2019 Kia Forte Model Review

27/37  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
8.7  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
5
Seats
15.3  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New For The 2019 Kia Forte?

Redesigned for the current model year, the compact 2019 Kia Forte is 3.2 inches longer, 0.8 inches wider, and 0.2 inches taller. Cargo room expanded from 14.9 to 15.3 cu. ft. A Continuously Variable Transmission is now available, which improves the combined EPA-estimated fuel economy by 3 MPG or 35 MPG. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are now part of the base FE trim, which also comes with an 8-inch touchscreen.


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New Features and Highlights

The following trims are available.

FE: Automatic light control turns the projector-beam headlamps on and off in response to differences in lighting conditions. You can use the 8-inch touchscreen display to control the 4-speaker audio system or to make phone calls via support for your compatible smartphone using Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay™.

LXS: Gloss black accents and a chrome exhaust tip accent the exterior of this trim. With Drive Mode Select, you can define your driving style as Normal, Sport, or Comfort. Steering-wheel-mounted switches let you manage cruise control without taking your focus away from the road. In the rear, a 60/40 split-folding seat allows for more flexible cargo loading.

S: Front fog lights maintain visibility during bad weather. Adding energy efficiency to the Daytime Running Lights, positioning lights, and rear combination lamps are LEDs. The UVO eServices infotainment system comes with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Bluetooth® Audio Streaming, and voice recognition. Two-dash mounted speakers help deliver better audio.

EXS: The top-of-the-line enhances the exterior with perimeter approach lighting and heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators. Inside, SOFINO leatherette covers the heated and ventilated front seats. The driver seat power-adjusts in 10 ways with power lumbar support. Illumination brightens the glove box and the visor vanity mirrors. Air-conditioning becomes available for the rear passengers.

Engine, Transmission & MPG Specs

2019 Kia AccentThe 2.0-liter 16-valve Atkinson Cycle inline-4 makes use of Multi-Point Injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing to produce 147 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and 132 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 RPM. The 6-speed manual transmission is standard but higher-level trims include the Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission with Sportmatic®. Fuel economy with the CVT transmission reaches 41 MPG on the highway and 31 MPG in the city. Motor Driver Power Steering allows for better steering feel at all speeds.

Safety Systems

2019 Kia AccentThe following smart features protect everyone who rides the 2109 Kia Forte:

Forward Collision Warning is standard and monitors for certain hazards to warn you about them. To prevent accidents, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist can apply the brakes independently of you.

Smart Cruise Control relies on radar to monitor the vehicles in front of you. Using the speed you set as a target, this technology slows down and speeds up your compact to keep up with differing traffic speeds.

Blind Spot Collision Warning informs you of any vehicles that are just beyond your peripheral vision. Available Lane Change Assist can warn you of any vehicles approaching you from behind so you can change lanes more safely.

When you back up, the Rear-Camera Display projects images of what's behind you onto the dash display while adding colored grid lines so you can judge how far you are to obstacles. Available Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning alerts you to any vehicles that try to cross your rearward path. Available Parking Distance Warning-Reverse lets you know how close you're getting to objects in your rear.

Standard Lane Departure Warning lets you know what you start to wander outside the highway lines without activating a turn signal. Available Lane Keeping Assist can correct your steering so you remain within the correct lane.

Designed to fit any lifestyle, the 2019 Kia Forte is sure to be the perfect combination of versatility and comfort. Visit Joe Myers Kia today to take a test drive!


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