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2011 Kia Forte Koup EX

2011 Kia Forte Koup Review

(3 Stars)  Looks like Civic Si. Doesn't drive like it

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Overview
For the 2010 model year, Kia has introduced Forte's in both a sedan and high style coup. These will replace the spectra in Kia's lineup. The coup is available in only two trim levels, the more value oriented EX and the sportier SX. The Sedan however, is available with three different trim levels to choose from.

Each trim level comes with its own engine. The SX has a 2.4 liter four cylinder which provides 173 horsepower with a 6 speed stick or auto transmission choice. The EX gets along with a 2.0 liter four generating 156 horsepower and a choice of a 5 speed manual or a 4 speed auto transmission. Both engines lose a couple of HP in their SULEV incarnations.

As there aren't many coupes in this price class, the Honda civic is a good vehicle for making comparisons. The Forte even invokes some of the styling of the Civic. With overall excellent fit and finish and the two different performance levels, as with the civic and civic SI, the Forte is a viable competitor to the civic.

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2011 Forte Koup EX Coupe 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 EX Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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