Compare 2015 Kia Forte specifications by trim levels

Forte is a 5-seat Sedan from Kia, which first hit the market back in 2010.

With the price tag ranging from $15,890 to $20,890, the Kia Forte faces the stiff competition with the same-class rivals like Chevrolet Cruze, Dodge Dart, FIAT 500L, Ford Focus.

Overview

Wheels

Bulb Size

The Kia Forte has a maximum towing capacity of 1800 lbs, but double check that this applies to the configuration you want.

The Kia Forte boasts the average fuel economy anywhere from 29 to 37 mpg, depending on the petrol type and engine capacity.

The maximum width and height is 70.10mm x 179.50mm respectively and can vary on the basis of model.

Key Specs of 2015 Kia Forte

  • Fuel Tank: 13.2 gal

  • Wheelbase: 106.3 in

  • MPG: 25 city/37 hwy

  • 0-60 mph: 8 sec

  • Ground clearance: 5.3 in

  • Engine: 1.8L I-4

  • Towing capacity: 1800 lbs

  • Curb: 2736 lbs

  • Tires: P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS

  • Cargo: 14.9 cu.ft

  • Passenger capacity: 5

  • Dimensions(LxWxH): from 171.3 x 70.1 x 56.5



2015 Kia Forte Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

The Kia Forte is offered in 4 trim levels. Compare the trim levels to ensure you will have the desired features and will not pay for the unnecessary upgrades

Our comprehensive charts with interior and exterior specs are also designed to give you thorough details about Kia Forte safety features and entertainment system, technical aspects, and so on.

Compare the Kia Forte specifications & features by choosing the necessary trim level & year of manufacture.

Specs

    • Main Info

    • Body Style Sedan

    • Doors 4

    • Engine

    • Engine 1.8L I-4,2.0L I-4,1.6L I-4 DOHC

    • Horsepower 148 hp @ 6500 –
      201 hp @ 6000

    • Torque 131 lb-ft. –
      195 lb-ft.

    • Transmission 6-spd man w/OD

    • 0-60mph / 0-100kmh 7 - 8 sec

    • 1/4 mile time 15.5 - 16.4 sec

    • Dimensions

    • Length 179.5 in

    • Width 70.1 in

    • Height 56.5 in

    • Wheelbase 106.3 in

    • Curb Weight 2736 lbs

    • Towing capacity 1800 lbs

    • Ground clearance 5.3 in

    • Turning radius 17.4 ft

    • CAPACITY

    • Seats 5

    • Passenger volume 96

    • FUEL

    • Fuel tank 13.2 gal

    • City 21 - 25 mpg

    • Combined 25 - 32 mpg

    • Highway 29 - 37 mpg

    • Highway range 382.8 - 488.4 mi

    • WARRANTY

    • Powertrain Warranty 120 months/100,000 miles mths/miles



Specifications

LX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Hatchback

SX 4dr Hatchback

Exterior length
179.5 " in 179.5 " in 171.3 " in 171.3 " in
Exterior body width
70.1 " in 70.1 " in 70.1 " in 70.1 " in
Exterior height
56.5 " in 56.5 " in 57.1 " in 57.1 " in
Horsepower
148 @ 6,500 rpm 173 @ 6,500 rpm 173 @ 6,500 rpm 201 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque
131 @ 4,700 rpm 154 @ 4,700 rpm 154 @ 4,700 rpm 195 @ 1,750 rpm
Fuel economy - city
25 mpg 24 mpg 24 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel economy - highway
37 mpg 36 mpg 34 mpg 29 mpg
0-60mph / 0-100kmh (s)
8.0 seconds 7.6 seconds 7.5 seconds
1/4 mile time
16.4 seconds 16.0 seconds 15.8 seconds
1/4 mile speed
86 mph 89 mph 92 mph
Lateral acceleration (g)
.8 .9 .9
Slalom speed
60 mph 61 mph 60 mph
Bore-and-Stroke
3.19/3.43 " 3.19/3.82 " 3.19/3.82 " 3.36/3.03 "
Curb weight
2,736 lbs. 2,837 lbs. 2,912 lbs. 2,912 lbs.
Wheelbase
106.3 " in 106.3 " in 106.3 " in 106.3 " in
Front track
61.5 " 61.1 " 61.2 " 60.8 "
Rear track
62.0 " 61.7 " 61.2 " 61.3 "
Turning radius
17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 ''
Front legroom
42.2 " in 42.2 " in 42.2 " in 42.2 " in
Rear legroom
35.9 " in 35.9 " in 35.9 " in 35.9 " in
Front headroom
39.1 " in 39.1 " in 39.4 " in 39.4 " in
Rear headroom
37.3 " in 37.3 " in 38.7 " in 38.7 " in
Front hip room
53.8 " in 53.8 " in 53.8 " in 53.8 " in
Rear hip room
53.1 " in 53.1 " in 53.1 " in 53.1 " in
Front shoulder room
56.1 " in 56.1 " in 56.1 " in 56.1 " in
Rear shoulder room
54.9 " in 54.9 " in 54.9 " in 54.9 " in
Luggage volume
14.9 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft. 23.2 cu.ft. 23.2 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max)
14.9 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume
96 cu.ft. 96 cu.ft. 98 cu.ft. 98 cu.ft.
Fuel tank
13.2 gal. 13.2 gal. 13.2 gal. 13.2 gal.
Drag coefficient
.27 .27

