In the past some Korean car manufactures have blatantly copied much more expensive competitors like the Mercedes Benz or Jaguar, but the Forte only takes the better design cues from the Civic and builds on them with a unique, original, and perhaps sexy spin on the standard Civic.
So does the new Kia Forte SX offer dependability, comfort, style, and safety at an MSRP that won’t bust the typical budget?
Check out the video review below or read about KIA Forte SX HERE.
Review 2010 Kia Forte SX
Price as Tested: $20,490.00
Engine, Transmission: 2.4 16-Valve DOHC CVVT 4-Cylinder engine with 4-speed automatic transmission
G-Tac as tested Data at 5420 feet above sea level
1/4 Mile: 18.72 second at 83 mph
0-60 mph: 11.6 sec
60-0 stopping: 113 feet
Max Acceleration: .57 g’s
EPA Fuel Economy Estimates
City: 23 mpg
Highway: 31 mpg
Combined: 26.0 mpg
As tested: 23.9 mpg
CO2 per year: 7,826 lbs
Roman Mica is a columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early
years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars
for the active set, you can find him training for triathlons and
writing about endurance sports for, EverymanTri.com.