Key facts

2012 Kia Forte LX, 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?
147 PS / 145 bhp / 108 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
176 Nm / 130 ft.lb / 17.9 kgm @ 4700 rpm
How economical?
25/37/30 US MPG EPA city/highway/combined

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2012 Kia Forte LX technical specifications

Introduction

The Forte LX is a motor vehicle from Kia, with front wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style.
Its 1.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that develops 145 bhp (147 PS/108 kW) of power at 6500 rpm, and maximum torque of 176 N·m (130 lb·ft/17.9 kgm) at 4700 rpm.
The power is transferred to the wheels via a 6 speed manual gearbox.
2012 Kia Forte LX data
2012 Kia Forte LX, 2014 MY data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
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
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
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)
147 PS (145 bhp) (108 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
80.7 bhp/litre
1.32 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
176 Nm (130 ft·lb) (17.9 kgm)
at 4700 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
97.94 Nm/litre
1.18 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel system MPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1230.8 kPa (178.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 449.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
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 25/37/30 US MPG EPA city/highway/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km9.4/6.4/7.8 l/100km city/highway/combined
km per litre10.6/15.7/12.8 km/l city/highway/combined
UK MPG30.0/44.4/36.0 UK MPG city/highway/combined
US MPG25.0/37.0/30.0 US MPG city/highway/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
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 manual
Top gear ratio 0.63
Final drive ratio 4.33
general
Carfolio.com ID297000
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2012 Kia Forte LX added 2012-11-30.
Last modified 2015-07-12.

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