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2011 Kia Forte LX Sedan

2011 Kia Forte Review

(3 Stars)  Much better, but still not the best

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The replacement for the spectra, the Forte is Kia's answer to the likes of the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and the Mazda 3. The Forte was a new model in 2010 and Kia is touting it as a viable competitor to the Japanese imports.

The Forte Sedan offers two different options for engines. A 2.0 liter four with available 5 speed stick or 4 speed auto, producing 156 horsepower. They also offer the top line 2.4 liter four with a 6 speed transmission in either automatic or manual flavors. This larger engine produces 173 horsepower. Kia has added a new model to their Forte lineup for 2011. A five door featuring the same wheelbase as the sedan and similar dimensions in general except for when it comes to storage capacity.

The hatchback model shares its engine with the upper end sedan options. This can again be mated to a 6 speed transmission in either manual or automatic configuration. It is likely similar trim levels will be available as well, including the LX, EX, and the top of the line SX.

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2011 Forte LX Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 26 MPG city, 36 MPG highway, 29 MPG combined and 398 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
13.7gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 156 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 144 ft lb of torque @ 4,300 rpm

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'11 Kia LX Sedan Standard Equipment

Auto On Headlights
Power Outlet(s)
Steering Wheel Tilt
Cup Holders
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Airbag
Rear Curtain Airbag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
Compact Disc Player
Satellite Radio
Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
Wheel Covers
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