The 2019 Kia Forte is here, and it’s breaking the stereotypes of a compact car. It’s a car that’s bursting with new designs and features, without bursting your wallet. Discover the new 2019 Kia Forte and see why it’s time to rethink the compact car. See it today at Joey Griffin Kia in Rocky Mount.
Trim Levels (Exterior)
Three trim levels are available for the 2019 Kia Forte: the LX, the S, and the EX. The Forte LX and S trim options offer projector beam headlights and all trims have heated outside mirrors. The S comes with 16” Alloy wheels and LED positioning lights while the EX comes with 17” Alloy Wheels and rear LED lights. The EX also has illuminated door handle pockets and welcome lighting standard, so it’s easier to find your car in the dark.
All three trim options have a 2.0 liter, I4 DOHC engine. Both the LX and S trim options offer 147 horsepower and 132lbs-ft of torque while the EX tops off with 164 horsepower and 151lb-ft of torque. Have a little more fun with your drive in the S trim, which also has sport-tuned suspension. All trims have front suspension, rear suspension and front wheel drive standard.
The LX trim comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, while a 6-speed automatic is optional. Both the S and EX have a 6-speed automatic transmission. The S trim has an estimated 25 city and 34 highway mpg with the manual transmission, and 29/38 mpg estimates with automatic transmission. The LX has an estimated 29 city, 38 highway mpg and the EX has an estimated 25 city and 33 highway mpg.
The interior of the 2018 Kia Forte is more than meets the eye. Relax in the surprisingly spacious cabin to the sounds of XM Satellite radio. Get connected easier with hands-free Bluetooth Wireless Technology, a standard feature in the LX and S trims. All three trims have a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat as well as a 60/40 split folding rear seat. The S and EX also have a driver’s seat memory and heated front seats as optional features. Sit back in style with a woven cloth seat trim in the LX or a sleek leather trim in the EX. A standard feature in the S trim, UVO eServices with a 7” color touch-screen display lets you integrate your iPhone to connect with 24-hr roadside assistance and much more.
With 19 standard safety features, safety certainly doesn’t take a back seat in the 2019 Kia Forte. An advanced airbag system, including full-length side curtain airbags and side-impact door beams keep every passenger in the Forte safer than ever. An available Brake Assist System helps you worry less on the road by detecting emergency braking situations and applying additional braking force. A rear backup camera feature also adds another level of enhanced safety to the Forte.