Key facts

2012 Kia Forte LX Automatic, 2014 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4560 mm
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1797 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
150 PS / 148 bhp / 110 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
178 Nm / 131 / 18.2 kgm @ 4700 rpm


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2012 Kia Forte LX Automatic technical specifications


This vehicle has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front located engine supplying power to the front wheels.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.8 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It produces 148 bhp (150 PS/110 kW) of power at 6500 rpm, and maximum torque of 178 N·m (131 lb·ft/18.2 kgm) at 4700 rpm.
The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 6 speed automatic gearbox.
2012 Kia Forte LX Automatic data
2012 Kia Forte LX Automatic, 2014 MY data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2700 106.3
Track/tread (front) 1562 61.5
Track/tread (rear) 1575 62
Length 4560 179.5
Width 1780 70.1
Height 1435 56.5
Ground clearance 140 5.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Kia
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1797 cc
(109.66 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 87.2 mm
3.19 × 3.43 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
150 PS (148 bhp) (110 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
82.4 bhp/litre
1.35 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
178 Nm (131 ft·lb) (18.2 kgm)
at 4700 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
99.05 Nm/litre
1.2 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel system MPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1244.7 kPa (180.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 449.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 2.960
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6.0 x 15
Wheel size rear 6.0 x 15
Tyres front 195/65 R 15
Tyres rear 195/65 R 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 262 mm
Gearbox 6 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.77
Final drive ratio 3.07
general ID296978
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2012 Kia Forte LX Automatic added 2012-11-30.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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