2015 Kia Forte Koup EX (M6)

2015 Kia Forte Koup Koup EX (M6)
  • MSRP$18,590 Invoice$17,698
    • 24 City
    • 33 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Doors2
  • Horsepower173 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

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2015 Kia Forte Buyer's Guide

Competing in the traditional compact-car segment, the 2015 Kia Forte family includes sedan, coupe and five-door hatchback bodystyles, with each offering the brand’s signature design cues as well as their own unique advantages. For Koup owners in particular, the car delivers a performance-oriented driving experience that has become exceedingly rare in the segment, which currently counts just one other coupe model. However, the car’s presence did help realize a noticeable uptick in sales volume for Forte in 2014, along with continued gains early in 2015; on the other hand, the Forte roster does trail the rest of the mainstream entries here when it comes to absolute volume.

What's the difference between trims?

2015 Kia Forte EX
  • 16-inch wheels
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Keyless entry
  • Cruise control
2015 Kia Forte LX
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Satellite radio
  • Trip computer
2015 Kia Forte SX
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Unique exterior styling
  • UVO infotainment system
  • Rearview camera

What makes it move?

Standard in the 2015 Kia Koup is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that can serve up 173 hp and 154 lb.-ft. of torque, with that output exclusively sent through a six-speed “Sportmatic” automatic transmission. But the fun one is the available four-cylinder turbo, which squeezes 201 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque from a mere 1.6 liters of displacement, then offers both a six-speed manual transmission and the Sportmatic unit—and gets matched to a sport-tuned suspension, too.

Why buy the 2015 Kia Forte?

Showcasing the kind of features and fuel-economy ratings expected of the top mainstream compacts, but selling at much smaller volumes, the 2015 Kia Koup is for drivers who want to stand out in an increasingly crowded compact segment—but without sacrificing the confidence that comes with buying one of the mainstream choices. After all, not only is the Kia Koup one of just a handful of compact coupes still sold in this country, it also benefits from the engineering expertise of its higher-volume corporate cousin, Hyundai.

It’s further worth noting that the Koup offers something its few rivals don’t: available Flexsteer technology. This system, standard on the Koup EX, allows drivers to tune the car’s steering response for Comfort, Normal and Sport modes.

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