The 2021 Kia Forte is meant to change the way you think of compact sedans. Most people believe a compact sedan is restricted to only being one thing, but 2021 Kia Forte is built to broaden the horizons of the class. During an age where sedans are overshadowed in sales by similarly sized crossovers, the latest Forte emphasizes its two powertrain options, generous convenience technologies and safety equipment to set itself apart.
With a turbo engine capable of breaking the 200-horsepower barrier and sportier styling than the class usually gets, the Forte breathes some life into the compact sedan format. Add available premium interior options like leather, sport pedals and more, and it is obvious that the Forte is poised to keep your attention for the long term.
|2.0L 4-Cylinder or 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine||Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist||8-Inch Multimedia Interface with Integrated Navigation|
|201 Maximum Horsepower||Blind Spot Detection System||8-Speaker Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio System|
|195 Maximum lb-ft of Torque||Rearview Camera||Smart Cruise Control|
|6-Speed Manual, Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic||Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist||Wireless Phone Charger|
The Kia Forte doesn’t have as much competition as it once did, but the other surviving compact sedans are titans of the industry. The Forte does have what it needs to take on the rest and leave a mark of its own at the same time. Younger drivers are probably more likely to be interested in the Forte due to its flashy exterior and gadgetry, but it’s still a great fit for most drivers. There is enough room in the back to fit three people, but three adults would be more comfortable in a larger vehicle. The turbo engine is available on the two highest trims only.