Kia Forte 5-Door Hatchback

Meet the all-new Kia Forte 5-door hatchback!

This highly-attractive 5-door compact hatchback has just been given a whole new look inside-out.

The new Forte5 incorporates an eye-catching European-inspired hatchback design, comfortable interior and fully redesigned platform to offer sportier ride and handling.

Complementing the sporty look of the new model is the 1.6L gasoline direct-injected -GDI turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which generates no less than 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque!

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2014 Changes – What’s new

“Fitted with 1,6L turbo engine, this is the most powerful Forte 5-door ever!”

  • new 1,6L turbo engine (201 horsepower)
  • fully redesigned exterior design
  • new platform improves the car’s ride and handling
  • new “UVO” infotainment system

 Video: Forte5 1,6L Turbo Review

What consumers like about the new Kia Forte 5-Door Hatchback:

General Description:

Kia’s global chief of design, Peter Schreyer, was the man in charge of overseeing the development of the Forte5 at the Kia design studio in Seoul.

Among the European inspired highlights of the great looking hatchback are large wheels and an aggressive stance.

Much like its sedan sibling, the Forte5 has swept headlights that dig deep into the front fender. A heavily rake windshield and broad shoulders give off an aggressive stare, while the LED positioning lights up front give the car a sporty, premium style.

The aforementioned wheels clock in at 18-inches to fully fill the wheel wells, giving a definite European sense of style to the hatchback.

Around back, LED taillights add to the premium feel of the car, while sportiness is served by the Forte5’s twin chrome exhaust tips.

This is a vehicle that delivers on a number of levels. The hatchback design offers plenty of cargo space, while the turbocharged engine serves as a reminder that this is a sporty model.

If it’s power you want, move on up to the Forte5 SX, Kia’s most powerful car ever. Under the hood is a 1.6-liter GDI turbocharged 4-cylinder that delivers killer performance.

All of the power is delivered to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.

The turbocharged unit cranks out an impressive 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.

Related news:

  1. Complementing its gorgeous style the vehicle packs in power under the hood.
  2. The ex-Audi styling spearhead, Peter Schreyer with his team has put in all his imagination to merge technology with creativity that the car has been rightfully named to WardsAuto’s list of ’10 Best Interiors of 2013.

Trim Levels: Features, Specification and Options:

The 2014 model of 5-door Forte Hatchback is available in trim levels: EX and SX

Some of the features on the EX trim include,

  • Exterior:

A.      Body:

  1. Chrome finish exterior door handles (standard)
  2. Body color dual heated power mirrors (standard)
  3. Mirror mounted LED turn signal indicators (standard)
  4. Solar control glass (standard)
  5. Projector beam headlights (standard)
  6. Front fog lights – bulb type (standard)
  7. Positioning LED lights (standard)
  8. Heated rear glass with timer (standard)
  9. Illuminated door handle pockets (optional)
  10. HID projector beam headlights (optional)

B.      Wheels: 16-in alloy wheels (standard)
C.      Length X Width X Height (in): 171.3 X 70.1 X 57.1
D.      Ground Clearance (in): 5.5
E.       Tires: 205/55R16
F.       Wheelbase (in): 106.3
G.     Track (Front X Rear – in): 61.2 X 61.7 (16-in)

  • Interior:
  1. SiriusXM audio system with 6-speakers (standard)
  2. UVO eServices infotainment system (standard)
  3. Rear camera display (standard)
  4. Cruise control with steering-wheel controls (standard)
  5. FlexSteer driver selectable steering assist (standard)
  6. Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel (standard)
  7. Remote keyless entry with trunk opener (standard)
  8. Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob (standard)
  9. Push button start with smart key and immobilizer (optional)
  10. Heated front and rear seats (optional)
  • Engine: 2.0L, 4-Cylinder (6-speed automatic)
  • Horsepower: 173 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway MPG): 24/34
  • Color: The 5-door Kia Forte hatchback offers a range of exciting colors to choose from.
  • Base Price: MSRP $19,700



The SX trim has most of the EX standard and optional amenities as standard features. Apart from that some of the exclusive features on the SX trim include:

  • Exterior:

A.      Body:

  1. Black pearl exterior door handles (standard)
  2. Dual chrome exhaust tips (standard)
  3. Black pearl dual heated power mirrors (standard)
  4. LED front fog lights (standard)
  5. Illuminated door handle pockets (standard)
  6. Positioning LED lights (standard)
  7. Rear LED combination lamps (standard)
  8. Perimeter approach lighting (standard)
  9. Power sunroof (optional)
  10. HID, projector beam headlights (optional)

B.      Wheels: 18-in alloy wheels (standard)
C.      Length X Width X Height (in): 171.3 X 70.1 X 57.1
D.      Ground Clearance (in): 5.5
E.       Tires: 225/40R18
F.       Wheelbase (in): 106.3
G.     Track (Front X Rear – in): 60.8 X 61.3 (18-in)

  • Interior:
  1. UVO eServices infotainment system (standard)
  2. Steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters (standard)
  3. Push button start with smart key immobilizer (standard)
  4. Air conditioning (standard)
  5. Cruise control with steering-wheel controls (standard)
  6. Flex Steer system offering 3 profiles: Comfort, Normal and Sport (standard)
  7. Voice command navigation system (optional)
  8. Dual-zone auto temperature control (optional)
  9. Auto dimming mirror (optional)
  10. Navigation system with HD Radio technology (optional)
  • Engine: 1.6L GDI Turbocharge, 4-Cylinder (6-speed manual/automatic)
  • Horsepower: 201 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway MPG): 21/29
  • Color: Available in range of colors
  • Base Price: MSRP $20,900



The standard safety features of Forte5 EX and SX include the following,

  • Dual front advanced impact airbags
  • Dual side impact airbags attached with front seat
  • Side curtain airbags
  • 3-point seat belts for all positions
  • Front seat belt pretensioners
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Vehicle stability management (VSM)
  • Brake assist system (BAS)
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Side impact door beams
  • Front and rear crumple zones
  • Rear child safety door locks


Driving Experience:


Kia Forte5 gives a firm driving experience. With precise steering, handling around the turns is steady. Fuel economy is amongst the best in its class for both city and highway driving conditions. It gives amazing functionality to the driver and the passengers with great array of amenities and accessibility. It’s easier to handle, gives a sporty and responsive feel. With one of the strongest engines in its class, it gives a powerful driving experience. Transmission is quick and efficient and the overall quality of driving is very satisfactory.


Kia Forte 5-door hatchback competes bumper to bumper with the likes of 2014 Mazda3, Mini Cooper S, and Chevrolet Sonic RS in compact hatchback class.

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