2011 Kia Forte Koup Overview
Commute in style with the super-efficient, affordable and stylish 2011 Kia Forte Koup.
The 2011 Forte Koup debuted in 2010 as the manufacturer’s first two-door coupe, and with its sleek exterior and top-notch fuel ratings, it looks like the Forte Koup will be around for a while. Available in EX and SX trim levels, the five-passenger Forte Koup is equipped with either a 156-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a larger, more powerful 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Both can be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with available auto-manual mode.
The 2011 Kia Forte Koup checks in with fuel economy ratings ranging between 22-25 mpg in the city and 31-34 mpg on the highway depending on which engine is selected. The Forte Koup is slightly smaller on all dimensions than its sedan counterpart, and competes with other compact cars like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Ford Focus. 16-inch alloy wheels come standard, while upgrading to the SX trim gets you larger 17-inch alloys. The SX also gets additional performance related upgrades, like larger brakes and a sport-tuned suspension.
The standard features list is long on the Forte Koup, making it a very well equipped car regardless of trim level. Those features include a USB port, Bluetooth® cell phone connectivity with steering wheel-mounted controls, Sirius Satellite Radio, and power heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals. Leather upholstery and heated seats are available as options. If you’re looking to squeeze a few more mpgs out of your Forte Koup, the Fuel Economy Package might be just your cup of tea. It adds electric power steering, low-rolling-resistance tires, and aerodynamic enhancements which ensure that you get the most value from every tank.
The 2011 Kia Forte Koup also offers a long list of standard safety features, including all-disc antilock brakes, front, side-impact, and side curtain airbags, an electronic stability system, electronic brake-force distribution with brake assist, a traction control system, and active head restraints for the front seats.
If you’re looking to get a lot of bang for your buck, then the safe, fun, and efficient 2011 Kia Forte Koup is the car for you.