Get to Know the 2021 Kia Forte

Drivers in the market for an affordable compact sedan that is also reliable and loaded with standard features will find a lot to love about the 2021 Kia Forte. The Forte appeals to a wide range of drivers, from those looking to buy or lease an affordable vehicle for a college student to those who want a sensible daily driver that won't drain the bank account at the pump.

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Performance

Underneath the hood, the 2021 Kia Forte can be equipped with one of two different engine options. The base engine is a 2.0-liter I-4 variant that is paired to a six-speed and front-wheel drive. This powertrain is the most efficient of the duo, getting drivers 27 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and 31 mpg combined. In terms of power output, the Kia Forte gets 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque.

There is also an available continuously variable transmission that you can swap in for the six-speed manual. Doing so improves your fuel economy to 31 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway, and 35 mpg combined.

For those looking for that next level of performance, there is an available 1.6-liter turbo I-4 engine that improves the Kia Forte's power output. You'll feel every turn and accelerate with incredible ease on the highway to the tune of 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet torque.

Technology

Driver convenience is quite prominent from the moment you step foot inside the Kia Forte. The most immediately noticeable aspect is the eight-inch touchscreen that sits at the center of the console. The touchscreen features an intuitive menu system that is easy to navigate, even while on the go. Or, if you don't feel comfortable using the touchscreen, you can opt for the available Voice Command Navigation system.

Another great feature about the infotainment system is its seamless smartphone connectivity. No matter if you're an iPhone or Android user, you'll be able to access many of your favorite apps while on the go thanks to the presence of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both of which come standard on every trim level of the 2021 Kia Forte.

As you move up trim levels, drivers will unlock even more advanced features. One of these features is a wireless charging pad that works with all Qi-enabled devices. Simply place your compatible smartphone on the charging pad while you head to work, and your morning commute will give your smart device some much-needed battery power on the go.

Another highlight available technology feature is Smart Trunk. This automated liftgate on the Forte's trunk requires no awkward hand waving to activate. All you need to do is walk up to your trunk with your key fob in your pocket, and the trunk will open automatically.

Interior

The interior of the 2021 Kia Forte is sure to surprise a fair number of buyers and lessees. Despite being a compact sedan, the interior of the Kia Forte is incredibly spacious. For the driver, everything is situated in such a manner that it feels as though it's just within reach. Legroom and headroom are quite generous, as is the 15.3 cubic feet of trunk space.

If you're looking to stay comfortable in both the summer and winter months, upgrading trim levels to get the heated and ventilated front seats is a must. What's great about these seats is that there are several different settings to adjust the amount of heat or fan speeds to help you find that perfect comfort point.

The driver's seat of the 2021 Kia Forte has been specially designed to maximize comfort levels, even over long road trips. There is an available ten-way power-adjustable driver's seat with two-way power lumbar support to help you find that perfect groove.

If you're looking to maximize your cargo space, you'll want the available 60/40 split-folding rear seats. This allows you to store longer cargo while still being able to accommodate up to two rear passengers.

Exterior

At first glance, it's easy to see why the Kia Forte is such a sought-after vehicle. Its exterior aesthetic is inspired by the sporty Kia Stinger, as it flaunts an aggressive front fascia and tiger-nose grille, which can be accentuated by the available 17-inch machine-finished alloy wheels.

Lighting is another strong point of the 2021 Kia Forte's exterior design. LED lighting is available for both the front and the rear of the Kia Forte. The available LED headlights come with Auto-Leveling and High Beam Assist technology for a more substantial illumination effect.

The rear headlights enhance the overall look of the Kia Forte, giving it a sportier aesthetic that is sure to draw attention wherever your drive takes you.

Trim Levels

The 2021 Kia Forte comes in five different trim levels, and they are as follows:

  • 2021 Kia Forte FE
  • 2021 Kia Forte LXS
  • 2021 Kia Forte GT-Line
  • 2021 Kia Forte EX
  • 2021 Kia Forte GT

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If you have any questions about the 2021 Kia Forte, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We can help you find the perfect trim level with a finance or lease option designed to fit perfectly into your budget. Plus, with our expert team of factory-certified technicians, we'll keep your 2021 Kia Forte running like new for years to come using only genuine Kia-brand parts. We look forward to serving you.