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The Forte’s striking looks were a significant improvement over the Spectra’s. All versions featured roomy interiors with attractive dashboards and generous stowage space, even the Koup. Base sedans were just that as far as standard content was concerned, while the Koup and hatchback started with more. Of the two powerplant choices, the 2.4 obviously delivered more grunt than the 2.0, but with only a minimal fuel-economy penalty.