The Kia Forte received a pleasing redesign for the 2019 model-year, with a sportier design, a new transmission, greater comfort, and more standard features across the trim lineup. Also, the new Forte has improved fuel economy.
Gas Mileage of 2019 Kia Forte
When equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, the 2019 Forte FE trim gets an estimated fuel economy of 27 city/37 hwy mpg. With the all-new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), the 2019 Forte FE get an estimated 31 city/41 hwy mpg. The 2019 Forte LXS, S, and EX grades — which all come standard with the IVT — get an estimated fuel economy of 30 city/40 hwy mpg.
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Why does the 2019 Kia Forte get better gas mileage?
The improved fuel economy can be credited in part to the re-engineered 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder engine. The engine features a cooled EGR system and Atkinson Cycle technology, which are typically found in electric and hybrid vehicles. Also, the new Intelligent Variable Transmission boasts more linear acceleration, resulting in greater efficiency. Additionally, the 2019 Kia Forte is more aerodynamic, with it cutting through the air with ease.
What else is new for the 2019 Kia Forte?
The 2019 Kia Forte has a bolder and sportier exterior design. It incorporated some of the design cues of the Kia Stinger sports sedan, with a more athletic stance, a shorter deck, and a longer hood. Inside the new Forte, the cabin has more space, with an increase in legroom. The trunk has a higher cargo capacity as well. The entire design of the cabin was revamped, with more comfortable seats, a horizontal theme, and a more uncluttered look. Buyers of the 2019 Forte can enjoy many newly-standard features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.