2012 Kia Forte5 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.0 · Front brakes: disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Assist handle: front, rear · Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, trunk release, keyless entry · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, sunglasses holder, in-floor, accessory hook · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 2.89
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: black · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Headlights: Halogen, Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Turns lock-to-lock: 2.90
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent · Tinted
TCK Tech PKG $1,800
MR PWR Tilt Sunroof $750
RS Remote Start $295
EH Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Compass & Homelink $250
EA Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Compass $180
CT5 Cargo Tray $75
BA5 Rear Bumper Applique $70
CN5 Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $45
WK Black, Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
8O Stone, Seat Trim $0
Price $18,100 MSRP
Body Style Hatchback
Engine 2.0L 156 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
34MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$18,100
Invoice$17,240

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
34MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.0L 156 hp I4
Power 156 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque 144 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume13.7 gal
Front Legroom43.3 in
Back Legroom35 in
Wheelbase104.3 in
Length170.9 in
Width69.9 in
Height57.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume19.4 cu ft
The 2012 Kia Forte 5-Door EX compact hatchback receives a few minor upgrades for 2012. Kia adds a new telescopic steering column as a standard feature and offers the 5-passenger EX with... Read More
The 2012 Kia Forte 5-Door EX compact hatchback receives a few minor upgrades for 2012. Kia adds a new telescopic steering column as a standard feature and offers the 5-passenger EX with a new black interior color, replacing the previous year's coffee color. In addition, the EX's optional Technology Package now includes an upgraded Supervision instrument cluster. Finally, due to engine tweaks, the 2012 EX ekes out an additional 1 mpg in the city and 1 mpg on the highway compared to the previous year, bringing fuel economy numbers for its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine to 26 mpg city/36 highway. The engine, which generates 156 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque, mates to a 6-speed automatic transmission. An optional Fuel Economy Package, which includes such fuel-saving features as a smart alternator, electric power steering and low-resistance tires, pushes fuel economy numbers to 27/37 mpg. Standard safety features for the front-wheel-drive EX include 6 airbags, electronic stability control, traction control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist.
In addition to the new telescopic steering column, the EX's roomy cabin comes well-equipped with such standard features as remote keyless entry, air conditioning, a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat and a 6-speaker audio system with Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, a CD/MP3 player, a USB port, an auxiliary input jack and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. Cloth seats, cruise control, a 60/40-split rear seatback and power windows and door locks are among the other standard features. An optional Leather Package adds leather upholstery, heated front seats and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, while an optional Technology Package adds a navigation system, a rear-view camera and push-button start, as well as the Supervision instrument cluster. Outside, the Forte 5-Door displays clean, smooth lines with minimal fender flares and a sleek, unadorned profile. The distinctive Kia grille, swept-back headlights and power exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals are among the standard exterior features. The 5-Door EX rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.
Adds to EX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brakes: disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Assist handle: front, rear · Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, trunk release, keyless entry · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, sunglasses holder, in-floor, accessory hook · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 2.89
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: black · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Interior Aluminum accents
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Turns lock-to-lock: 2.90
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Sport Suspension · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent · Tinted
TEK Tech PKG $1,800
LEA Leather PKG $1,000
MR PWR Tilt Sunroof $750
RS Remote Start $295
EH Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Compass & Homelink $250
EA Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Compass $180
CT5 Cargo Tray $75
BA5 Rear Bumper Applique $70
CN5 Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $45
WK Black, Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
Price $19,600 MSRP
Body Style Hatchback
Engine 2.4L 173 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
32MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,600
Invoice$18,670

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
32MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.4L 173 hp I4
Power 173 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 168 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume13.7 gal
Front Legroom43.3 in
Back Legroom35 in
Wheelbase104.3 in
Length170.9 in
Width69.9 in
Height57.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume19.4 cu ft
The 2012 Kia Forte 5-Door SX compact hatchback comes equipped with a number of standard interior features not found on the entry-level EX trim, including sport cloth upholstery with red... Read More
The 2012 Kia Forte 5-Door SX compact hatchback comes equipped with a number of standard interior features not found on the entry-level EX trim, including sport cloth upholstery with red stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, a Supervision instrument cluster with red gauges, a leather-wrapped shift knob and metal-finish interior accents and pedals. A tilt/telescopic steering wheel, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control and power windows and door locks are among the other standard features. The driver's seat features 6-way manual adjustment, while the rear seatback splits 60/40 and folds flat. In addition, the SX's 6-speaker audio system includes Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, a CD/MP3 player, a USB port, an auxiliary input jack and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. An optional Technology Package adds a navigation system, a rear-view camera and push-button start, among other features.
For power, the SX receives an upgraded 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, compared to the EX's base 2.0-liter powerplant. The larger engine produces 173 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque, and links to a 6-speed automatic with a Sportmatic manual-shift feature. Fuel economy numbers for the powerplant check in at 23 mpg city/32 highway. The SX's sport-tuned suspension delivers a spirited ride, enhanced by such standard safety features as electronic stability control, traction control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, as well as 6 airbags. Outside, the SX gets a few exterior features not found on the EX, including front foglights and 17-inch alloy wheels. Other standard exterior features for the 5-passenger, front-wheel-drive SX include the distinctive Kia grille, swept-back headlights and power exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals.
LX
Adds to EX:
No additional major features.
SX Luxury
Adds to EX:
No additional major features.