The base engine offered on the 2018 Kia Forte Hatchback is a 2-liter I4 that makes 164 hp @ 6200 rpm and 151 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm. It is mated to a 6-Speed Automatic. Equipped with this engine, the 2018 Kia Forte Hatchback takes 8.2 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and achieves the quarter-mile in - seconds.

Another engine available here is a 1.6-liter I4 that makes 201 hp @ 6000 rpm and 195 lb.-ft. @ 1750 rpm. It is mated to a 6-Speed Manual. Powered by this engine, the 2018 Kia Forte Hatchback takes only 8.2 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and covers the quarter-mile run in - seconds.

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2018 Kia Forte Hatchback 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPH
EX 5dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
LX 5dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
SX 5dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
SX 5dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
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8.2 sec

2018 Kia Forte Hatchback vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

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2017 Kia Forte Hatchback 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPH
EX 5dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
8.4 sec
LX 5dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
8.2 sec
SX 5dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
6.7 sec
SX 5dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
6.6 sec

2017 Kia Forte Hatchback vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

2016 Kia Forte Hatchback 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPH
SX 5dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
SX 5dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
EX 5dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
LX 5dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
+2 More
10 sec

2016 Kia Forte Hatchback vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

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