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2011 Kia Forte Koup named one of the Top 10 coolest cars under $18.000
Kelley’s Blue Book names 2011 Kia Forte Koup one of the “Top 10 Coolest Cars Under $18.000”!
The Kia 2011 Forte Koup has been named one of the “Top 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000” by Kelley Blue Book’s popular site kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is the leading and one of the most popular providers of information regarding new and used cars in the USA.
The “Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000” list surveyed the marketplace for new cars that were fun to own, drive and, most importantly, had the “cool factor”. The editors of kbb.com included the cars by checking their Fair Purchase Price from Kelley Blue Book, which accurately reflects the changing prices in a changing marketplace.
The 2011 Forte Koup was selected for the list because of its style, affordability and modern technologies that it provides at the given price range. According to the editors of Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, the Kia Forte Koup was also the sportiest looking car in the list.
Those who don’t know much about the stylish sports coupe from Kia, let us reveal you a few important facts about it. The Forte Koup comes in two trims, EX and SX, and is a two-door coupe that come pre-installed with an overabundance of amenities and power.
The 2011 Forte EX model is powered by a 156-horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder engine, whereas the SX model comes with a 2.4L inline four-cylinder that delivers 173 horsepower. The torques delivered by the engines are 144 and 168 pound-feet, respectively. The starting price of the car is under $17.000 (MSRP).
The Forte Koup comes with standard equipment that includes Bluetooth wireless technology, USB/iPod integration, and a satellite ready audio system. It is available with a six speaker MP3 audio system that is outfitted with Sirius XM Satellite Radio. The steering wheel is mounted with voice-activated controls that use Bluetooth for easier functioning.
According to Michael Sprague, vice president of marketing & communications, Kia Motors America, the Forte Koup’s recognition by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com as a ‘cool’ vehicle is further validation of the carmakers strategy to provide consumers with a compelling combination of aggressive styling and performance, a long list of standard safety features and strong overall value.
The Forte Koup, like the rest of the Kia lineup, continues to raise the bar in the segment by offering performance and modern technologies that contribute to an outstanding experience for every owner.