The 2018 Kia Forte is a wonderful choice for the compact car segment, with its stand-out styling, high fuel economy, comfortable and feature-rich cabin, high-level safety and very affordable price. Whether you're a compact car shopper from Novato, San Rafael, Vallejo, Petaluma or elsewhere in the North Bay Area, we're confident you'll be delighted with the 2018 Forte at Kia Marin.
With its nimble size and responsive handling, the 2018 Forte is very fun-to-drive. With the Forte LX and S trims, you'll get the 2.0-liter I-4 Multi-Point Injection engine, which produces 147 horsepower, 132 lb-ft of torque, and up to an estimated highway fuel economy of 37 mpg. If you desire more power, you can get the EX trim, which comes with the 2.0-liter I-4 Gasoline Direct Injection engine, which generates 164 horsepower, 151 lb-ft of torque, and a highway fuel economy 33 mpg. With the EX trim, you have a choice of the standard manual or optional automatic transmission, while the S and EX trims come standard with an automatic.
You and your passengers can enjoy the comfortable and well-equipped interior of the 2018 Forte. It offers seating for five people, with a generous amount of legroom, headroom and shoulder room. Also, the 60/40 split rear seats help you meet the demands of your varying cargo needs. You can find your perfect driving position with the available 10-way Power Adjustable Driver's Seat, while the available heated and ventilated front seats help keep you warm in the winter and cool during the summer. Also, the EX trim comes standard with a Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control system.
You can feel very safe when driving the 2018 Forte. The multi-airbag system includes full-length side curtain airbags, while the advanced sensors in the airbags help limit the impact on the passengers. The 2018 Forte has many standard electronic safety aids, including Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, Vehicle Stability Management, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Hill-Start Assist Control. Further enhancing the safety of the 2018 Forte is a number of available driver assistance systems, including the Blind Spot Detection System, Front Collision Warning System and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection System.