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Kia Forte - The first of its kind.


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The 2010 Kia Forte.

Sporting stylish and aggressive design cues, the new Forte firmly establishes itself as a strong contender in its segment. With a bold look set apart by crisp lines, swept-back headlamps and a sleek profile, Forte exudes a confident stance that conveys motion both while cruising the highway and parked in the driveway. Available in three trim levels (LX, EX and SX), Forte offers a sleek, sophisticated design. The sportier SX trim offers a more athletic profile with 17-inch alloy wheels paired with P215/45R17-sized premium tires and a rear spoiler.





2010 Kia Forte Specifications

GENERAL INFO

 

Body configuration

Compact sedan

Body type

Steel unibody

Drivetrain layout

Front engine, front drive

Passenger capacity

5


ENGINE

 

Type

LX & EX:  2.0-liter, in-line four-cylinder, aluminum block and aluminum head
SX:  2.4-liter, inline four-cylinder, aluminum block and aluminum head

Valve gear

LX & EX:  DOHC, four valves/cylinder w/ CVVT
SX:  DOHC, four valves/cylinder w/ CVVT

Horsepower (hp @ rpm)

LX & EX:  156 @ 6200
SX:  173 @ 6000

Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm)

LX & EX:  144 @ 4300
SX:  168 @ 4000

Bore x stroke (mm)

LX & EX:  86.0 x 86.0
SX:  88.0 x 97.0

Displacement (cc)

LX & EX:  1998
SX:  2359

Compression ratio

LX & EX:  10.5:1
SX:  10.5:1

Emissions rating

50-state:  LEV-II (ULEV) Tier-2 (Bin 4)
CAL:  LEV-II (SULEV PZEV)

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

13.7

Engine oil capacity (qt.)

LX & EX:  4.1
SX:  4.5


DRIVETRAIN

 

Transmission

LX & EX:  Five-speed manual
SX:  Six-speed manual
LX & EX:  Electronically controlled four-speed automatic
EX w/ Fuel Economy Package
SX:  Electronically controlled five-speed automatic w/ Sportmatic

 

LX & EX

Gear ratios :1

M/T A/T

1st

3.308

2.919

2nd

1.962

1.551

3rd

1.189

1.000

4th

0.905

0.713

5th

0.702

--

Reverse

3.583

2.480

Final drive

4.188

3.681

Clutch type

Single dry plate w/ hydraulic control

Torque converter


 

EX w/ Fuel Economy Package & SX

Gear ratios :1

M/T A/T

1st

3.267

3.939

2nd

1.931

2.093

3rd

1.636

1.349

4th

1.216

0.962

5th

1.027

0.713

6th

0.829

--

Reverse

3.588

3.347

Final drive

4.063 (1, 2, R)
2.955 (3, 4, 5, 6)

3.099

Clutch type

Dual mass flywheel w/ hydraulic control

Torque converter


SUSPENSION

 

Front

Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar

Rear

Torsion beam w/ struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar


STEERING

 

Type

Engine-speed-sensitive, power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft.)

33.8


DIMENSIONS (in.)

 

Exterior:

 

Overall length

178.3

Overall width

69.9

Overall height

57.5

Wheelbase

104.3

Track, front/rear

61.3 / 61.6

Ground Clearance

5.9

Interior:

 

Headroom, front/rear

40.0 / 37.8

Shoulder room, front/rear

55.7 / 54.7

Legroom, front/rear

43.3 / 35.0

Front hip room, front/rear

53.0 / 53.3

Interior volume (cu. ft.)

96.8

Cargo volume (cu. ft.)

14.7


BRAKES

 

Type

Hydraulic, power-assisted vacuum w/ four-sensor, four-channel
ABS + ESC

Front

LX & EX:  11.0-inch ventilated discs
SX:  11.8-inch ventilated discs

Rear

10.3-inch solid discs


TIRES & WHEELS

 

Tires

P195/65R15 (LX)
P205/55R16 (EX)
P215/45R17 (SX)

Wheels

5.5J x 15 steel (LX)
6.0J x 16 alloy (EX)
7.0J x 17 alloy (SX)


FUEL ECONOMY (mpg)

LX & EX

SX

 

City/Highway

5-speed M/T

25 / 34

--

6-speed M/T

--

22 / 32

4-speed A/T

25 / 34

--

5-speed A/T

27 / 36

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