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2021 Kia Forte

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

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Model Highlights

The 2021 Kia Forte is offered in five trim levels; FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX and GT. Other than the GT, all are powered by a 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder engine, which creates 147 horsepower and 132 pound-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 offers a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission or an intelligent variable transmission, while the LXS, GT-Line and EX come standard with the IVT. 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, climate control, remote keyless entry, forward collision avoidance assist, and Lane keep assist.

The LXS trim add 16-inch alloy wheels, black gloss sport bumper accents, chrome exhaust tips, a 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, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, a leather-wrapped shift knob, a 6-speaker audio system, gloss black exterior details, black mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, a sportier grille and sportier side skirts and a lane change assist function.

The EX trim makes the Forte feel almost like a luxury sedan. Standard features include 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 trim costs about the same as the EX, but actually removes some of the more upscale features of that model in exchange for a more powerful engine, a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder making a stout 201 horsepower. Rather than the fuel efficient but not particularly sporty IVT transmission, the GT gets a dual clutch 7-speed as standard, which can snap off shifts in the blink of an eye. A 6-speed manual is optional. Despite having fewer luxury features than the EX, an optional GT2 package includes a ton of high tech features, such as the Harman/Kardon stereo, a power sunroof, heated and cooled seats, park distance control, blind spot warning, smart cruise control and more.

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
  • 4-Speaker Audio System
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) w/ 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Engine: 2.0L 4-Cylinder MPI 16V DOHC w/Dual CVVT
  • Front Bucket Seats = 6 way Adjustable
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Radio: AM/FM/MP3 Display Audio System -inc: 4 speakers, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, Bluetooth wireless technology, AUX and USB input
  • Remote Keyless Entry
Car

LXS

KEY FEATURES

  • 16-inch Machine Finish Alloy Wheels
  • 4-Speaker Audio System
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) w/ 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Engine: 2.0L 4-Cylinder MPI 16V DOHC w/Dual CVVT
  • Front Bucket Seats = 6 way Adjustable
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Remote Keyless Entry
Car

GT-Line

KEY FEATURES

  • 17" Graphite Finish Alloy Wheels
  • 2.0 Liter, Inline 4-cylinder engine
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Chrome Metal Accents Interior Trim
  • Engine: 2.0L 4-Cylinder MPI 16V DOHC w/Dual CVVT
  • LED Brakelights
  • Radio: AM/FM/MP3 Display Audio System -inc: 6 speakers, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, Bluetooth wireless technology, AUX and USB input
  • Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start and Immobilizer
Car

GT

KEY FEATURES

  • 18-inch GT Two-Tone Alloy Wheel
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • 6-Speaker Audio System
  • 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission
  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) w/ 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Chrome Metal Accents Interior Trim
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • LED Brakelights
  • Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start and Immobilizer
Car

EX

KEY FEATURES

  • 17-inch Graphite Finish Alloy Wheels
  • 2.0 Liter, Inline 4-cylinder engine
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Voice-Command Navigation System, 8-inch Color Touch-Screen

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Vehicle Details

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mechanical exterior entertainment interior safety

mechanical

Front-Wheel Drive
4.33 Axle Ratio
60-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
130 Amp Alternator
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Sport Tuned Suspension
Electric Power-Assist Steering
14 Gal. Fuel Tank
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS
Front Vented Discs
Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

exterior

Wheels: 18" Machine Finish Alloy
Tires: P225/40R18 Sport Summer
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Clearcoat Paint
Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Black Side Windows Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Black Bodyside Insert and Rocker Panel Extensions
Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Lip Spoiler
Black Grille
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Front Fog Lamps
Perimeter/Approach Lights
LED Brakelights
Auto On/Off Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Headlights-Automatic Highbeams

entertainment

Radio: AM/FM/MP3 harman/kardon Premium Audio System -inc: 320 watt
8 speakers
8" touch screen
steering remote control
Clari-Fi digital audio restoration
SiriusXM satellite radio
UVO eServices w/voice recognition
support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
Bluetooth wireless technology
2 USB charger ports (front/center console) and wireless phone charger
Radio w/Seek-Scan
Clock
Speed Compensated Volume Control
Aux Audio Input Jack
Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
Streaming Audio
Window Grid Antenna
2 LCD Monitors In The Front

interior

Front Sport Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's and front passenger seats and front passenger seatback map pocket
Driver Seat
Passenger Seat
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer
Odometer
Engine Coolant Temp
Tachometer
Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter
Illuminated Entry
Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Manual Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
Illuminated Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert
Piano Black Door Panel Insert
Piano Black Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Urethane Gear Shifter Material
Cloth & Leatherette Seat Trim -inc: red contrast stitching
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage
Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Front And Rear Map Lights
Full Carpet Floor Covering
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Cargo Access
Smart Device Remote Engine Start
Instrument Panel Bin
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Appearance
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
Perimeter Alarm
Air Filtration
1 12V DC Power Outlet

safety

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Lane Keeping Assist
Lane Departure Warning
Collision Mitigation-Front
Driver Monitoring-Alert
Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) Blind Spot
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
Parking Distance Warning - Reverse (PDW-R) Rear Parking Sensors
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point
Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Back-Up Camera

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