Kia Forte Koup

2010 Kia Forte Koup

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  • (4.6) 19 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,982$11,694
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 27-29
  • Engine: 156-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2010 Kia Forte Koup

Our Take on the 2010 Kia Forte Koup

The Forte is Kia's new entry in the compact-car segment, replacing the Spectra when it hits dealerships in summer 2009. Offered in LX, EX and SX trim levels, the Forte is available with a choice of four-cylinder engines and comes standard with numerous safety features, including an electron... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Four-speed automatic too eager to upshift
  • Numb steering
  • Optional heated seats only have one setting
  • Optional leather steering wheel feels like vinyl

Notable Features

  • New for 2010
  • Standard USB port
  • Standard Bluetooth cell phone connectivity
  • Standard stability system
  • Available Fuel Economy Package

2010 Kia Forte Koup Reviews Expert Reviews

With a nip here, a tuck there, Kia transformed its staid Spectra into a larger sedan catering to older motorists looking for fashionable styling and a roomy, comfortable cabin that they can slip into without taking a deep breath.The creation: the 2010 Kia Forte.A success, which as we know breeds a coupe: smaller, fewer doors and sporty, with an attractive honeycomb grille and a low, wide stance... Read full review for the 2010 Kia Forte Koup

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Consumer Reviews


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good to go car`

by forte owner from Portage, Ohio on August 9, 2010

Finally a car that you can get a bang for your buck. Cheap and quick and crazy tight handling. Everything you can want and more. Plus its the civic killer!

4 Trim Levels Available

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2010 Kia Forte Koup Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2010 Kia Forte Koup.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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