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2011 Kia Forte Trims

EX

Avg. Price: $13,014

For the EX trim of the 2011 Kia Forte, you’ll get some more power. The 2.0-liter engine stays the same, still mated to 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 for a taste of luxury. Cruise control and 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 6 standard airbags.

EX Hatchback

Hatchback styling enters the mix with the EX Hatchback trim of the 2011 Kia Forte. You’ll be outfitted with a split-folding rear seat to match front buckets, all clad in cloth. 16-inch alloy wheels are found at all four corners, mitigated by assisted, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control. Don’t expect burnouts to make frequent appearances, however, as you’ll still be powered by a 2.0-liter engine with your choice of 6-speed transmissions. You’ll get a full power package though, including doors, windows and mirrors with integrated signals, not forgetting remote keyless entry. There’s a multi-function tilt steering wheel with controls for the satellite-ready CD/MP3 player, which is fitted with a USB port, digital media connection and Bluetooth. For further comfort and convenience, you’ll get air conditioning, cruise control, a trip computer and tachometer, as well as a rear defogger and automatic headlights, and the safety features are finished off by front-seat active head restraints and 6 standard airbags.

LX

Avg. Price: $12,029

With a 2.0-liter engine and buyer’s choice of 6-speed transmissions, the 2011 Kia Forte LX offers an appropriate blend of power and efficiency – enough for around town certainly. Front bucket seats are clad in cloth and split by a center console. The rear is set up with a split-folding unit. The driver enjoys a tilt steering wheel, tachometer and cruise control, and weather is headed off thanks to variable-intermittent wipers, a rear defogger and automatic headlights. For entertainment and convenience you’ll get a CD/MP3 player, satellite radio, a digital media player connection with USB port and Bluetooth. The whole package rolls on 15-inch wheels with covers and is stopped by assisted, 4-wheel antilock discs. You’ll get traction and stability control, front-seat active head restraints and 6 standard airbags.

SX

Avg. Price: $14,552

A 2.4-liter engine in the SX trim 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.

SX Hatchback

The “hot hatch” of the 2011 Kia Forte bunch comes through this SX Hatchback trim, with a 2.4-liter engine and your choice of 6-speed transmissions – 3-pedal manual or shiftable automatic. Fitted with 17-inch alloys and a sport suspension, the SX Hatchback tries to meet the look of sport with some techno-luxury as well. A leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel has tilt and telescoping capabilities as well as radio controls. The satellite-ready CD/MP3 player gets a digital media connection and USB port as well as Bluetooth. The driver gets a front bucket seat, trip computer, tachometer and cruise control, and front and rear split-folding seats get cloth upholstery. There’s a full power package with windows, doors, and mirrors with integrated turn signals as well as remote keyless entry. You’ll also get automatic headlights and fog lights, and the safety package includes traction and stability control, 4-wheel assisted antilock disc brakes, front-seat active head restraints and 6 standard airbags.