2014 Kia Forte | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Kia Forte. 2014 Kia Forte is one brand new car from Kia that was released in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2014 Kia Forte.
Kia decided it was time to reboot, and that’s what the 2014 Forte represents, a comprehensive makeover that allows the marketing troops to employ that most beloved of automotive descriptions all new with what seems to be considerable justification.
Developed under the baton of Peter Schreyer, the former Audi designer who has revitalized Kia styling, the latest Forte, generation five in the company’s compact-car series, is an eye pleaser. The sheetmetal defining its revised dimensions is more sculpted along the sides, lending character to a profile that was previously pretty bland, and the overall shape is strongly reminiscent of a Honda Civic. Beyond that, the body shell, composed of 63-percent high-tensile steel, is 37 percent stiffer in torsional rigidity, says Kia, and up to 280 fewer pounds at the curb.
2014 Kia Forte Release Date :
Meanwhile some rumors told that 2014 Kia Forte release date will be in late this year. Yes, the Forte’s $16,700 starting price (with destination), is one of the lowest in the category, but that’s more of a marketing gimmick, because Kia won’t make many of those bare-bones vehicles and you don’t want one anyway. We promise that we will update soon after Kia announces 2014 Kia Forte price.
2014 Kia Forte Price :
With a $16,700 – $20,200 starting price, the 2014 Kia Forte EX comes well equipped with standard USB/aux input, Bluetooth, cruise control, steering-wheel-mounted controls, air-conditioning and Kia’s unique Uvo eServices infotainment/telematics system with standard back-up camera.
2014 Kia Forte Interior :
One of the biggest draws to the car will likely be the way it looks. We usually don’t talk about styling, given its subjective nature. But we doubt we’ll find much argument when we say the Forte is one of the sharpest-looking cars in its segment. Furthermore, the redesigned Forte is longer, lower and wider than its predecessor. As a result, Kia claims that the upsized Forte is big enough inside to be classified as a midsize sedan.
Once again, the Forte will come in three body styles. Coming out first is the sedan, followed later by the four-door hatchback and two-door coupe. In keeping with Kia’s value proposition, even the base LX trim level offers standard niceties such as Bluetooth and an iPod interface, while high-end luxury car features such as xenon headlights, keyless ignition/entry and even heated rear seats are available. There are three different engines for the 2014 Kia Forte and all make more than competitive power.
The Kia Forte is currently available as a sedan in LX and EX trim levels. The four-door hatchback (available in EX and SX trims) and two-door coupe (“Koup”) will debut later in the model year.
Standard features on the LX sedan include 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and USB/iPod/auxiliary input jacks.
2014 Kia Forte Exterior :
Spring for the EX and you get all the above plus a more powerful engine, adjustable steering effort, foglights, LED running lights, chrome accents, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Kia’s Uvo voice-activated infotainment system, a rearview camera, a sliding console armrest and a fold-down rear center armrest.
Options for the EX include 17-inch wheels and two option packages. The Premium package features a sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a ventilated eight-way power driver seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Technology package includes xenon headlights, LED taillights, dual-zone air-conditioning with rear seat vents and a navigation system.
The EX hatchback echoes the sedan, while the SX version includes those features but takes a sportier tack, with a turbocharged engine, 17-inch wheels, unique front and rear fascia styling, chrome exhaust tips and metal sport pedals. Option packages for the EX and SX hatchback essentially mirror those for the EX sedan.
2014 Kia Forte Engine :
The LX is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder making 148 horsepower and 131 pound-feet of torque. Power runs to the front wheels through a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The EX gets a direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder generating 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque and the six-speed automatic.
There’s newness under the hood, as well. The Forte offers a choice of two new four-cylinder engines, one for each of its two trim levels. The base LX is towed by a 1.8-liter rated for 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque, this one borrowed from the Hyundai Elantra parts bin. Moving uptown to the Forte EX nets a 2.0-liter with 173 horsepower and 154 lb-ft. Both have dual overhead cams, 16 valves, and variable valve timing, and both share an 81-mm cylinder bore. The 2.0 has a longer stroke (97 mm), a higher compression ratio (11.5:1 versus 10.3), and direct injection. A six-speed manual transmission is available, but only with the 1.8-liter engine. A six-speed automatic is optional there and standard in the EX.