Kia Releases 2015 Forte Sedan Specs, MSRP Pricing

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Kia Motors America has released first official details about the upgraded 2015 Forte 4-door sedan!

2015 Forte Sedan

The multi-award winning 4-door compact sedan continues to offer high levels of sophistication with improved ride quality and reduced NVH.

Available in tow trim levels, the LX and EX, the upgraded 2015 Kia Forte offers a choice of 1.8L and 2.0L 4-cylinder engines.

The base Forte LX comes fitted with the 1.8L engine that generates 145-horsepower and 130 lb.-ft. of torque.

2015 ForteMated to the highly-efficient 1,8L engine is the standard 6-speed manual transmission,while the six-speed automatic gearbox is otpional.

The upper grade EX tim comes standard with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that delivers no less than 173-horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque. Couple with the 2,0L engine is the six-speed automatic transmission.

According to Kia, their engineers have made some upgrades and enhancements to both engines so that they now provide greater fuel economy.

Standard Features

The LX and EX trims offer car shoppers a huge list of standard and optional features with many of them being offered exclusively in the compact car segment.

The list of standard features of the Forte 2015 includes the following gadgets:

  • steering wheel-mounted audio controls,
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio,
  • Bluetooth wireless technology.
  • Power windows
  • air conditioning
  • power heated outside mirrors

There are many more but the above-mentioned ones can rarely be seen in a sedan of the compact car segment!

2015 Kia ForteKia says the “Popular Package” (which is optional on new Forte) adds several other features, including the cruise control, keyless entry with remote trunk release and a sliding front armrest.

In addition to the Popular Package, other options include:  16-inch alloys, UVO eServices Telematics and a Rear Camera Display.

2015 Kia Forte EX

The EX trim adds several extra comfort and convenience features to the car:

  • UVO eServices Telematics that can be integrated with Rear Camera Display
  • 17-inch alloy wheels.
  • remote keyless entry with trunk opener
  • Rear Camera Display,
  • sliding center armrest and a cooled glove box

The Premium Package which requires some extra bucks of course add more luxury car features, including:

  • heated front and rear seats
  • a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with air-cooled ventilation
  • leather seat trim
  • power sunroof
  • push button start with Smart Key and a heated steering wheel

The Technology Package adds navigation, HID headlights, LED tail lights and dual-zone automatic temperature control with rear seat ventilation.

MSRP Prices

The 2015 Forte LX, equipped with 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission starts at $15,890.

The 2015 Kia Forte LX, equipped with 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission starts at $17,490.

The Forte EX equipped with 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission starts at $19,390.

The prices do not include the destination charge of $800!

One thought on “Kia Releases 2015 Forte Sedan Specs, MSRP Pricing

  1. Shannon Stump says:

    I’m really happy with my Kia Forte (it’s a 2011) but imagine my amusement when it got named as the “unofficial State Car” of Alabama, htt:// my home state. Hope the 2015 model keeps it that way!

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