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Photos of the Kia Forte

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX front view

Kia's "tiger nose" grille. Large lower grille well-integrated, and within the bounds of good tast

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX front angle dusk

LED running lights, of course. The Technology Package adds HID headlamps beneath them.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX front quarter view

A clean, moderately muscular design.

Kia Forte Photos: Honda Civic Si front quarter view

Civic Si exterior clunkier than the Kia's. For 2014, wheels are 18s, like the Kia's.

Kia Forte Photos: Previous gen Honda Civic Si front quarter

Previous generation Civic Si was more attractive the the current one. Clearly influenced the Forte.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX side view

Athletic proportions.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX rear quarter hell

Lovely rear quarters, the Forte's best angle. Not a bad way to go to Hell (MI).

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX rear side window sunset

An artsy fartsy photo, with ducks.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX rear angle sunset

Sportily raked shoulder, classy rear pillar.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX instrument panel trim

Interesting trim breaks up an otherwise overly dark interior.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX interior

Upscale but not flashy interior styling.

Kia Forte Photos: Honda Civic Si interior

Civic's interior dominated by massive bi-level instrument panel. Seats went red for 2014.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX instrument panel

Well-designed controls, including close-at-hand knobs for key functions.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX instrument panel full width

Cleverly, only the part of the instrument panel likely to be touched--ahead of passenger--is soft.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX driver seat

A good driver seat becomes an exceptional one on hot days.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte Koup rear seat

You can't tell from this pic, but there's plenty of rear legroom even in the Koup.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte sedan rear seat

The rear seat in the sedan and hatchback is easier to access, plus another inch or two of headroom.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX trunk

Sufficient trunk in the Koup. For more cargo versatility, get the hatchback.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX engine

GDi indicates gasoline direct injection. Honda is the only competitor without it.

Kia Forte Photos: Kia Forte SX engine uncovered

Good torque from the 1.6T around town, needs another 400 cc to fully challenge the segment leaders