Meet Your 2017 Kia Forte

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Key Features By Trim
  • 2.0L I-4 164hp engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • side seat mounted airbags
  • curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags
  • airbag occupancy sensor
  • air conditioning
  • 15" steel wheels
  • cruise control
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • electronic stability.

The Forte is Kia's offering in the competitive Compact market segment. Attractive styling, pricing and feature content are what make this car standout.

The Forte is available in sedan or hatchback body styles. Both feature Kia's distinctive family grille. The Forte is available in three trims; LX, S, EX and SX (hatchback only). The LX and S use a 147-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a six-speed manual, or an available six-speed automatic transmission. EX is equipped with a 164-hp 2.0L and six-speed automatic. SX features a 201-hp 1.6L turbo four-cylinder and a six-speed manual, or an available six-speed automatic transmission. The Forte comes nicely equipped with standard items such as; traction control, stability control, side and side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, Bluetooth, trip computer and a tire pressure monitoring system. Dual-zone automatic climate control, HID headlights, LED taillights, power heated and ventilated leather seats, and a power sunroof are just some of the available features.

The Forte has refreshed styling and a new engine for 2017.

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There's an exceptionally roomy trunk by compact-sedan standards - and the rear seatbacks can flop forward to expand that capacity.
- Car and Driver, CarsDirect
The Forte rides with the composure and quietness of a larger car....
- Cars.com, CarsDirect
Developed under the baton of Peter Schreyer, the former Audi designer who has revitalized Kia styling, the latest Forte, generation five in the company's compact-car series, is an eye pleaser.
- Car and Driver, CarsDirect
...you're left with an impression of more refinement and elegance than one might expect from a car as affordable as the Forte.
- New Car Test Drive, CarsDirect
The Forte's handling doesn't wow in the performance department, with more body roll than fun-to-drive small cars like the Focus and Dodge Dart.
- Cars.com, CarsDirect

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Introduction

The Kia Forte offers a full family of compact cars, with three distinct body styles and two engines.The Forte was last redesigned for the 2014 model year.

The 2017 Kia Forte sedan models feature freshened styling, and a new Forte S trim level has joined the lineup.The 2017 Kia Forte S is a modestly sportier sedan that this year fits between the entry-level Forte LX and top-end Forte EX trim levels.The 2017 Forte sedan has a redesigned front bumper cover and a new tiger nose grille lower and blending into the headlights.Taillights have been reworked, with LEDs optional.Upholstery is upgraded for 2017, also.

Two-door Forte Koup and five-door Forte hatchbacks retain the previous platform and look, though a redone hatchback should be coming soon.

Beneath LX and S sedan hoods, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, developing 147 horsepower and 132 pound-foot of torque, has edged aside the prior 1.8-liter four.EX versions get an aluminum-block 2.0-liter with direct injection, producing 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet.A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard with LX trim.Most Fortes come with the 6-speed automatic transmission, which is optional for LX and standard otherwise.

The current design has been around for several years, but it's still a handsome vehicle, sharply detailed and topped by a dramatic roofline.Standard equipment has increased, making the Forte an even greater value.Cabin trim and materials have moved well ahead of early models.

Forte S and EX models come with a 7-inch touchscreen, as part of a new UVO3 system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, to access smartphone functions.

Kia now offers some active-safety features as options, but a rearview camera is standard only on S and EX trim levels.Safety ratings score no better than average in crash-testing.Finally, Forte has earned an overall five-star score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.Structural revisions for 2015 raised the previous crash-test score from a miserable three stars to an acceptable four-star rating.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety now ranks the Forte sedan Good, due to raising its small-overlap test score from Poor to Marginal.

Newly available safety features include autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, frontal collision warning, lane change assist, and dynamic bending lights.For the LX model, a rearview camera is part of an option group.All-disc brakes are standard.

top Body Exterior features2.0L LX+2.0L EX2.0L EX Luxury1.6L SX
Power door mirrorsYYYY
Heated door mirrorsYYYY
Turn signal indicator mirrorsYYY
SpoilerY
top Convenience Features features2.0L LX+2.0L EX2.0L EX Luxury1.6L SX
Passenger vanity mirrorYYYY
Power windowsYYYY
Driver door binYYYY
Illuminated entryYYYY
1-touch downYYYY
Front beverage holdersYYYY
Overhead consoleYYYY
Remote keyless entryYYYY
Passenger door binYYYY
Tilt steering wheelYYYY
Air conditioningYYYY
Telescoping steering wheelYYYY
1-touch upYYYY
Rear beverage holdersYYYY
Speed controlYYYY
Driver vanity mirrorYYYY
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorYYY
Automatic temperature controlYYY
Front dual zone A/CYYY
Heated steering wheelYY
Memory seatYY
Navigation systemY
top Entertainment Features features2.0L LX+2.0L EX2.0L EX Luxury1.6L SX
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsYYYY
top Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation features2.0L LX+2.0L EX2.0L EX Luxury1.6L SX
Front fog lightsYYYY
Outside temperature displayYYYY
TachometerYYYY
Delay-off headlightsYYYY
Front reading lightsYYYY
Rear window defrosterYYYY
Exterior parking camera rearYYYY
Rear window wiperYYYY
Variably intermittent wipersYYYY
Trip computerYYYY
Fully automatic headlightsYYYY
Blind spot sensorYY
High intensity discharge headlightsY
top Powertrain features2.0L LX+2.0L EX2.0L EX Luxury1.6L SX
Variable valve controlYYYY
Variable intake manifoldYYYY
Mode select transmissionYYY
Manual-shift autoYYY
top Safety and Security features2.0L LX+2.0L EX2.0L EX Luxury1.6L SX
Overhead airbagYYYY
Panic alarmYYYY
Ignition disableYYYY
ABS brakesYYYY
Traction controlYYYY
Dual front side impact airbagsYYYY
Perimeter/approach lightsYYYY
4 wheel disc brakesYYYY
Brake assistYYYY
Security systemYYYY
Occupant sensing airbagYYYY
Dual front impact airbagsYYYY
Electronic stabilityYYYY
top Seats and Trim features2.0L LX+2.0L EX2.0L EX Luxury1.6L SX
Front centre armrestYYYY
Split folding rear seatYYYY
Rear seat centre armrestYYYY
Heated front seatsYYYY
Leather steering wheelYYY
Leather shift knobYYY
Heated rear seatsYY
Power driver seatYY
Leather upholsteryYY
Power 2-way driver lumbar supportYY
Sport steering wheelY
Ventilated front seatsY
top Suspension/Handling features2.0L LX+2.0L EX2.0L EX Luxury1.6L SX
Speed-sensing steeringYYYY
Front anti-roll barYYYY
Front wheel independent suspensionYYYY
Power steeringYYYY
Alloy wheelsYYY
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