Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

AutoBlog: 2010 Kia Forte Sedan priced from $14,390*

Recommended Posts

Filed under: Car Buying, Economy, Sedans/Saloons, Kia

2010 Kia Forte - Click above for high-res image gallery

Following the ill-timed Borrego and ultra chic Soul is the new 2010 Kia Forte Sedan. This compact four-door, soon to be joined by a Koup, will replace the Spectra in Kia's line up and wind up being only a couple hundred dollars more expensive. Kia announced today that the 2010 Forte Sedan will start at $14,200 in base LX trim, which includes a delivery charge of $695. The mid-level Forte EX will start at $16,490 and the top shelf SX model will begin at $17,890.

The SX model will be the sportiest trim level and has a sport tuned suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels and larger front brakes along with a black interior trimmed in red stitching. What really gets the Forte SX going is its 2.4-liter four-cylinder rated at a healthy 173 horsepower; it's paired with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic. The LX and EX make do with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 156 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque that's paired with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.

Our choice would clearly be the SX, and we wouldn't necessarily be penalized at the pump with its 22 city/32 highway mpg rating. LX and EX models with the smaller 2.0-liter engine achieve a slightly better rating of 25/34 mpg, while a special Fuel Economy Package can be ordered on the EX model that includes Motor Drive Power Steering, a "smart alternator", silica tires and special aero enhancements to achieve 27/36 mpg.

Check out Kia's official press release after the jump for more info.

Gallery: 2010 Kia Forte


[source: Kia]

Continue reading 2010 Kia Forte Sedan priced from $14,390*

2010 Kia Forte Sedan priced from $14,390* originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 11 Jun 2009 14:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments


autoblog?i=u5wY7isXp7o:3N3gwEJagGc:wF9xT autoblog?i=u5wY7isXp7o:3N3gwEJagGc:V_sGL

View the full article

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We  Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets