2019 Kia Forte Review

The 2019 Kia Forte has received a complete overhaul for this model year and hits the roads of Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton refreshed and re-energized. The latest edition of the Forte can be found here at Maguire Kia, where our sales professionals are excited to show off this standout compact car.

In this review of the Forte, we'll take a closer look at the engine performance, interior amenities, and safety features. Continue reading, to become more informed about this vehicle and what it has to offer.

Kia Forte Configurations

Every 2019 Kia Forte features a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. It provides drivers a peppy 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. With the upgraded Motor Driven Power Steering system, steering feel has been upgraded. The suspension has also been modified, while the standard manual transmission allows the engine to respond and provide seamless acceleration.

The all-new Intelligent Variable Transmission (CVT) is designed to adapt shifting logic for more predictable, linear acceleration. Overall, the Forte will help save money at the pump. When mated to the manual transmission, it receives an EPA-estimated 27 MPG city/37 MPG highway.1 With the Continuously Variable Transmission, it's even more efficient, at 31 MPG city/41 MPG highway.1

Customize every drive you're on for performance or comfort, with the drive modes. Sport mode offers increased steering feel and throttle response, while the Comfort mode is designed to bring a balance of acceleration and comfort on each trip.

Inside the Kia Forte

Step inside the Forte cabin, and see just how spacious this car can be. There's room for five people inside, with comfortable front seats and plenty of room in the second row, too. Front seats are available with three different heat settings to find the right amount of comfort on a cold day and ventilated settings for warm summer days. The available dual zone temperature control allows the driver and front passenger to choose precise personal comfort.

There's no need to look far and wide for a vehicle with a large trunk. Despite its compact car status, the Forte carries a class-competitive trunk size of 15.3 cu. ft. With the available 60/40 split-folding seats, you'll have room for longer items, but also space for two rear-seat passengers at the same time.

Reliable Safety Technologies

There's plenty of safety technology packed into the 2019 edition of the Kia Forte. Have technology that looks out for you, whether changing lanes, backing up, or trying to avoid other vehicles. Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist can apply the brakes in many cases to avoid frontal crashes. Forward Collision Warning can sense various road hazards and provide audible and visual alerts.

Standard on the Forte EX, Blind Spot Collision Warning increases awareness with an indicator light turning on when another car is in your blind spot. All of these safety technologies work together to protect you and others on the road.

Kia Forte for Sale

See the 2019 Kia Forte in action here at Maguire Kia. We look forward to seeing Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton drivers here at our dealership. Schedule a test drive with us today to learn more about the Forte and to see what makes this compact car special.

1 Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

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