Kia Forte Features –
- Available in sedan,coupe or 5 door hatchback models
- Available heated front seats with optional heated rear seats
- Available heated steering wheel
- 1.8 liter, inline 4 with 145 horsepower or 2.0 liter, inline 4 with 173 horsepower
- Available 4.3″ touch screen audio display
Take a look. And then another. The Forte’s distinctive new styling and front LED Positioning Lights and available LED Rear Combination Lamps means getting noticed just goes with the territory.
Go ahead, get comfortable. The Forte’s Steering-Wheel-Mounted Controls and available features like a Sunroof, Ventilated Driver’s Seat and Heated Steering Wheel make it easy.
What are critics saying about the Kia Forte?
The Kia Forte is much more than just an economy car stuffed with gadgets. Boasting a handsome cabin furnished with quality materials in the higher trim levels (EX and SX), the Forte gives premium-brand compacts a run for their money. In addition, the Forte’s high-tech features are well-designed and easy to use. Its touchscreen interface, with large, logically positioned virtual buttons, is one of the better examples of this technology. Read More >>
Car and Driver –
Affordability and a 10-year powertrain warranty are selling points for any Kia, but buyers of the Forte sedan (or five-door Forte5) also will enjoy surprising space and a quality interior. A 148-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed manual serves as the base setup; a six-speed automatic is optional. Uplevel trims get a perky 173-hp 2.0-liter four paired to a six-speed automatic. The Forte5 is a hot-hatch, with a 201-hp turbo 1.6-liter four and a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Read More >>
Motor Trend –
Available as a sedan, hatchback, and coupe (Koup in Kia speak), the Kia Forte is a compact car that slots above the subcompact Rio and below the midsize Optima. Sedans are sold in LX and EX trims while the hatchback and coupe are offered in EX and SX grades. Read More >>