With the EX trim of the 2011 Kia Forte Koup, you’ll get some additional power. The 2.0-liter engine stays the same, still mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, but a power package is added here. Mirrors with integrated turn signals, windows, doors and remote keyless entry are included, and air conditioning arrives to make the summer months more tolerable. The tilt steering wheel gets controls for the satellite-ready CD/MP3 player, which also comes with a digital media connection, USB port and Bluetooth. Illuminated visor mirrors and floormats are added here as well. Cruise control and a tachometer are joined by a trip computer here for the driver as well as a rear defogger and automatic headlights. 16-inch alloys hide assisted, 4-wheel antilock discs, and traction and stability control are standard. Safety features are finished off by front-seat active head restraints and six standard airbags.
A 2.4-liter engine here provides 17 extra horses and 24 additional lb-ft of torque over the 2.0-liter engine in the lower trims of the 2011 Kia Forte. You’ll still get your choice of 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions, but here the automatic comes with a manual shift gate. The multi-function steering wheel is leather-wrapped and comes with tilt and telescoping ability in addition to housing controls for the satellite-ready CD/MP3 player. You’ll get a USB port and digital media connection, as well as Bluetooth. Automatic headlights are complemented by fog lights, and handling is improved thanks to a sport suspension and 17-inch alloys. Here the power package includes windows, doors and mirrors with turn signals, as well as remote-keyless entry. There’s air conditioning, cruise control, a tachometer and trip computer. Front bucket and split-folding rear seats are still clad in cloth here. An extensive safety package includes traction and stability control, 4-wheel assisted antilock disc brakes, front-seat active head restraints and 6 standard airbags.