The Kia Forte is a stylish compact car that offers great fuel economy, lots of features, and a fun drive. What's it like to sit behind the wheel, though?

To show drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland how it feels, Maguire Kia put this Kia Forte interior review together. 

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Forte Interior Dimensions

The Kia Forte has seating for up to five people with 96 cubic feet of space. It offers plenty of room to stretch your legs and lots of headroom for taller drivers. Whether you're behind the wheel or riding shotgun, you can get comfortable with 42.2 inches of front legroom and 38.8 inches of front headroom.

In the back seats, your passengers can relax with 35.7 inches of legroom and 37.5 inches of headroom. It's also designed to have space for three people to sit comfortably. There's 51.1 inches of rear hip room and 55.3 inches of rear shoulder room.

The back is built to be versatile, as well. It features 60/40 split-folding rear seats to help you grab something from the trunk or extend the cargo hold and load longer items like lumber or some snowboards. With the back seats upright, there's 15.3 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk.

Kia Forte Style & Design

The cabin of the Kia Forte offers a choice between cloth- or SOFINO-trimmed seats. You can also give the vehicle a performance-inspired feel by opting to go with SOFINO sport seats with red or white stitching. To add to this look, a D-shaped leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather-wrapped shift knob are also available.

The center console features two cup holders, while the dashboard has an easy-to-use climate control system. Above that, you'll find a sleek 8-inch touchscreen for your infotainment system. It's Bluetooth®-compatible and lets you sync your smartphone with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Plus, the available navigation system can provide you with detailed maps and turn-by-turn directions.

Forte Interior Amenities

In addition to stylish features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the Kia Forte offers lots of amenities to help make your drives more enjoyable.

Both heated and ventilated front seats are available. You can also find your perfect settings with a 6-way adjustable front passenger's seat and a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support.

Dual-zone automatic temperature control is also available to set the right atmosphere for your drive. You can also brighten things up inside or let some fresh air in using the available sunroof. On warm days, you won't have to worry about your car getting too hot thanks to the standard solar control glass.

It's also easy to hit the road quickly. The Smart Key function can detect when the key fob is in your pocket and unlock the doors for you. The push button start then makes it so that you won't have to take the keys out of your pocket to turn on the car.

Drive Inside the Kia Forte

Contact Maguire Kia to get a look at the Kia Forte interior and take a test drive. The vehicle offers a stylish and comfortable ride with lots of features to drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland.

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