2014 Kia Forte Koup Preview


The Forte Koup is now powered by the same engines and wears the same clothes as its sedan sibling. Good looks and turbo power make the Koup a fun choice.


Cost of entry is much higher than the Forte sedan as the Forte Koup is not available in a base trim. Prices start at over $20,000. For comparison, the Hyundai Elantra Coupe and Honda Civic Coupe can both be had for over $1,000 less to start.

2014 Kia Forte Koup Pricing:

The Forte Koup starts at $20,995 for the EX manual-equipped model and $22,195 for the six-speed automatic with Active ECO. SX models replace the 2.0-litre four-cylinder with a 1.6-litre turbocharged four and cost $23,695. Automatic-equipped SX models are $1,200 more at $24,895. The tippy-top SX Luxury automatic will run you $28,295.

2014 Kia Forte Koup Economy:

Equipped with the new, more powerful 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, the Forte Koup is rated at 9.0/6.1L (city/highway) per 100 km with the manual transmission or 8.9/6.0L per 100 km with the six-speed automatic. Turbo 1.6-litre models are rated at 9.4/6.8L per 100 km for the manual and 9.3/6.6L per 100 km for the automatic.

Improvements and Changes:

Arriving a year after its four-door brother, the Forte Koup has undergone a complete overhaul. With crisp, flowing lines and a new family of engines, the Koup is an ultra-competitive choice in a very small compact coupe market.

Don’t Miss:

While the Forte Koup may have a higher starting price than its competitors, namely its platform twin Hyundai Elantra, the Kia may actually be a better value when loaded up with options. Even the entry EX model is equipped with Kia’s UVO infotainment system.

2014 Kia Forte Koup Powertrain:

The Forte Koup is given the same engines as its sedan sibling sharing the same name. A 2.0-litre four-cylinder is the base engine, producing 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque. SX models are equipped with a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, cranking output to 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Both six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions are available.


The Kia Forte Koup comes standard with six airbags (front, front seat-mounted side, and side curtain) available on all trims. Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control Systems comes as standard on all trims as well.


Our compact coupe selection in Canada is not what it once was. The Koup’s closest competitor is the Hyundai Elantra Coupe. The only other competitor is the Honda Civic Coupe.