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2014 Kia Forte 5 SX, EX Models To Go On Sale In USA This Fall
The 2013 Chicago Auto Show has been seriously ignited with the unveiling of Kia Motors America’s red hot 2014 Forte 5-door hatchback.
The all-new Forte 5-door SX has a design that is very much pulled from the streets of Europe, as well as a powerful 1.6L gasoline direct-injected (GDI) turbocharged four-cylinder engine putting out 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, making this model the most powerful in the Forte family.
We can expect to see the 2014 Forte 5-door in showrooms sometime during the third quarter of this year, with pricing expected to be released closer to that date.
“2014 Kia Forte 5 -door hatchback sales to commence this fall
The 2014 Kia Forte 5-door comes in a pair of different trim levels, EX and SX, as well as two very distinct engine choices.
On top of all that, the new Kia Forte will also have a list of premium standard features that are not normally found in the compact segment.
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Forte EX, SX Engines
The base EX model of the Forte 5-door comes with a pretty powerful 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder engine putting out a healthy 173 horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The high performance SX has the 1.6-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that we mentioned earlier in this piece.
Opting for the SX trim level also means having the option of a 6-speed manual transmission. If you’d sooner stick to manual, you can opt for the 6-speed with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Kia Forte 5 Tires
The performance levels of the Forte 5-door gets another boost thanks to a sport-tuned suspension with a McPherson strut setup in front and a torsion beam rear design.
If you opt for the EX, you will ride on 205/55R-16 tires, while the SX delivers a sportier driving experience with 225/40R-18 tires.