2012 Kia Forte EX, 2014 MY US

This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine driving through the front wheels. Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a volume of 2 litres. For this model it provides power and torque figures of 173 bhp (175 PS/129 kW) at 6500 rpm and 209 Nm (154 lbft/21.3 kgm) at 4700 rpm respectively. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 6 speed automatic transmission.

Pictures

Kia Forte EX -
Kia Forte EX
Image courtesy of Kia
Kia Forte EX -
Kia Forte EX
Image courtesy of Kia

Key facts

2012 Kia Forte EX, 2014 MY US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4560 mm
What size engine?
2 litre, 1999 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
175 PS / 173 bhp / 129 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
209 Nm / 154 ft.lb / 21.3 kgm @ 4700 rpm

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
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
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
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1797 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1797 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW

Similar models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 2393 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1755 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2497 cm3 191 PS 188 bhp 140 kW 203.0 CO2 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 2497 cm3 191 PS 188 bhp 140 kW 212.0 CO2 1520 kg
Buick Excelle GT -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1598 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 1480 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2384 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1633 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2384 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1551 kg
Buick Verano -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2384 cm3 179 PS 177 bhp 132 kW 1497 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2384 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2384 cm3 182 PS 179.5 bhp 134 kW 1628 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 9A 2360 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 1575 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2360 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1537 kg
Chrysler 200 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2360 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 9A 2360 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 2494 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1540 kg
Dodge Avenger  -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2360 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1539 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2360 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW
Dodge Dart R/T -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2360 cm3 187 PS 184 bhp 137 kW 1495 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1998 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1439 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1999 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1324 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1999 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1341 kg
Ford Fusion -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2488 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1594 cm3 181 PS 179 bhp 133 kW 1507 kg
Ford Fusion -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2488 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1554 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2488 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1516 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1498 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 134.0 CO2 1484 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1498 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 146.0 CO2 1504 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1796 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1510 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 1796 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1555 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2378 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1569 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2378 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1609 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1598 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 186.0 CO2 1450 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1598 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 175.0 CO2 1479 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1598 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 186.0 CO2 1465 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1598 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 175.0 CO2 1493 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2354 cm3 179 PS 177 bhp 132 kW 1459 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 2354 cm3 179 PS 177 bhp 132 kW 1487 kg
Hyundai i40 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1999 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2360 cm3 178 PS 176 bhp 131 kW 195.0 CO2 1411 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR CVT 2494 cm3 181 PS 179 bhp 133 kW 99.0 CO2 1620 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2488 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 1382 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 2488 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 1407 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 1796 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 149.0 CO2 1735 kg
Mercedes-Benz E 200 NGT -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 1796 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 190.0 CO2 1735 kg
MG MG6 Magnette -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1796 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 184.0 CO2 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6CVT 2360 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2378 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1540 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 2488 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1442 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 6CVT 2496 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1522 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1598 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 159.0 CO2 1471 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1598 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 169.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1598 cm3 165 PS 163 bhp 122 kW 129.0 CO2 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1598 cm3 165 PS 163 bhp 122 kW 130.0 CO2 1485 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2496 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1600 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1789 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1789 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW
Roewe 750 2.5 V6 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 2497 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 1598 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6M 2498 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1504 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6CVT 2498 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1539 kg
Subaru Legacy B4 2.5i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FA CVT 2498 cm3 173 PS 170.5 bhp 127 kW 1440 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 1447 kg
Toyota Camry 2.5 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1570 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1500 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 1447 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 1447 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1447 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1447 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 1470 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 2494 cm3 181 PS 179 bhp 133 kW 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 181 PS 179 bhp 133 kW 1520 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1470 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 1472 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1472 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 183.0 CO2 1460 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2494 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 183.0 CO2 1460 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 2494 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 121.0 CO2 1610 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 2494 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 121.0 CO2 1610 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR CVT 2494 cm3 178 PS 176 bhp 131 kW 1640 kg
Toyota Crown Athlete Hybrid 2.5 G -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR CVT 2494 cm3 178 PS 176 bhp 131 kW 1680 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR CVT 2494 cm3 178 PS 176 bhp 131 kW 1660 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR CVT 2494 cm3 178 PS 176 bhp 131 kW 1630 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR CVT 2494 cm3 178 PS 176 bhp 131 kW 1650 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR CVT 2494 cm3 178 PS 176 bhp 131 kW 1680 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 1751 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1485 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1390 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 153.0 CO2 1359 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 7A 1390 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 143.0 CO2 1373 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2480 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1338 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2480 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1360 kg
Volkswagen Jetta -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1390 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 154.0 CO2 1434 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 7A 1390 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 148.0 CO2 1452 kg
Volkswagen Jetta -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2480 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1369 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2480 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1398 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2480 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1436 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 2480 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1461 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1595 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 149.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1595 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 159.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1595 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 157.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1595 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 159.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1596 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 152.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1596 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 162.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1596 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 159.0 CO2
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1596 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 165.0 CO2
2012 Kia Forte EX data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2700 106.3
Track/tread (front) 1552 61.1
Track/tread (rear) 1567 61.7
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 2 litre
1999 cc
(121.986 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 97 mm
3.19 × 3.82 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.84
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
175 PS (173 bhp) (129 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
86.5 bhp/litre
1.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
209 Nm (154 ft·lb) (21.3 kgm)
at 4700 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
104.55 Nm/litre
1.26 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 11.5:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1313.8 kPa (190.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.75 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
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
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
turns lock-to-lock 2.960
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6½ x 16
Wheel size rear 6½ x 16
Tyres front 205/55 R 16
Tyres rear 205/55 R 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 262 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 6
Top gear ratio 0.77
Final drive ratio 3.06
general
Carfolio.com ID297022
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2012 Kia Forte EX added 2012-11-30.
Last modified 2013-02-28.