The Kia Forte has been in the Kia roster since 2009 and currently slots into the Kia sedan lineup above the Rio and beneath the K5 which was formerly known as the Optima. It’s an affordable compact car option, and you can try a new 2021 Kia Forte in Novato, CA at Kia Marin today. We can also facilitate purchases at your home!
We have a huge inventory of new Kia models, and one of our most common models is the Forte. You can click the link below to see all the new Forte options that we currently have in our inventory. If you want to learn more about the Forte and what it has to offer, then just keep reading and we will fill you in on all the details.
There are a ton of trim levels available for the 2021 Kia Forte. The lineup starts with the FE and goes up from there with the LXS, GT-Line, EX, and the top GT trim. Don’t confuse the GT-Line trim with the GT trim. We will get into those differences to help you understand what trim might be right for you.
The FE, LXS, GT-Line, and EX trims all utilize the same engine with is a 2.0-liter powerplant that outputs up to 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Above that, the unique GT trim gets a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that outputs up to 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Both the FE and the top GT are available with a 6-speed manual. Other trims get an intelligent variable transmission (IVT) except for the GT trim which gets a super-fast 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
The most efficient option is the FE with the IVT which can provide up to 31-city and 41-highway mpg. Other non-turbo trims give you 29-city and 40-highway mpg, and the GT trim gives you 27-city and 35-highway mpg.
The Kia Forte, despite being an entry-level car, the Forte comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, remote keyless entry, forward collision avoidance, lane departure warning, driver attention warning, and more all as standard equipment. If you want to learn more about the Forte in Novato, CA then click the link below to reach out.