The Kia Forte is a reliable compact sedan that offers a smooth ride and lots of great features. Which one of its trims has what you're looking for in your next Kia car? To help drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland decide, Maguire Kia explores each one of the 2020 Kia Forte trim levels. 

Kia Forte FE

The base trim runs on a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission comes standard, but an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) with Sportmatic® is available.

It's also designed to deliver a safe drive with standard safety features, such as a Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Driver Attention Warning. You'll also be able to use the standard 8-inch touch-screen display to check behind your Kia car using the Rear View Monitor.  

This screen also comes with lots of smartphone compatibility. Standard Bluetooth® lets you stream music and make hands-free calls, while Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ give you access to your phone's apps.

You'll also be in for a relaxing drive with comfortable cloth seats and 6-way adjustable settings on both the driver's and front passenger's seats.

Kia Forte LXS

The Kia Forte LXS runs on the same engine as the base trim but works with a standard IVT. It also offers a more capable performance with a Drive Mode Select feature. In addition, it features some aesthetic upgrades. The exterior stands out with chrome exhaust tips and black gloss sport bumper accents. Inside, you can enjoy soft-touch upper door panels and load extra cargo using the 60/40 split-folding rear seat.

Kia Forte GT-Line

The cockpit of the Kia Forte GT-Line is designed to make you feel like you're in a roadster. There's a D-Shaped leather-wrapped steering wheel as well as sport seats with SOFINO upholstery. Both the seats and the steering wheel feature stylish white stitching, too. This trim also comes with Smart Key keyless access and a push-button start.

You'll also have more visibility. Both fog lights and LED rear combination lamps come standard. Plus, with Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Lane Change Assist, you'll know when the coast is clear to change lanes.

Kia Forte EX

More amenities come standard inside the Kia Forte EX. The interior features SOFINO synthetic leather trim, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and heated and ventilated front seats. The infotainment system also gets an upgrade and now features voice recognition and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.

Kia Forte GT

The Kia Forte GT offers a fun and exciting drive. It sits on a sport-tuned suspension and runs on a turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. To manage all that power, it works with a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission (DCT) with paddle shifters.

This sporty trim welcomes you to the cabin with GT ambient lighting. When you're on the road, you'll have extra visibility thanks to LED headlights.

Kia Forte GT Manual

The Kia Forte GT Manual features the same performance-inspired engine but gives you more control over your drive with a traditional 6-speed manual transmission. To make your drive even sportier, a power sunroof comes standard. Plus, you'll get to enjoy your favorite tunes with a Harman Kardon® Premium Audio system that features Clari-Fi™, eight speakers, and a subwoofer.

Test Drive the Kia Forte

To learn more about the 2020 Kia Forte trim levels and test drive the one that's right for you, contact Maguire Kia. Whichever trim you're interested in, it will provide you with a safe and comfortable drive around Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland.

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