The goal for these next few hundred words: Try not to use the word "Forte" to refer to the 2010 Kia Forte sedan in a cliched manner.
As in, "being green is the Kia Forte's forte." Let's see if I can do this.
The 2010 Kia Forte compact replaced the Spectra, and the bet here is that few even noticed the Spectra's departure.
Built to compete with the Toyota Corolla, the Honda Civic, and the Hyundai Elantra, this new car is offered in sedan and coupe flavors, and a five-door hatch is in the works, as shown at the 2010 New York Auto Show.
So what makes a Forte sedan so darn "green?" After all, it's not a hybrid, diesel, fuel cell, or anything "cool" like that. No, it's simply a small car that offers big fuel-economy numbers: 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, according to the EPA.
I spent a week behind the wheel of a Forte sedan this month, and here's what I learned during my evaluations.
My fuel-economy numbers won't please the hard-core hyper-milers: I averaged 23.2 miles per gallon, which...Read More »
|2-Door Coupe Man (2)||MSRP||Invoice||MPG City||MPG Hwy|
|2-Door Coupe Man EX Specs||$16,595||$15,810||25||34|
|2-Door Coupe Man SX Specs||$17,695||$16,860||22||32|
|2-Door Coupe Auto (2)||MSRP||Invoice||MPG City||MPG Hwy|
|2-Door Coupe Auto EX Specs||$17,595||$16,760||25||34|
|2-Door Coupe Auto SX Specs||$18,695||$17,810||23||31|
|4-Door Sedan Man (3)||MSRP||Invoice||MPG City||MPG Hwy|
|4-Door Sedan Man LX Specs||$13,695||$13,430||25||34|
|4-Door Sedan Man EX Specs||$15,995||$15,230||25||34|
|4-Door Sedan Man SX Specs||$17,495||$16,660||22||32|
|4-Door Sedan Auto (3)||MSRP||Invoice||MPG City||MPG Hwy|
|4-Door Sedan Auto LX Specs||$14,695||$14,410||25||34|
|4-Door Sedan Auto EX Specs||$16,995||$16,190||25||34|
|4-Door Sedan Auto SX Specs||$18,495||$17,610||23||31|