2014 KIA Forte5 EX
Blink and you'll miss exactly what it is that sets the 2014 KIA Forte5 EX apart from the rest. Knowing that it has an uphill climb against more known brands like the Civic and Corolla, KIA has crammed the little Forte5 with enough features to lure away even the most hardened of drivers. The façade isn't as eye-catching as a catwalk model-but isn't intended to, with the focus on features-but has managed to keep itself above the baseline by contouring the body sleekly, simply and elegantly. It's evident every inch has been attended to, from the big-bodied hood to the hatchback rear, making this Forte the lowest, longest, widest model yet.
Model shown in video is not Forte5 EX model
The Many Features That Could
Just like its competitors, the body and wheels have been carefully attended to so that drivers don't give the 2014 KIA Forte5 EX the once-over and keep walking. From the ground up, choose from a variety of spiffy wheel designs, ogle at the wraparound LED taillights and move up to the integrated turn signals in your side mirrors for a more impressive trip. As you keep going higher, the power tilt and sliding sunroof breaks the barrier between car and sky, giving you a completely unimpeded view of the stars above.
Climbing inside, however, is where you really see the Forte5 EX set itself apart, with 60/40 split rear seats giving you more cargo space than you could imagine (as an example, you can fit four sets of golf clubs in the back.) But when you're not filling it to the brim with cargo and gear, take a second to appreciate the heated front seats, metallic interior accents, steering wheel mounted audio controls and electrochromic mirror.
Under the Hood
Looks are deceiving, as the 2014 KIA Forte5 EX packs quite a bit of power under the hood, but in the most efficient way possible.
|2L Inline 4-cylinder, 16-valve, DOHC, Continuously Variable Vale Timing||156||144 lb-ft|
2014 KIA Forte5 Fuel Economy
|6-speed manual||8.1 (35)||5.7 (50)|
|6-speed automatic||8.0 (35)||5.5 (51)|
KIA Forte5 Awards
- 2011 Motoring Best Small Car
With the 2014 Forte5 EX's only goal being to be on top of the auto market, they've bulked up on their safety features to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. The body features a rigid, crash-tested structure that deflects front and side impact energy from key areas (passenger compartment), but one that's flexible enough to adjust to the type of impact, with whiplash protection (driver and front-passenger) and six airbags (dual front and side, full-length side curtain.) Although anti-lock brakes are standard in just about any car you get, the KIA Forte5's are powerful enough to take on masterful control in both hard-braking situations and slippery conditions. Finally, when the deck seems to be stacked against you, the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) computes the exact brake pressure needed at the appropriate wheels so you can keep on your intended path.
- Basic: 100,000 km (60 months)
- Powertrain: 100,000 (60 months)
- Corrosion perforation: unlimited (60 months)
- Roadside assistance coverage: 100,000 km (60 months)
- First-year adjustments: 20,000 km (12 months)
- Major emission components: 130,000 km (96 months)
Bit by bit, KIA is setting the bar higher with its Forte5 EX, surpassing the features and packages offered by the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Mazda3, Chevrolet Cruz, Volkswagen Jetta, Nissa Sentra and Dodge Dart.
2014 KIA Forte5 EX for sale in Calgary, Alberta
The 2014 KIA Forte5 EX is packed with safety and technological features to make it a sure fire hit with even the most seasoned driver! Whether for a family or a solo adventure this vehicle is the perfect fit! Come test drive the 2014 KIA Forte5 EX today at Eastside KIA.
Eastside KIA is located at 2256 23st NE in Calgary, Alberta. Come test drive the 2014 KIA Forte5 EX at your local Calgary KIA dealer - Eastside KIA.
Disclaimer: Price subject to change without notice. See dealer for details.