Few automakers offer a full range of compact body styles; sedan, coupe, and hatchback. Kia is luckily one of the few who does with their Forte lineup. We’re taking a look at the 2013 Forte 5-Door in this review.

The Forte 5-Door has some of the design cues seen on the Forte sedan and Koup models such as the tiger mouth grille, integrated fog lights,  LED headlights, and seventeen-inch alloy wheels for SX models. EX models get sixteen-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the Forte 5-Door gets loads of space for passengers and cargo thanks to the hatchback shape. Standard equipment includes a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, air conditioning, power windows and locks, and USB and Aux input jacks.

The Forte 5-Door EX uses a 2.0L inline-four engine producing 156 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque. The Forte 5-Door EX gets a 2.4L inline-four with 173 horsepower and 168 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment.

Fuel economy for the Forte 5-Door stands at:

  • Forte EX 5-Door: 26 City/36 Highway/29 Combined
  • Forte SX 5-Door: 23 City/32 Highway/26 Combined

The Forte 5-Door starts at $18,300 for the EX and $19,800 for the SX. Competitors for the Forte 5-Door include the Ford Focus 5-Door, Hyundai Elantra GT, and Mazda3 Hatchback.