With powerful engine options, technology innovations, exceptional fuel economy, and sleek styling, Forte breaks the rules so you can rule the road.
Trim Levels (Exterior)
Six trim levels are available for the 2021 Kia Forte: the FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX, GT, and GT manual. The Forte FE, LXS, GT-Line, and EX trim options offer projector beam headlights and all other trims have LED Headlights w/ Auto-Leveling. The LXS comes with 16” Alloy wheels while the EX comes with 17” Alloy Wheels. The EX also has illuminated door handle pockets and welcome lighting standard, so it’s easier to find your car in the dark.
Forte GT’s standard 7-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission (DCT) allows the turbocharged engine’s powerband to be controlled via the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Or opt for three-pedal driving with the available 6-Speed Manual Transmission. The heart of the Forte GT is a 201 horsepower turbocharged engine, which provides 195 lb.-ft. of torque and features a Sport-Tuned Dual Exhaust system.3
- 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine w/ 147 HP
- 27/37/31 EPA-Estimated MPG, 6-Speed Manual Transmission (City/Highway/Combined)
- 6-Speed Manual Transmission (M/T)
- Cruise Control w/ Steering Wheel Controls
- Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity
The spacious cabin has an intuitive layout, with everything where you need it. There’s also ample rear legroom and headroom, as well as generous cargo space. Available heated and ventilated front seats offer variable heat settings and or fan speeds to help enhance comfort for both the driver and front passenger.
Designed to help mitigate or even help avoid an accident, the standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system can help apply the brakes in certain situations to help prevent some imminent frontal collisions. Standard on all Forte trims, an LKA system can apply a slight steering correction in certain circumstances to help bring the vehicle back into the lane. Lane Departure Warning (LDW) can also help alert drivers who may be drifting outside of their indicated lane markings.