The 2012 Forte Koup Coupe offers the model in two trims, the front-wheel drive base EX trim and the SX trim. The EX has a 2.0 liter 156 horsepower, 144 lb torque four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission. Consumers also have the ability to get the six-speed automatic transmission instead of the manual. Furthermore, the EX has 16-inch wheels, remote keyless entry, and a height adjustable driver seat. Consumers can also opt for the more sporty SX trim, which has 17-inch wheels, a sportier suspension, enhanced breaks, and is ultimately made for performance. The SX has a more powerful 2.4 liter 173 horsepower, 168 lb torque four-cylinder engine that has a six-speed manual transmission and the option for a six-speed automatic transmission instead of the manual. The SX also comes with tilt and telescoping steering column, upgraded gauge cluster; sport cloth timed seating, and metal pedals. A unique feature that the SX has is a stereo system that pulses to the beat of music. The EX trim has a 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway while the SX has 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. Both trims come with a standard heated power mirrors with turn signals built in. They also both come with body-color door handles, USB enabled, Sirius equipped satellite radio, tinted glass, sunshade band on windshield, Bluetooth enabled, standard air conditioning, power locks and windows, and cruise control.
The 2012 Forte Koup Coupe has a wide array of features that appeal to consumers. The Koup offers audio system features that include satellite SIRIUS radio, speed sensitive volume control, Bluetooth, USB connection, and a 6-speaker sounds system. The Coupe also offers numerous amounts of convenience features including audio and cruise controls of the steering wheel, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and retained accessory power.
The 2012 Kia Koup Coup offers an abundance of standard safety features. The Koup offers security features like front and rear 3-point seat belts, full-length side curtain airbags, and front seat-belt pretensioners that are designed to tighten the seatbelts in a collision in order to help reduce the likelihood of injury. The Koup uses an advanced airbag system that monitors the severity of an impact to inflate airbags accordingly. This model also includes front active headrests that move upward and forward to reduce the likelihood of neck injury in a collision. Additionally, the Koup offers unique dual front seat-mounted side airbags that further protect occupants of the car. Other standard features include traction control, ABS, stability control and an antiskid system.