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Cars > Challenges > “Koup EX” Vs “Cheato”


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Niagara Falls, New York
United States

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Danielson, Connecticut
United States


2011 Kia Forte Koup EX

“Koup EX”

2006 Audi TT Quattro


Photo of: 2011 Kia Forte Koup

No longer owned

Photo of: 2006 Audi TT

Head to Head


About “Koup EX”

This car got totaled! fricken lady ran a stop sign and I t-boned her!

I've had my 2011 Kia Forte Koup EX for about 6 months now and love it. Have had zero problems, Ive done all my own maintenance so far, availability of mods are very limited at the moment so i custom made my DC Sports exhaust. Check out my album and vids and visit my youtube channel and tell me what you think! http://www.yo...?feature=mhum My new 2011 Kia Forte Koup EX 2.0L i4 6 speed manual trans. Its titanium color which is like a dark gray. Black and gray interior colors. It was around $17,400. Just got it so not much history yet. The new 2011 Koup is by far better than the 2010 which only had a 4 speed auto and 5 speed manual compared to the 2011 with the 6 speed auto and 6 speed manual. the 2010 Koup EX 0-60 was rated around 8.2 secs and the 2011 Koup EX is around 7.1 secs according to motortrend. I personally got a 7.2 0-60 on the first test and a 6.9 0-60 on my second test, recorded and uploaded on my youtube. Visit my youtube channel to see them: http://www.yo...?feature=mhum

About “Cheato”

I bought this baby brand new and had to order it to get the cheeto color. My wife and I went out and test drove a similar car at the dealer. The first time the turbo kicked in I almost wet my pants. I was so nerves that when I pulled back into the dealership I went down a one way road and was wondering why everyone was beeping and waving. I thought WOW this cars a head turner. Well turns out it was a finger that were waving so I pulled a U-y, got on the boost and BAM I was gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Specs for “Koup EX”

Please visit my youtube channel for my walk around and test run videos: http://www.yo...?feature=mhum
Also visit my account.

Price: $17,400

Engine & Performance
Engine: 2.0L i4 Aluminum block
Displacement: 1998cc
Valve Gear: 16 valve DOHC CVVT (continuously variable valve timing)
Horsepower: 156 @6200 rpms
Torque: 144 @4300 rpms
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Modded 0-60: 6.84 Vi performance monitor timed. (aug. 15. 2011)
Modded 1/4 mile: 15.11 @ 97.66mph Vi performance monitor timed. (aug. 15. 2011)
Stock 0-60: 6.9 seconds (personal timed and recorded on youtube, visit my channel: http://www.yo...feature=mhum)
Top Speed: 140mph (speedometer), 120mph (governed)

6 speed manual overdrive

Body & Chassis
Layout: Front engine, FWD
Body Type: Steel unibody
Front Suspension- Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil springs, Monotube shock absorbers, Stabilizer bar.
Rear Suspension: Torsion beam, Coil springs, Gas shock absorbers.
Turns: Lock-to-Lock
Turning Circle (curb to curb): 33.9 ft

Brake Type: Hydraulic, Power assisted vacuum, 4 sensor, 4 channel ABS and electronic stability control.
Front: 11" Vented discs
Rear: 10.3" Solid disks

Steering Type: Electronic power
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 16.9

Front Tire Size P205/55R16
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Temporary

Fuel Economy
City: 25mpg
Hwy: 34mpg
Personal avg: 28mpg

Interior Dimensions
Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom (in.) 38.70
Rear Headroom (in.) 35.30
Front Legroom (in.) 43.60
Rear Legroom (in.) 33.90
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 55.70
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 52.40
Front Hip Room (in.) 53.30
Rear Hip Room (in.) 51.60

Exterior Dimensions
Curb Weight (lbs) 2737 (manual)
Wheelbase (in) 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 176.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0
Ground Clearance (in) 5.5

Anti-lock brakes
Electronic stability control w/traction control
Advanced dual front impact airbags
Dual front side-impact airbags
Dual front side curtain airbags
Impact-sensing door unlock
Front 3-point height adjustable ELR seat belts w/pretensioners
Rear 3-point ELR seat belts
Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

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Specs for “Cheato”

275 hp/250 torque turbocharged 1.8L 4 banger.
All wheel drive six speed
5ish second 0-60
150 mph top speed


Factory Options for “Koup EX”

Koup EX package:

Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioning Std.
Power Windows Std.
Power Door Locks Std.
Leather Seats N/A
Power Seats N/A
Max. Seating 5
Number of Doors 2

CD Player Std. Single disc, mp3, USB, AM/FM, Sirius, Bluetooth, Speakers

Factory Options for “Cheato”



Mods for “Koup EX”


-Spectre Performance Custom Short Ram Intake
-DC Sports Performance Exhaust

Mods for “Cheato”

K&N Air filter
Nitto INVO tires
Miltek Cat Back


Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 2

Cover photo of 2011 Kia Forte Koup EX album
2011 Kia Forte Koup EX
Photos: 29
Cover photo of Koup Mods album
Koup Mods
Photos: 7

Previous Photo Albums Next Photo Albums

Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of Cheato album
Photos: 9

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