The Kia Forte; compact sedan with lots of appeal

With its elongated roofline and tastefully sculptured side profile, the Kia Forte manages to combine sporty performance with contemporary design. The Forte lineup includes a four door sedan, two door couple and five door hatchback. Designers have long struggled with getting the proportions of a compact sedan just right; automotive bloggers all agree on one thing, the Kia Forte met the challenge, it is by far the best looking compact sedan available at any price.

Inside, a Kia Forte in NJ is simple, the interior appears to have been modeled after that found in sport sedans with the controls easy to see and reach. The analogue gauges are hooded; the climate control knobs are positioned perfectly. The entire package is clean and efficient; upscale but simple.


For years Kia has had the enviable reputation of giving their customers a great deal in the features for the money, the new Kia Forte in NJ continues with this tradition of great value.

Even at the base level where many competitive vehicles fail, the Forte includes keyless entry, air-con, all power locks, mirrors and windows, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a rearview camera for easy of reversing and parking.

By stepping it up to higher levels the Forte has many attractive options available. The Forte EX has an onboard navigations system, leather upholstery and ventilated driver’s seat.

What’s new for 2017?

The new Kia Forte will roll off the brand new production facility in Monterrey. There will be numerous changes in styling as well as technology offerings. The styling changes include a new front bumper and grill as well as new headlights and taillights.

One of the major changes for the 2017 model year is a new engine; the old 1.8 L four cylinder is giving way to an all new, more powerful, fuel efficient 2.0 L engine.