Drivers around the Novato, CA, area looking for a spacious sedan with impressive technology-oriented features consider shortlisting the 2023 Kia Forte. The Kia Forte places itself between the Rio and K5 models. With features like an available 10.3-inch touchscreen and a peppy 201-hp powertrain, the 2023 Kia Forte is definitely worth its price tag. Let’s take a look at the performance, interior, and technology features of the 2023 Kia Forte at Kia Marin in Novato, CA.
With a starting MSRP of just $19,490, Kia will be offering four trim levels under the 2023 Forte badging: LX, LXS, GT-Line, and the GT. Under the base trim level Forte’s hood, an efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder powers up the sedan to 147 hp with 132 lb.-ft of torque. Along with the standard Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), the 2023 Kia Forte provides a decent fuel economy of 30 mpg in the city and a magnificent rating of 41 mpg on the highway. For the thrill seekers, consider the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine to unleash a monstrous 201 hp of power and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. It has a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an optional six-speed manual transmission. From a standstill, the 2023 Kia Forte zooms to 60 mpg under the 7-second mark.
Inside, the 2023 Kia Forte can comfortably accommodate five people, including the driver. The top trim levels come with an available power-adjustable driver’s seat with heating and ventilation features. You can find available sports seats with SynTex and Cloth seat trims for experiencing a sporty driving position.
The 2023 Kia Forte comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® as standard. For a more intuitive entertainment experience, you can opt for the available 10.25-inch touchscreen display with voice input.
If you have any questions about the 2023 Kia Forte, feel free to reach out to Kia Marin in Novato, CA.