2021 Kia Forte

What's New For the 2021 Kia Forte?

Still part of a third-generation design in North America, the 2021 Kia Forte offers the Sofino upholstery for the power-adjustable seats. This compact sedan also boasts class-leading safety technologies from the Drive Wise bundle, like the Automatic Emergency Braking.

2021 Forte Trims & Features

The 2021 Forte FE base trim comes with an 8.0-inch touch screen and several other premium digital technologies, including Bluetooth and Android Auto. This entry-level edition is available in only three exterior colors. With an upgrade to the LXS model, you can select several new paint options, such as Deep Sea Blue and Currant Red. This trim also has the sport bumper with Gloss Black accents. Next on the lineup is the GT-Line, which boasts the Sport Side Sills with the Gloss Black design. Heated outside mirrors and a power sunroof are available for this mid-tier model.

The 2021 Forte EX edition is equipped with the UVO Link infotainment system, including the Voice-Command Navigation System and SiriusXM services. You will also get an eight-speaker audio system by Harman Kardon inside the EX trim. The Forte GT offers the optional Parking Distance Warning-Reverse technology and a wireless phone charger. Topping off the lineup, the GT Manual has the 4.2-inch Supervision Meter Cluster and LED interior lighting.

2021 Kia Forte Interior

2021 Kia Forte Horsepower

The 2021 Forte's 2.0 L engine produces up to 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. This efficient I-4 powertrain may be paired with a six-speed manual transmission or the Intelligent Variable Transmission. Powered by the latest edition of the Sportmatic technology, the IVT is more advanced than a conventional CVT. This compact Kia sedan also offers a 1.6 L engine that contains a turbocharger. Paired with a sport-tuned, dual-exhaust system, the turbo engine generates just more than 200 hp and up to 195 lb-ft. This high-output powertrain is paired with a dual-clutch transmission that creates seven shifting points.

Kia Forte Safety

The 2021 Forte offers lots of driving aids that carry the Drive Wise label. For example, the Blind-Spot Collision Warning makes you more aware of objects that aren't within your field of view on the road. Smart Cruise Control is another innovative function that lowers the possibility of an accident. Some other crash-prevention technologies optional for this sporty Kia sedan include the Driver Attention Warning and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist.

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