reading Lamps
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Emergency Trunk Release

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