2018 Kia Forte5 LX Auto

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Price with options: $18,300

MSRP: $18,300

Base Invoice: $17,532

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City: 25 - Hwy: 34

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2018 Kia Forte5 Pros

In 2018 the Kia Forte gets minor updates to its packages and safety features. UVO3 with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay have been added to the Popular package, the S model receives 16-inch alloy wheels, the Technology package now includes a sunroof.

2018 Kia Forte5 Model Highlights

The 2018 Kia Forte is offered in two different body styles, either as a 4-door sedan or as a 4-door hatchback. The 4-door sedan comes in LX, S, and EX grades, while the hatchback is available in either LX, EX or SX trims. LX models are powered by a 147-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, while EX models gets a more powerful 2.0L direct-injected 4-cylinder that makes 164 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque. The Kia Forte SX Koup comes with a turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder making 201 horsepower. Both of the non-turbo engines include continuously variable valve timing, which helps provide responsiveness over a wide range while enhancing fuel economy. LX models offer a choice between a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic transmission, while EX 4-doors only come with the automatic. Both versions of the Koup come standard with a 6-speed manual, while an automatic is optional on either trim.

The Kia Forte sedan features an available Eco Package that adds Idle Stop & Go, a system that will automatically shut off the engine at stoplights; it also adds dual-zone climate control, rear-seat ventilation and special badging. LX trims now offer a Popular Plus Package, which provides cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels and a rear camera display.

The Forte has a MacPherson strut-type front suspension and coupled torsion-beam rear setup. Across the model line, electric power steering is included. An available Flex Steer system lets drivers choose between Comfort, Normal and Sport modes, changing the steering feel with the press of a button. Base LX 4-door models have 15-inch steel wheels while 16-inch alloys are available. EX model includes 16-inch alloys with lower-profile tires while, 17-inch alloys are an option. The Forte Koup SX includes 18-inch wheels as standard.

Inside, the instrument panel is canted 10 degrees toward the driver for a cockpit feel and there are large, easy-to-read gauges. There's a multi-information display with 4.2-inch screen on EX models and trims and materials are in line with more upscale vehicles.

Forte LX models come standard with air conditioning, power windows, power heated mirrors, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity and Sirius Satellite Radio compatibility. EX models add remote keyless entry, a rear backup camera, a sliding center armrest and a cooled glovebox.

EX options are grouped into several packages. The Premium Package includes heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat, cooling for the driver's seat, leather upholstery, a power sunroof, push-button start, a Smart Key system and a heated steering wheel. Separately, a Technology Package combines HID headlamps, LED tail lamps, dual-zone climate control, rear-seat ventilation and a 4.2-inch color display screen.

The Forte Koup SX includes projector beam foglamps, gloss black painted, dual heated power mirrors, chrome exhaust tips, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, bigger front brakes and of course a more powerful engine than is available on any other Forte.

2018 Kia Forte5 Model News

The Forte is a compact that's one size down from the Kia Optima and one up from the Kia Rio. It competes in a crowded segment, against some very established nameplates like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Accord, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta and Ford Focus, as well as the Chevrolet Cruze. The Kia Forte stands out for offering a little more equipment for the same price -- as well as some standout comfort options, such as a heated steering wheel and cooled driver's seat. There's also a choice between three engines, a fuel-efficient 2.0L, a stronger 2.0L or, in the 2-door Koup, a 1.6L turbocharged unit. Every buyer should be able to find the right combination of power and fuel economy.

2018 Kia Forte5 Value Writeup

Stylish exterior; choice of powertrains; fuel-efficiency; great list of standard equipment; standout comfort and convenience options

Brakes
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Disc Brake Type
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
11 Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Electrical
600 Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary)
90 Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
Engine
2.0 L/122 Displacement
Engine Order Code
Regular Unleaded I-4 Engine Type
MPI Fuel System
147 @ 6200 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 4500 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
Mileage
25 EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34 EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A)
Suspension
Strut Suspension Type - Front
Strut Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transmission
Front Wheel Drive Drivetrain
1.00 Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.40 First Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
3.44 Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.73 Second Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 Third Gear Ratio (:1)
Automatic w/OD Trans Description Cont.
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Order Code
6 Trans Type
Vehicle
Mid-Size Cars EPA Classification
MECHANICAL
Engine: 2.0L I4 DOHC D-CVVT GDI
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic -inc: Sportmatic shifting
Front-Wheel Drive
3.06 Axle Ratio
68-Amp/Hr 600CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
90 Amp Alternator
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front Anti-Roll Bar
Electric Power-Assist Steering
13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
EXTERIOR
Wheels: 15" x 6.0J Steel w/Full Wheel Covers
Tires: P195/65R15
Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Body-Colored Rear Bumper
Black Side Windows Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Lip Spoiler
Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
ENTERTAINMENT
Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM Audio System -inc: 6 speakers w/door-mounted tweeters, USB/auxiliary input jacks and Bluetooth wireless technology
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
Streaming Audio
Integrated Roof Antenna
INTERIOR
Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's seat
Driver Seat
4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Remote Keyless Entry w/Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
Manual Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Illuminated Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Chrome Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Vinyl Door Trim Insert
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
Woven Cloth Seat Trim
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering
Carpet Floor Trim
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Rigid Cargo Cover
Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Display
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
1 Seatback Storage Pocket
Perimeter Alarm
2 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration
SAFETY
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners