Watch out Corolla and Civic, there’s a new Sheriff in town!

2010 Kia Forte
2010 Kia Forte
Kia Motors America has a new forte, the Forte. The 2010 Kia Forte is designed to compete directly with compact leaders Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic.

Let’s do a brief comparison:

2010 Kia Forte EX
2.0 L / 156 hp engine
Optional 5 speed Automatic
EPA Fuel Economy 27 city/36 highway
MSRP with Fuel Economy Package $17,395 + destination charges
Warranty: 10 year/100,000 mile Limited Powertrain Warranty and 5 year/60,000 mile Limited Basic Warranty

2009 Honda Civic EX
1.8 L / 140 hp engine
Optional 5 speed Automatic
EPA Fuel Economy 25 city/36 highway
MSRP $20,105 + destination charges
Warranty: 5 year/60,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and 3 year/36,000 mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty

2010 Toyota Corolla XLE
1.8 L / 132 hp engine
4 speed Automatic
EPA Fuel Economy 26 city/34 highway
MSRP $17,650 + destination charges
Warranty: 5 year/60,000 mile Powertrain Warranty and 3 year/36,000 Basic Warranty

And to top it off, Kia Forte will also be available as a 2 door coupe in August.

What do you think? Will the Kia Forte give the Civic and Corolla a run for their money?

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Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family’s service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor’s degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master’s degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. Mike has also supervised teachers in Career and Technology Education as a school system administrator.

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