If you’re looking at the compact coupe market, you have a few choices. There’s the Honda Civic coupe, the new Hyundai Elantra coupe, the Scion tC, or what we’ll be looking at, the 2013 Kia Forte Koup. Kia is aiming the Forte Koup at the younger generation and has given it some very aggressive styling. The SX model comes with a black-out front fascia, integrated fog lights, large rims, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser with dual exhaust tips. Inside, the Forte SX Koup comes loaded with many standard features like a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, leather seats, power windows and locks, and automatic climate control. Under the hood of the Koup SX is a 2.4L inline-four producing 173 horsepower and 168 pound-feet of torque. There is also a 2.0L inline-four producing 156 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque for the base EX model. Both engines have the choice of a six-speed manual or automatic with paddles on the steering wheel. Fuel economy for the 2.4L is rated at 22 City/32 Highway for the manual and 23 City/31 Highway for the automatic. Pricing for the Forte Koup starts at $18,175 for the base EX with a six-speed manual while the SX starts at $19,575 with a six-speed manual. Automatics add about $1,000 to the price.
2013 Kia Forte Koup SX Video Review