2011 Kia Forte Koup

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10 reviews
Available Price Range $6,316-$14,064 Trims2 Combined MPG 27-28 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2011 Kia Forte Koup

Our Take

The Forte is Kia's latest entry in the compact-car segment, replacing the Spectra when it hit dealerships in summer 2009. The Forte is available with a choice of four-cylinder engines and com... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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


Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 10 reviews

more bang for your buck

by my hands off baby from bay shore, NY on April 20, 2011

This car handles very well on the road,great on gas,it has a sports look and has great speed response. KIA definitely priced this car to win costumes . I purchased an SX model with nav and leAther pac... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2011 Kia Forte Koup.

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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