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Kia Announces 2014 Forte LX, EX Sedan Prices

Kia has always been known as a brand that delivers real value, and that’s a trend they will continue with the release of the 2014 Forte sedan.

With an MSRP of just $15,900 (plus $800 destination fee) it will be the lowest priced car in the segment.

The all-new Kia Forte 4-door sedan is lower, longer and wider than before, with an upscale design that has a definite sporty appeal. It also delivers better performance and comes with a ton of premium amenities.

The all-new Forte will hit the market in the next 30 days (at the end of April 2013)!

The 2014 Forte is available in LX and EX variants and has a couple of different engine options.

The choices are an efficient 1.8L 148-horsepower engine or a more powerful 2.0L 173-horsepower GDI unit. Fuel economy for the more potent 2,0l engine comes in at 24 mpg city/36 highway/28 combined.

There are 3 Forte models to choose from:

  • the base Forte LX costs $15,900 and comes with a 1.8L engine and manual 6-speed transmission.
  • The Forte LX is also available with a 6-speed automatic transmission and a base price of $17,400.
  • The top of the range Forte EX comes with a 2.0L GDI engine and six-speed automatic transmission, and starts at just $19,400.

Note: The destination charge for all three Forte models is not included in the pricing above and is an additional $800.

2014 Forte LX, EX Features

The all-new Forte was given the chance to shine, courtesy of the popular Hot Bots commercial that aired during the Super Bowl.

The Forte fits snugly between the Rio sub-compact and the top-selling 2014 Optima mid-size sedan, and features one of the best technology and upgraded amenities in the small car category.

Both the LX and EX trims come equipped with an impressive collection of premium features which, once again, showcase Kia’s reputation of offering more for less.

Standard equipment on the base LX model includes steering wheel-mounted audio controls, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, power windows, air conditioning and heated power-folding mirrors.

If you want to spend a little more, you can opt for the Popular Package (LX A/T only) which features 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, keyless entry with remote trunk release and a sliding front armrest.

The EX trim delivers even more, including a 2.0-liter GDI engine with Sportmatic shifting and a wide array of comfort and convenience features.

Standard UVO system

Also coming standard on all trim levels is the Kia UVO 2.0 infotainment system with eServices, which can now be integrated with a navigation system (optional).

Other standard features on the EX include remote keyless entry with trunk opener, Rear Camera Display, a sliding center armrest and a cooling glove box.

There is also an optional FlexSteer system that allows the driver to choose one of three steering options: Comfort, Normal, and Sport.

Kia Forte Offers Optional Premium, Technology Packages

There is also the option of a Premium Package that features 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-inch alloy wheels and push button start with Smart Key and a heated steering wheel.

Another option available in he 2014 Kia Forte is the Technology Package which comes with features such as HID headlights, LED tail lights, a 4.2-inch color LCD cluster screen and dual-zone automatic temperature control with rear center ventilation.

3 thoughts on “Kia Announces 2014 Forte LX, EX Sedan Prices

  1. Anyone know what kind of sound system this car will have? Will it have the Infinity system w/ subwoofer (like in the Optima), or just your plain jane 4-6 speaker system? Find it kind of odd that they’d have an UVO 2 with potentially subpar audio, but wouldn’t put it past them.

  2. Actually, the Dart is a REALLY nice car. I just rented one a few days ago and it left me really impressed. I haven’t driven a Forte yet, but hopefully it will leave me more impressed.

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