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Kia Forte Koup Gets Top Accolade

Kia, coming off some harsh treatment from Consumer Reports, can find comfort in one of its top sellers 2014 Kia Forte getting some loving for being a best value in America.

The 2014 Kia Forte Koup has been honored as a 2014 Vincentric “Best Value in America” award winner in the Compact Coupe segment. Vincentric is a source of cost-of-ownership data and analysis within the automotive industry.

The Forte Koup is offered in two trim levels, EX and SX, with two engine and transmission choices. The EX comes equipped with a 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder engine, and the tarmac-carving SX comes standard with the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Both the EX and SX come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and offer an available 6-speed automatic featuring steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

“The all-new 2014 Forte Koup being named ‘Best Value in America’ in the Compact Coupe category by Vincentric emphasizes Kia’s commitment to advancing value to new levels of sophistication,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Kia Motors America. “Aside from offering a sporty driving experience, world-class design and cutting-edge technology, our award-winning two-door has also proven itself to be an affordable and sensible choice within its competitive set.”

Vincentric measures cost-of-ownership using eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. Utilizing this methodology, Vincentric identifies which vehicles have lower-than-expected ownership costs relative to other comparable offerings. The statistical process evaluates each vehicle across all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

“Kia is known for producing feature rich vehicles at very competitive prices and the Kia Forte Koup delivers on that promise,” said David Wurster, president of Vincentric. “It won the Vincentric ‘Best Value in America’ award in the Compact Coupe segment as a result of very competitive pricing, low depreciation, low insurance costs and due to its excellent warranty and low repair costs.”