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2015 Kia Forte Trim Levels & Specs

2015 Kia Forte Specifications

Compare important 2015 Kia Forte technical specifications like exterior dimensions, ground clearance, wheelbase, interior space volume, engine's power as measured by horsepower and torque output, weight of the vehicle, towing & payload capacity or gas tank size to know the estimated mpg.
Trims LX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 1.8L I-4 EX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 EX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 2.0L I-4 SX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 1.6L I-4
Exterior length 179.5 " 179.5 " 171.3 " 171.3 "
Exterior body width 70.1 " 70.1 " 70.1 " 70.1 "
Exterior height 56.5 " 56.5 " 57.1 " 57.1 "
Horsepower 148 @ 6,500 rpm 173 @ 6,500 rpm 173 @ 6,500 rpm 201 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 131 @ 4,700 rpm 154 @ 4,700 rpm 154 @ 4,700 rpm 195 @ 1,750 rpm
Fuel economy - city 25 mpg 24 mpg 24 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 37 mpg 36 mpg 34 mpg 29 mpg
0-60mph / 0-100kmh (s) 8.0 seconds 7.6 seconds 7.5 seconds N/A
1/4 mile time 16.4 seconds 16.0 seconds 15.8 seconds N/A
1/4 mile speed 86 mph 89 mph 92 mph N/A
Lateral acceleration (g) .8 .9 .9 N/A
Slalom speed 60 mph 61 mph 60 mph N/A
Bore-and-Stroke 3.19/3.43 " 3.19/3.82 " 3.19/3.82 " 3.36/3.03 "
Curb weight 2,736 lbs. 2,837 lbs. 2,912 lbs. 2,912 lbs.
Wheelbase 106.3 " 106.3 " 106.3 " 106.3 "
Front track 61.5 " 61.1 " 61.2 " 60.8 "
Rear track 62.0 " 61.7 " 61.2 " 61.3 "
Turning radius 17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 ''
Front legroom 42.2 " 42.2 " 42.2 " 42.2 "
Rear legroom 35.9 " 35.9 " 35.9 " 35.9 "
Front headroom 39.1 " 39.1 " 39.4 " 39.4 "
Rear headroom 37.3 " 37.3 " 38.7 " 38.7 "
Front hip room 53.8 " 53.8 " 53.8 " 53.8 "
Rear hip room 53.1 " 53.1 " 53.1 " 53.1 "
Front shoulder room 56.1 " 56.1 " 56.1 " 56.1 "
Rear shoulder room 54.9 " 54.9 " 54.9 " 54.9 "
Luggage volume 14.9 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft. 23.2 cu.ft. 23.2 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 14.9 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft. N/A N/A
Passenger volume 96 cu.ft. 96 cu.ft. 98 cu.ft. 98 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 13.2 gal. 13.2 gal. 13.2 gal. 13.2 gal.
Drag coefficient .27 .27 N/A N/A

2015 Kia Forte Interior Features

One of the most notable features of the Forte, however, is its roomy interior. The 2015 Kia Forte comes with a variety of specs on the inside. You can find out more about these features in the chart below.
Trims LX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 1.8L I-4 EX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 EX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 2.0L I-4 SX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 1.6L I-4
Air conditioning, front manual manual manual manual
Air filter std std std std
Underseat ducts std std std std
Cargo concealed storage std std std std
Clock in-dash in-dash in-dash in-dash
Compass opt opt opt opt
Cruise control opt std std std
Cupholders front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim urethane leather/metal-look leather leather
12V DC power outlet 2 2 2 2
Floor console full full full full
Floor mats carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear
Front windows power power power power
Rear windows power power power power
1-touch window down driver driver and passenger driver driver
Programmable garage door opener opt opt opt opt
Instrumentation analog analog analog analog
Tachometer std std std std
Trip computer std std std std
Water temp gauge std std std std
Low fuel warning std std std std
Service interval warning std std std std
Exterior temperature display std std std std
Lighting - glovebox std std std std
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light std std std std
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger std std std std
Rear view mirror day-night day-night day-night day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical mechanical mechanical
Remote trunk release mechanical mechanical mechanical mechanical
Retained accessory power std std std std
Seatback storage pockets 1 1 1 1
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column std std std std
Steering wheel material urethane leather/metal-look leather leather
Cargo net opt opt opt opt
Air compressor std std N/A N/A
Overhead console N/A mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
1-touch window up N/A driver and passenger N/A N/A
Lighting - map lights N/A front front front
Auxiliary visors N/A N/A dual dual

