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Forte

Starting at $17,890 25/32 miles per gallon(city/highway)* [3]

Model Highlights

The 2020 Kia Forte is offered in five trim levels; FE, LXS, GT Line, EX and GT. All trims but the GT are powered by a 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder engine, which creates 147 horsepower and 132 lb-feet of torque. The engine features dual continuously variable valve timing, which helps provide responsiveness over a wide range while enhancing fuel economy. The FE trim come standard with a 6-speed manual, though there is an optional intelligent variable transmission. The LXS, GT Line and EX also come standard with the IVT. The new for 2020 GT is powered by a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder making 201 horsepower, sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual though it is also available with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic. The Forte's 2.0L engine paired with the IVT offers a combined fuel efficiency of 35 mpg.

The entry level Forte FE comes nicely equipped for the low starting price. Standard features include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, 4-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 3.5-inch LCD information display, rearview camera, dual-zone temperature control, remote keyless entry, forward collision avoidance assist, forward collision warning and Lane keep assist.

The LXS trim add 16-inch alloy wheels, black gloss sport bumper accents, chrome exhaust tips, 60/40 split folding rear seat and Drive Mode Select (DMS), which allows drivers to choose their driving style - Normal, Sport or Comfort.

Moving up to the GT Line trim, the Forte adds 17-inch alloy wheels, gloss black exterior trim accents, a rear decklid spoiler, red accents in the grille, side skirts, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, a flat bottom steering wheel with white contrasting stitching, a blind spot warning system and lane change assist, rear cross traffic warning and heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals.

The EX trim makes the Forte feel like a luxury sedan. Standard features include SOFINO leatherette heated and cooled front seats, 10-way power driver's seat, dual USB charging ports, smart key with push-button start and Smart Trunk. The Smart Trunk feature allows you to stand behind the vehicle with your key and the trunk will automatically open. Additional options include a Harman/Kardon premium audio system, navigation, power sunroof, rear spoiler, smart cruise control and wireless charging.

The GT is the sportiest Forte and is available with either a manual or a 7-speed DCT transmission, to match with the more powerful 1.6L engine. The GT also gets sport tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, a smart key, LED headlights with high beam assist, dual exhaust pipes, red contrasting stitching on the steering wheel and paddle shifters should the buyer opt for the 7-speed transmission.

The Kia Forte puts a high priority on safety and includes many passive and active safety features. Safety features include a suite of airbags, anti-lock brakes with 4-wheel disc brakes, hill start assist, brake assist system, traction control system and electronic stability control.

Trims

Car

FE

KEY FEATURES

  • 15" Wheels
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, USB
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Lane Keeping Assist
Car

LXS

KEY FEATURES

  • 16"Alloy Wheels
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, USB
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Trip Computer
Car

GT-Line

KEY FEATURES

  • 17" Graphite Alloy Wheels
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, USB
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Chrome/Metal Interior Accent Trim
  • Intelligent Variable Transmission
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Smart Device Remote Engine Start
  • Trip Computer
Car

EX

KEY FEATURES

  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats w/ 10-way power adjust
  • Intelligent Variable Transmission
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Smart Device Remote Engine Start
  • SOFINO Leathertte Seat Trim
  • Streaming Audio
  • Trip Computer
  • Wheels: 17" Machine Finish Alloy
Car

GT

KEY FEATURES

  • 18" Sport Two-tone Alloy Wheels
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, 2 USB
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, 2 USB, Harmon/Kardon Speakers, SiriusXM
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Black Grille
  • Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Front Sport Seats w/ 6-way adustable
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Trip Computer

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