Kia has announced the price list for the 2014 Forte Sedan. The lower, longer and wider Forte will offer a sportier and more upscale design, better performance, greater interior space and a wider array of premium amenities than its predecessor when it goes on sale within the next 30 days. The starting price is just $15,900 excluding $800 destination charge.
The entry-level LX is powered by a 1.8 liter MPI with 150HP (110 kW) and 177Nm (131 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic available as an option for additional $1,500.
The EX trim is coming with a 2.0 liter GDI with 175HP (129 kW) and 208Nm (154 lb-ft) of torque. It is available only with automatic gearbox.
The base LX model comes standard with steering wheel-mounted audio controls, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth wireless technology, power windows, air conditioning and heated power-folding mirrors among the many features that make the Forte stand out from its competition. The optional Popular Package (LX A/T only) adds 16” alloy wheels, cruise control, keyless entry with remote trunk release and a sliding front armrest.
The EX adds Kia’s next-generation UVO in-vehicle infotainment and telematics system with eServices is standard and can now be integrated with an optional navigation system. Additional standard EX features include remote keyless entry with trunk opener, Rear Camera Display, a sliding center armrest and a cooling glove box. The new optional FlexSteer system allows the driver to choose between three distinct steering profiles: Comfort, Normal and Sport. Features found on the optional Premium Package include heated front and rear seats, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with class-exclusive air-cooled ventilation, leather seat trim, power sunroof, 17” alloy wheels and push button start with Smart Key and a heated steering wheel. Opting for the Technology Package, adds HID headlights, LED tail lights, a 4.2-inch color LCD cluster screen and dual-zone automatic temperature control with rear center ventilation.