2012 Kia Forte Consumer Review: quicker than you expect

2012 Kia Forte - Consumer Review

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SX 4dr Hatchback (2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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quicker than you expect
By rb7385899 on


2012 Kia Forte SX 4dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


I have the hatch with the 2.4 liter.
this is a seriously fast car (for its class/price) with 0-60 in about 7 seconds (A/T).
i've owned mine since february 2011, and have about 11,000 miles on it.
no service issues so far.

Best Features

heated leather seats. strong/torque-y engine. fuel economy (24 on a mostly suburban commute). quiet. good handling.

Worst Features

heated outside mirrors should be paired with the heated leather seats. What would this cost - $50 at most? the 17 inch wheels and low profile tires are harsh. This is a vehicle that does not forgive speed bumps and potholes. on smooth roads its a lot of fun though.
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By btatr
on 12/20/11 05:44 AM (PST)

The Forte SX hatchback is indeed a fabulous car. The combination of a powerful 2.4 liter engine with a silky smooth 6 speed automatic transmission is well done. Of course the SX has a sports suspension which improves handing but the laws of physics apply. If you want better handling, you also have to live with a slightly stiffer ride over rough roads. You can't have it both ways. Although we have a Forte SX and love almost everything about it, including the nifty storage tray under the rear compartment, one thing is missing, an inside the cabin hatchback release button.

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