Kia Forte - A Safe Choice
The 2011 and 2012 Kia Forte is Kia's contribution to the competitive compact-car market segment.
Introduced just a few years back, the Forte offers the driver a number of styling options based on one's needs and personality. This Kia's versatility offers not only two body styles - the conventional 4-door sedan and the sportier 5-door hatch-back - but three different trims in the LX, EX, and SX. No matter what you choose, you know you'll be driving in one of America's safest vehicles.
Safety and the Forte
The Kia Forte is one of the safest compacts on the road. Named a 2010 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Forte comes equipped with:
- traction and stability control
- side curtain airbags
- active head restraints
- anti-lock brakes with brake assist
- electronic brake-force distribution
- tire pressure monitoring system
Both the 2011 and 2012 Kia Fortes are available in three trims: the LX (sedan only), EX and SX. The LX and EX versions are powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that generates 156-hp, while the sporty SX boasts a 2.4L four-cylinder that will get you 173 horsepower. All are available with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
Inside and Out of the Forte
Exterior features in the 2012 Kia Forte include crisp styling, Kia's family grille, and 15-17 inch alloy wheels. On the inside, standard goodies include an auxiliary audio input and USB port, with the option of:
- heated front seats
- telescoping steering wheel
- navigation system
- backup camera
- push-button start
Sedan or Hatchback, LX or SX or EX; the choice is yours. What you don't have a choice on? Getting one of the country's safest vehicles at an affordable price in the 2012 Kia Forte.