2012 Kia Forte LX, 2014 MY US

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.

Pictures

Key facts

2012 Kia Forte LX, 2014 MY US information summary

What body style?
4 door 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

Kia Forte models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1999 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1319 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1999 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW 1319 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1999 cm3 149 PS 147 bhp 110 kW 1275 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1999 cm3 149 PS 147 bhp 110 kW 1295 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1999 cm3 149 PS 147 bhp 110 kW 1275 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 6A 1999 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW
Kia Forte Koup -
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 6M 1591 cm3 204 PS 201 bhp 150 kW
Kia Forte 5-Door SX Turbo -
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1591 cm3 204 PS 201 bhp 150 kW 1321 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6A 1591 cm3 204 PS 201 bhp 150 kW
Kia Forte EX -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1999 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1797 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW

Similar models

Acura ILX 2.0 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1999 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1320 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1796 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1430 kg
BYD Qin -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1497 cm3 153 PS 151 bhp 113 kW 1650 kg
Chevrolet Cruze -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1796 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 147.0 CO2 1305 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1796 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 163.0 CO2 1315 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1796 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1796 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1364 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1364 cm3 138 PS 136 bhp 101 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1796 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1796 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LTZ 1.4 Turbo -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1998 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1439 kg
Emgrand EC718 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1798 cm3 139 PS 137 bhp 102 kW 1280 kg
Emgrand EC718 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1798 cm3 139 PS 137 bhp 102 kW 1310 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1999 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1190 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 1999 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1190 kg
Ford Fusion Energi -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1999 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1775 kg
Ford Fusion Hybrid -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1999 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1651 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1999 cm3 145 PS 143 bhp 107 kW 184.0 CO2 1477 kg
Great Wall Voleex C50 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1497 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW 1255 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1997 cm3 145 PS 143 bhp 107 kW 1461 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 1997 cm3 145 PS 143 bhp 107 kW 1501 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1997 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 1461 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 1997 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 1501 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 160.0 CO2 1426 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1796 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 165.0 CO2 1389 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1796 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 176.0 CO2 1409 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1796 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 165.0 CO2 1389 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1796 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 176.0 CO2
Honda Ciimo 1.8L -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1799 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1215 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1799 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1245 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1183 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1212 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 160.0 CO2 1165 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 157.0 CO2 1191 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 160.0 CO2 1178 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 157.0 CO2 1204 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 160.0 CO2 1195 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 157.0 CO2 1220 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1295 kg
Honda Civic Sedan EX-L -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1301 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1250 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1243 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1277 kg
Honda CRIDER  -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1798 cm3 138 PS 136.5 bhp 102 kW 1240 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1798 cm3 138 PS 136.5 bhp 102 kW 1275 kg
Hyundai Accent Sedan 1.6 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1591 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1087 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1591 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1117 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1591 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 134.0 CO2 1160 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1591 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 122.0 CO2 1210 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1591 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 123.0 CO2 1245 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1591 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 142.0 CO2 1190 kg
Hyundai Elantra -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1975 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1235 kg
Hyundai Elantra -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1797 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1207 kg
Hyundai Elantra Automatic -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 1975 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1246 kg
Hyundai Elantra -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1797 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1225 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1797 cm3 146 PS 144 bhp 107 kW 1266 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1797 cm3 146 PS 144 bhp 107 kW 1290 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1591 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW 149.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2351 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 1470 kg
Lexus HS 250h -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 2362 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1670 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1999 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1300 kg
Mazda 3 i Sedan -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1998 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1303 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1999 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1329 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1998 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1338 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1999 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 175.0 CO2 1340 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1999 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 159.0 CO2 1330 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1999 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 157.0 CO2 1340 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1999 cm3 155 PS 153 bhp 114 kW 159.0 CO2 1400 kg
Nissan Sentra -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1997 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1353 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 139.0 CO2 1483 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 154.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 132.0 CO2 1449 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1362 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 124.0 CO2 1571 kg
5 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1362 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 124.0 CO2 1581 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1362 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 136.0 CO2 1571 kg
5 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1362 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 136.0 CO2 1581 kg
5 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 124.0 CO2 1513 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 124.0 CO2 1513 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1997 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1402 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1997 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1450 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1997 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 182.0 CO2 1280 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1997 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 178.0 CO2 1363 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1997 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 173.0 CO2 1302 kg
Renault Latitude -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1997 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 181.0 CO2 1500 kg
Subaru Impreza G4 2.0i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1995 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1290 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA CVT 1995 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1290 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1798 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1230 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1987 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1270 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1798 cm3 145 PS 143 bhp 107 kW 152.0 CO2 1370 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1798 cm3 145 PS 143 bhp 107 kW 153.0 CO2 1405 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1798 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW 1240 kg
Toyota Corolla 1.8 Exclusive -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1798 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 165.0 CO2
Toyota Corolla 1.8 Exclusive -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1798 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 152.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1798 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 165.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1987 cm3 139 PS 137 bhp 102 kW 173.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 1987 cm3 139 PS 137 bhp 102 kW 179.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 7CVT 1798 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1180 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 1798 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW 1255 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1798 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 1798 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1798 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW
Toyota Corolla LE Eco -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1798 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
Toyota Corolla S -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1798 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW
Toyota Corolla S -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1798 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW 1255 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 1798 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW 1270 kg
Toyota Corolla S -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1798 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1751 cm3 145 PS 143 bhp 107 kW 1435 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1751 cm3 145 PS 143 bhp 107 kW 1435 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1499 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1360 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1499 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1380 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 1499 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1380 kg
2012 Kia Forte LX data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2700 mm 106.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1562 mm 61.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1575 mm 62 inches
Length 4560 mm 179.5 inches
Width 1780 mm 70.1 inches
Height 1435 mm 56.5 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
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
Valve gear 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/100km9.4/6.4/7.8 l/100km city/highway/combined
km/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 power assisted rack & pinion
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
Braked area
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.