2013 Chicago Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The 2014 Kia Forte Five-Door, which goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013, debuted on Thursday at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
- The high-end 2014 Kia Forte SX with a 201-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, is the most powerful Forte sold in the U.S. to date.
- Pricing will be announced closer to launch.
The high-end 2014 Kia Forte SX with a 201-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, is the most powerful Forte sold in the U.S. to date.
Pricing will be announced closer to launch, said Kia Motors America.
The 2014 Kia Forte will be featured in two trim levels, EX and SX. The Forte EX gets a 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder engine that delivers 173 hp. The engine is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. The SX is equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic transmission.
Standard equipment in the Forte EX includes 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, tilt-and-telescoping steering column, power windows and LED headlights with foglights.
Standard equipment on the Forte SX includes 18-inch alloy wheels, dual chrome exhaust tips and LED taillights. It also features a more aggressive front fascia with larger bumper and grille openings, black gloss grille inserts, larger front brakes, alloy sport pedals and seats with carbon fiber-style accents.
Options include a navigation system with HD Radio, heated steering wheel, 10-way adjustable power driver seat and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Edmunds says: The Kia Forte lineup gets kicked up a notch with the 2014 Forte Five-Door.