Interior Features

LX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Hatchback

SX 4dr Hatchback

Air conditioning, front
manual manual manual manual
Clock
in-dash in-dash in-dash in-dash
Cupholders
front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim
urethane leather/metal-look leather leather
12V DC power outlet
2 2 2 2
Floor console
full full full full
Floor mats
carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear
Front windows
power power power power
Rear windows
power power power power
1-touch window down
driver driver and passenger driver driver
Instrumentation
analog analog analog analog
Lighting - dome light
fade fade fade fade
Illuminated vanity mirrors
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear view mirror
day-night day-night day-night day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release
mechanical mechanical mechanical mechanical
Remote trunk release
mechanical mechanical mechanical mechanical
Seatback storage pockets
1 1 1 1
Steering wheel material
urethane leather/metal-look leather leather
Overhead console
mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
1-touch window up
driver and passenger
Lighting - map lights
front front front
Auxiliary visors
dual dual

Exterior Features

LX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Hatchback

SX 4dr Hatchback

Antenna
window grid window grid integrated roof integrated roof
Body material
fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim
black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround
Door count
4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door
trunk trunk liftgate liftgate
Tinted windows
light light light light
Rear window type
fixed fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors
dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Spoiler
lip lip lip lip
Front tires
P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS P225/40HR18.0 BSW AS
Wheels
15" steel 16" machined aluminum 16" silver aluminum 18" silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel
compact steel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front
variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Fog/driving lights
front front front
Sunroof
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Rear window wipers
fixed interval fixed interval

Seats

LX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Hatchback

SX 4dr Hatchback

Front seat type
bucket bucket bucket bucket
Standard seating
5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front driver seat direction controls
6-way 6-way 6-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls
4-way 4-way 4-way 4-way
Front armrests
center center sliding center sliding center sliding
Front head restraints
adjustable adjustable adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt
Rear seats
60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 split-bench 60-40 split-bench
Rear head restraints
3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim
cloth cloth cloth cloth
Lumbar support
driver driver driver
Heated front seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Memory
driver driver driver
Cooled front seats
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger

Entertainment System

LX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Hatchback

SX 4dr Hatchback

Radio
SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player
in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
Speakers
4 6 6 6
Navigation system
yes with voice activation yes with voice activation yes with voice activation
1st row LCD screen
1 1 1

Safety and Security Features

LX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Hatchback

SX 4dr Hatchback

Airbags, frontal
driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact
seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain
curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Traction control
ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable seatbelts
front front front front
Seatbelt pre-tensioners
front front front front
Headlights
halogen halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control
auto off fully automatic auto off auto off
Remote keyless entry
keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Door locks
power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock

Mechanical Features

LX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Hatchback

SX 4dr Hatchback

Engine
1.8L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 1.6L I-4
Engine - valvetrain
DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Brakes
4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Drive type
front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust
stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering
rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion
Suspension tuning
regular regular regular sport
Front suspension type
strut strut strut strut
Front shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs
coil coil coil coil
Rear suspension type
torsion beam torsion beam torsion beam torsion beam
Rear shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs
coil coil coil coil
Sequential shift control
Sportmatic Sportmatic Sportmatic Sportmatic
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD 6-spd w/OD 6-spd w/OD 6-spd man w/OD
Axle ratio
4.33 3.06 3.07 3.07
Turbocharger
intercooled turbo

Other Specs

LX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Hatchback

SX 4dr Hatchback

Maximum towing capacity
1800 lbs. 1800 lbs. 1800 lbs. 1800 lbs.