Kia Forte Overview

Kia Forte Overview

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Kia Forte Overview



Great design can always be greater. It’s in that spirit that we reimagined the front of the 2017 Kia Forte to appear sleeker and more sophisticated, courtesy of a redesigned front bumper, grille and headlights.  What lies around the bend? With available dynamic bending lights, the headlights turn with your steering wheel, so you’ll stay in the know.  Any wheel will take you places — these will do it in style. We’ve redesigned the wheels, including a new 17” alloy option, so that they’re sportier and more eye-catching.  Leave a lasting impression. The rear of the 2017 Forte has been refined with a new bumper and taillight design that gives the Forte a unique signature to be remembered by.

The 2017 Forte is a stunner, inside and out. From the new seating patterns to the enhanced interior trim, you’ll be surrounded in style during every commute.  Comfort, your way. With available dual-zone automatic climate control, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and air-cooled front seats, driving in comfort is easier than ever.  Get on your way in a snap. You’ll be ready to roll with a press of the available push-button start. Plus, the new available Smart trunk releases in seconds when you stand behind the Forte with your Smart key.  With the available 7-inch Display Audio infotainment system, easily connect your music via standard Bluetooth®. Just say the word. Plus, finding your way has never been more intuitive because you can navigate simply using your voice with the available multimedia interface with navigation.

The world is unpredictable. The Forte reacts accordingly with active safety features like vehicle stability management, hill assist control, electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes. They all come standard with the 2017 Forte.

Every Forte is built on a strong foundation. Its uniquely engineered body combines various high-tensile strength steel alloys. The body structure not only helps provide excellent crash protection, it also contributes to better driving dynamics and a remarkably quiet ride.

We’ve got your back — and your front and sides. The 2017 Forte protects you and your passengers with advanced dual front, side impact and curtain airbags with finely tuned sensors for the best possible performance. Combined, they help protect you in collisions big and small.

Customize your drive. Drive mode select adjusts power, steering and the transmission to adapt to the ever-changing conditions around you. Normal mode is for day-to-day driving, Eco prioritizes fuel efficiency and Sport provides a more aggressive, performance-focused drive.

New 2.0L Engine

Engineered to help enhance efficiency, the Forte’s new standard 4-cyclinder engine gives you an even higher output than previous years'. Plus, with the available direct-injected version, you can harness up to 164 horses.



Android Auto®

Available Android Auto® smartphone integration®4, 5 pairs with your Android device, giving you easy access to great Google features, like Maps, Music and voice control.



Blind Spot Detection

Helping you stay aware of your surroundings, available blind spot detection will give you a visual and audible alert if another vehicle is detected.



Autonomous Emergency Braking

If a front collision is imminent, the available autonomous emergency braking system will kick in automatically to provide full braking assistance, up to a complete stop when possible.



Lane-Keeping Assist System

Drift outside your lane without signaling, and the available lane-keeping assist system will provide you with visual and audible alerts. If there’s no correction, it will automatically steer you back into your lane.


LCD Instrumentation

The available 4.2-inch LCD instrument cluster keeps you in the know about your speed, fuel level and other key vehicle information at a glance.