29/38  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
8.7  Sec.
0-60 MPH
14.9  cu ft
Cargo Space

A Round of Refreshments

What do you call an affordable compact car that is reliable, decked out with the latest tech and convenience features and bursting at the seams with pizzazz? Well, the Kia Forte of course! Whatever you are looking for in a compact car, the Forte has it and more. Available in a sedan or hatchback, with multiple trims and powertrain choices, the Forte offers shoppers more variety. Continue reading our comprehensive review on the 2017 Kia Forte in Houston to learn all about this bestseller.

Stylish All-Around

The 2017 Kia Forte is dressed to impress with glossy chrome exterior accents and a refreshed front end that includes a new bumper, tiger-nose grille plate and cornered headlights. Many 2017 Kia Forte reviews love the new S trim level on the sedan model that sports flair upgrades such as a spoiler and a chrome exhaust tip. The clean, easy-to-navigate cabin now features high-quality cloth upholstery and a soft, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. All models include a great range of amenities, including wheel-mounted audio controls, keyless entry and Bluetooth. Upgrade to a higher trim level and enjoy leather seating, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and push-button start. All trims above the base LX include a 7-inch UVO3 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.

Three Engines to Choose From

2017 Kia Forte reviews are excited about the addition of Drive Model Select to the S and EX trims on the sedan. With Normal, Eco and Sport modes, users can get the most out of their drive. Both the Forte and Forte5 have two engine choices this model year. On most models of the sedan, a 2.0-liter Atkinson inline 4-cylinder engine that makes 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. comes standard. The EX trim features a 2.0-liter GDI I-4, which gets slightly better stats at 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque. Both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions are available. The Forte5's standard engine is the 2.0 GDI with the same transmission choices. The SX sport trim features a thrilling 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI 4-cylinder mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that offers a wider range with faster acceleration.

Many Available Safety Features

The Kia Forte offers great cabin protection with front-side mounted airbags and front and rear curtain airbags. Traction and stability control and a rear camera come standard on all trims. The 2017 Kia Forte in Houston offers a variety of available driver assistance features, including dynamic bending lights, lane change assist, front collision warning with emergency braking and rear cross-traffic alert. Forte cars equipped with a UVO system have access to the emergency alert system and additional parental controls that monitor teen driving habits Visit us today at our Houston dealership to find out more!

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