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The Forte is Kia's offering in the competitive Compact market segment. Attractive styling, pricing and feature content are what make this car standout. The Forte sedan is available in three trims; LX, EX and SX. The LX and EX trims both feature a 156-hp 2.0L four-cylinder and a six-speed manual, or available six-speed automatic transmission. The SX features a 173-hp 2.4L four-cylinder and a standard six-speed automatic transmission. The Forte comes nicely equipped with standard items such as; traction control, stability control, side and overhead side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, Bluetooth and a tire pressure monitoring system. Automatic climate control, leather seats, power sunroof, heated seats and a trip computer are all available depending on trim. The Kia Forte transmissions are now all six-speed for 2011.