Kia Forte Review

29/37  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
8.7  Sec.
0-60 MPH
14.9  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Kia Forte?

This year, the Forte EX gets new standard safety features to help you avoid danger. The blind-spot monitoring system alerts you to vehicles you might otherwise miss, so you can switch lanes without any issues. The newly standard rear cross-traffic alert system helps you back out of a parking space, warning you about any vehicles that might be headed your way.

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Kia Forte Trims

There are two versions of the Kia Forte: sedan and hatchback. The Forte sedan is available as the LX, S, and EX trim models. If you prefer a hatchback, you can choose between the LX, EX, and SX models. The entry-level Forte LX impresses with its features list, essentially providing an incredible range of comforts and conveniences at an excellent value. In it, you'll find Bluetooth and USB connectivity, technology that makes it easy to stay connected on the go. You'll also love the Forte's spacious seating, both front and back, which gives you the family-friendly space you need for lengthy commutes. When you upgrade to the Forte S, you'll enjoy modern infotainment, with the central Uconnect's touch screen and voice controls to help you find the app you need. Inside, black cloth upholstery with white contrast stitching gives the cabin a sporty vibe. The Forte sedan top-trim model, the EX, delivers a wealth of luxury features, from leather upholstery to ambient interior lighting. The top-trim hatchback is the SX, which impresses with its upscale interior but also adds performance upgrades, such as a sport-tuned suspension and dual exhaust tips.

Two Engine Choices

2018 Kia Forte RearChoose from a range of powertrain options to create the ride that suits your lifestyle. Whether you're looking for a quick, sporty ride or excellent fuel economy, you can find it here. The Forte LX and S sedans come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. This engine is EPA-rated for up to 29 city/37 highway mpg. When you choose the Forte EX, you get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that increases output to 164 horses and 151 pound-feet of torque. Finally, with the Forte SX, you'll enjoy all-out speed, with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 201 horses and 195 pound-feet of torque.

Impressive Safety Ratings and Features

2018 Kia Forte TiresAfter it earned top scores in crash tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Forte a 2018 Top Safety Pick+, its highest honor. In government crash tests, the Forte also earned top honors, with a perfect five-star rating for overall protection. And, when you shop for a new model, you can add a number of optional safety features to help you avoid danger. These include the forward collision alert system with automatic emergency braking. All but the base Forte LX come with a rearview camera - though can add one as on option on the LX. With it, you can spot any cyclists or pedestrians in your path before you back out into a busy street.

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