Kia Forte Curb Weight. Select the year

Reduced car weight and especially its amount is one of the aspects that is often mentioned in the vehicle's reviews when a new generation of Kia Forte hits the market. Automotive experts have long admitted the constant attempts to decrease the average curb weight of the car simply by using lightweight materials. This is no wonder because lighter cars drive faster, become more fuel efficient, have better acceleration times and potentially can boost the sales.

On the other hand, automakers have to stick to certain car weight limits that meet the requirements of the corresponding class. It is important here not to confuse the terms of curb weight of Forte and its gross weight. Curb weight measures the weight of the car with all of the standard equipment and amenities while passengers, cargo or any other separately loaded items are not taken into consideration.

Forte Curb vs Gross weight

Curb weight is the overall mass of the "empty" vehicle with standard equipment excluding the weight of passengers and cargo.

Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is the consolidated weight of the vehicle itself and all the passengers sitting inside and cargo items in total.

Photo 2020 Kia Forte
2020 Kia Forte weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight Payload Capacity
[45052] FE 4dr Sedan 2707 lbs. 3638 lbs. 931 lbs.
[45053] FE 4dr Sedan 2707 lbs. 3638 lbs. 931 lbs.
[45054] LXS 4dr Sedan 2762 lbs. 3792 lbs. 1030 lbs.
[45055] GT-Line 4dr Sedan 2762 lbs. 3792 lbs. 1030 lbs.
[45057] GT 4dr Sedan 2762 lbs. 3792 lbs. 1030 lbs.
[45058] GT 4dr Sedan 2762 lbs. 3792 lbs. 1030 lbs.
[45056] EX 4dr Sedan 2903 lbs. 3792 lbs. 889 lbs.

Competitors' weight

Kia Forte models weight across years

Photo 2019 Kia Forte
2019 Kia Forte weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
FE 4dr Sedan 2707 lbs. (1227 kg) 3638 lbs. (1650 kg)
LXS 4dr Sedan 2762 lbs. (1252 kg) 3792 lbs. (1720 kg)
S 4dr Sedan 2762 lbs. (1252 kg) 3792 lbs. (1720 kg)
EX 4dr Sedan 2903 lbs. (1316 kg) 3792 lbs. (1720 kg)
Photo 2018 Kia Forte
2018 Kia Forte weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
LX 4dr Sedan
LX 4dr Hatchback
S 4dr Sedan
EX 4dr Sedan
EX 4dr Hatchback
SX 4dr Hatchback

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Photo 2017 Kia Forte
2017 Kia Forte weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
LX 4dr Sedan
S 4dr Sedan
EX 4dr Sedan
Photo 2016 Kia Forte
2016 Kia Forte weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
LX 4dr Sedan 2804 lbs. (1271 kg)
EX 4dr Sedan 2844 lbs. (1290 kg)
LX 4dr Hatchback 2871 lbs. (1302 kg)
EX 4dr Hatchback 2871 lbs. (1302 kg)
SX 4dr Hatchback 2925 lbs. (1326 kg)
Photo 2015 Kia Forte
2015 Kia Forte weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
LX 4dr Sedan 2736 lbs. (1241 kg)
EX 4dr Sedan 2837 lbs. (1286 kg)
EX 4dr Hatchback 2912 lbs. (1320 kg)
SX 4dr Hatchback 2912 lbs. (1320 kg)
Photo 2014 Kia Forte
2014 Kia Forte weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
LX 4dr Sedan 2736 lbs. (1241 kg)
EX 4dr Sedan 2837 lbs. (1286 kg)
EX 4dr Hatchback 2912 lbs. (1320 kg)
SX 4dr Hatchback 2912 lbs. (1320 kg)
Photo 2013 Kia Forte
2013 Kia Forte weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
LX 4dr Sedan 2729 lbs. (1237 kg)
EX 4dr Sedan 2791 lbs. (1265 kg)
EX 4dr Hatchback 2840 lbs. (1288 kg)
SX 4dr Sedan 2849 lbs. (1292 kg)
SX 4dr Hatchback 2944 lbs. (1335 kg)
Photo 2012 Kia Forte
2012 Kia Forte weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
LX 4dr Sedan 2729 lbs. (1237 kg)
EX 4dr Sedan 2791 lbs. (1265 kg)
EX 4dr Hatchback 2840 lbs. (1288 kg)
SX 4dr Sedan 2849 lbs. (1292 kg)
SX 4dr Hatchback 2944 lbs. (1335 kg)
Photo 2011 Kia Forte
2011 Kia Forte weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan 2729 lbs. (1237 kg)
EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback 2781 lbs. (1261 kg)
EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan 2791 lbs. (1265 kg)
SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan 2849 lbs. (1292 kg)
SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback 2896 lbs. (1313 kg)
Photo 2010 Kia Forte
2010 Kia Forte weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
LX 4dr Sedan 2707 lbs. (1227 kg)
EX 4dr Sedan 2707 lbs. (1227 kg)
SX 4dr Sedan 2853 lbs. (1294 kg)


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