2015 Kia Forte Exterior Features

Would you like to grasp the idea which 2015 Kia Forte trim level is better equipped with such little cool exterior features like fog lights, spoiler, mud flaps, sunroof, roof racks, running boards, etc? Check out the full list of these additional features below.
Trims LX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 1.8L I-4 EX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 EX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 2.0L I-4 SX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 1.6L I-4
Antenna window grid window grid integrated roof integrated roof
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk liftgate liftgate
Tinted windows light light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated door mirrors std std N/A N/A
Spoiler lip lip lip lip
Front tires P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS P225/40HR18.0 BSW AS
Wheels 15" steel 16" machined aluminum 16" silver aluminum 18" silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel N/A compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps opt opt opt opt
Fog/driving lights N/A front front front
Sunroof N/A 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Rear window wipers N/A N/A fixed interval fixed interval

2015 Kia Forte Seats

The seats are one of the most important aspects of any car, and each 2015 Kia Forte trim level may have different seating options, so be sure to carefully compare the specifications. Some trims have leather upholstery, "memory", armrest, heated seats, and some have them only for the front passengers, while other provide them for the rear seats two.
Trims LX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 1.8L I-4 EX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 EX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 2.0L I-4 SX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 1.6L I-4
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket bucket
Standard seating 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front driver seat direction controls 6-way 6-way 6-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way 4-way 4-way
Front armrests center center sliding center sliding center sliding
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 split-bench 60-40 split-bench
Rear armrest opt std std std
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth cloth cloth cloth
Lumbar support N/A driver driver driver
Heated front seats N/A driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Memory N/A driver driver driver
Heated rear seats N/A opt opt opt
Cooled front seats N/A driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger

2015 Kia Forte Entertainment System

Some 2015 Kia Forte trim levels have a built-in DVD player, voice recognition, while others have a touch screen display, bluetooth compatibility, navigation system. There are also a variety of different audio options, so be sure to compare the trim levels carefully to find the one that best suits your needs.
Trims LX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 1.8L I-4 EX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 EX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 2.0L I-4 SX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 1.6L I-4
Radio SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability std std std std
Auxiliary input jack std std std std
Steering wheel audio controls std std std std
Speakers 4 6 6 6
Speed-Sensitive Volume std std std std
Bluetooth Compatibility std std std std
Voice recognition N/A std std std
Navigation system N/A yes with voice activation yes with voice activation yes with voice activation
1st row LCD screen N/A 1 1 1

2015 Kia Forte Safety and Security Features

Each 2015 Kia Forte trim comes with a variety of safety and security features that will keep you and your family safe while on the road. Some of these features include airbags, traction control, stability control, side impact, panic alarm, blind spot sensors, parking assist, and more.
Trims LX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 1.8L I-4 EX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 EX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 2.0L I-4 SX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 1.6L I-4
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupancy sensor std std std std
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable seatbelts front front front front
Seatbelt pre-tensioners front front front front
Headlights halogen halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control auto off fully automatic auto off auto off
Delay-off headlamps std std N/A N/A
Illuminated entry std std std std
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm opt std std std
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks std std std std
Low tire pressure warning std std std std
Keyless access system N/A opt opt std
Content theft deterrent alarm system N/A std N/A N/A
Ignition disable N/A opt opt std
LED taillights N/A opt opt std
Daytime running lights N/A N/A std std

2015 Kia Forte Mechanical Features

The 2015 Kia Forte will have different mechanical features depending on the trim level that you choose. Some of the other features that you may find in the higher-level trim levels include air suspension, brake assist, speed sensitive steering, an electronic limited slip differential, a performance exhaust system.
Trims LX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 1.8L I-4 EX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 EX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 2.0L I-4 SX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 1.6L I-4
Engine 1.8L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 1.6L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist std std std std
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion
Suspension tuning regular regular regular sport
Front suspension type strut strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar std std std std
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil coil
Rear suspension type torsion beam torsion beam torsion beam torsion beam
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil coil
Electronic stability system std std std std
Sequential shift control Sportmatic Sportmatic Sportmatic Sportmatic
Transmission 6-spd man w/OD 6-spd w/OD 6-spd w/OD 6-spd man w/OD
Axle ratio 4.33 3.06 3.07 3.07
Remote vehicle starting system opt opt opt N/A
Speed sensitive steering N/A std std std
Turbocharger N/A N/A N/A intercooled turbo

2015 Kia Forte Other Specs

In general, the 2015 Kia Forte lower-level trims will have fewer features. If you are looking for a vehicle that has all of the latest and greatest features, then you will want to choose one of the higher-level trim levels.
Trims LX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 1.8L I-4 EX 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 EX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 2.0L I-4 SX 4dr Hatchback, Engine: 1.6L I-4
Maximum towing capacity 1800 1800 1800 1800

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Wheel Offset 38 - 50 mm
Lug Nut Size M12 x 1.5
0-60 times 7 - 8 sec
Horsepower 148 - 201 hp
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Lug Pattern PCD 5x114.3
Tire size 195/65 R15 - 225/35 R19
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