Kia’s vehicle range consists of small and compact cars, large luxury sedans, FWD crossover vehicles and all-wheel-drive SUVs.
If you are in the market for a compact sized car, Kia has a great model in their range and that is the Forte compact sedan.
Also available as a 5-door hatchback or 2-door coupe, the Forte should definitely be put onto your new car buying list.
Not only the Forte has won several car comparison tests recently, it has also been praised for its unique styling, great comfort and superb safety.
The 2015 Forte sedan offers a choice of two trim levels, the base LX and range-topping EX.
It’s now time to check out the upper EX trim level and the optional packages that come along.
2015 Kia Forte EX Pricing
The Forte EX 4-door sedan prices start at $19,390 (not including the $800 destination charge!).
Premium Package Cost & Features
If you want more bells and whistles when making a 2015 Forte EX purchasing decision, you should opt in for the optional Premium Package.
The 2015 Forte Premium Package costs $2,700 extra bucks, which might seem a bit pricey, however, you get a handful of premium features for the money spent.
Here’s the list of the luxury features included in the Forte’s Premium Package:
- Power sunroof
- Leather seat trim
- 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with two memory presets
- Ventilated driver’s seat
- Heated front seats
- Heated rear seats bottom
- Heated steering wheel
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Push-button start with Smart key
- Puddle lamp (under outside mirrors)
- Door handle pocket light (front doors)
In order to get your hands on a Premium Package, Kia of USA requires to opt in for the UVO Package with 17-inch alloy wheels.
This package costs $900 and brings in a set of 17-inch alloy wheels with 17-inch tires (215/45R17), UVO eServices and rear-camera display!
Put together, the total MSRP of the 2015 Kia Forte EX sedan ($19,390) with UVO Package & 17-inch Alloys ($900) and Premium Package ($2700) comes in at $22,990.
To Buy Or Not To Buy?
Yes, if you want a classy-looking compact sedan with loads of premium features!
NOTE: Features like ventilated front seats can not be found on any other compact-sized car with exception of the 2015 Kia Forte!!
No, if you want to keep the price of your Kia Forte under $20,000. In this case, we suggest you to buy a Forte LX with lower starting price and less “content” included!
Other options: Is there an even costlier option or a range-topping model?
Yes, there is! On top of the Premium Package, you can also get a Technology Package. Find more details about the Forte Technology Package here.