The Independent MacPherson Strut-Front Suspension offers precise, sporty handling dynamics.
The Rear Torsion Beam with Coil Springs and Monotube Shock Absorbers offer responsive handling while providing a comfortable ride over various types of road conditions.
The Body-Color Exterior Door Handles create a sleek look and preserve the clean lines of your Kia.
These Chrome Exterior Door Handles offer a sophisticated, personalized touch to the exterior of your Kia.
Illuminated Door Handle Pockets make it easy to see the Forte's door handles in the dark.
The Dual Body-Color Mirrors offer a streamlined design.
Integrated LED Turn-Signal Indicators accentuate the Forte's sleek lines.
Power-Folding Mirrors help in tight parking situations.
Mounted under the mirrors, the LED Perimeter Approach Lighting helps illuminate the ground beneath the front doors.
The Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof offers a full open-air experience. Or, put it in rear tilt for gentle ventilation.
Solar Control Glass—on the windshield, front & rear windows, and back glass—helps reduce interior heat buildup on sunny days.
Front Intermittent Windshield Wipers are convenient on rainy days.
Heating elements help defrost or melt snow from the rear window. There's also a convenient, automated shut off system to prevent overheating.
Projection Headlights offer enhanced illumination of the road ahead.
The Auto Light Control offers the convenience of having your headlights turn on or off depending on the level of sunlight outside.
Halogen Fog Lights offer bold style to the Forte's sporty design.
The LED Positioning Lights bring distinctive style to the front end.
The LED Rear Combination Lamps marks the Forte's striking style. Also included is an LED Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL).
The electric remote Locking Fuel-Filler Door helps provide secure closure.
The Chrome Exhaust Tip provides a stylish, high performance image.
A premium color for a premium drive. The Forte is available in sleek Aurora Black Pearl.
The Snow White Pearl exterior offers an added touch of sophistication to your Forte.
These 15-inch Steel Wheels bring a stylishly bold touch to the look of the Forte.
These 16-inch Alloy Wheels add an impressively bold touch to the Forte.
The performance-inspired look of the 17-inch Alloy Wheels are the perfect complement to the Forte's sporty design.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio provides a wide range of choices for commercial-free music and entertainment, making every drive that much more rewarding. Click here for more SiriusXM details.
Easily access audio system features directly from the convenient 4.3" color LCD touch screen.
Keep the music balanced: two door-mounted Tweeters help deliver crisp audio.
The Rear-Camera Display lets you know what's behind your vehicle when you're backing up. And for added convenience, a vehicle footprint superimposed in the display shows you the bumper width.
The UVO system provides in-car connectivity when paired with your compatible personal devices. The result: complete intuitive control of your phone and music functions. For more information, Click here for more details.
The nerve center of your Forte is the Voice-Command Navigation system. It offers a vivid color, 7" touch screen and relays real-time highway conditions from SiriusXM Traffic™.
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Warning: Distracted driving can result in a loss of vehicle control. When operating a vehicle, never use a handheld device or vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation. Navigation is for information purposes only, and Kia does not make any warranties about the accuracy of the information.
SiriusXM service requires a subscription, sold separately, after 3-month trial included with vehicle purchase. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call Sirius XM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Programming subject to change. Sirius satellite service is available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA, D.C., and PR (with coverage limitations). Traffic information not available in all markets. See siriusxm.com/traffic for details. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
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These intuitively mounted controls allow you to maintain your focus on the road and keep both hands on the wheel. Click here for more details.
Connect your favorite music from your iPhone or other compatible mobile devices to Forte's audio system.
Complete control without any distraction. Steering-Wheel-Mounted Controls give the added comfort of engaging, adjusting, and disengaging cruise control—all without removing your eyes from the road or your hands from the wheel.
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Driving drowsy or distracted is dangerous and should be avoided. Drivers should remain attentive to driving and always exercise caution when using the steering wheel-mounted controls while driving.
Conveniently adjust radio volume, change channels, handle calls with your Bluetooth® wireless technology-enabled phone.
To suit your driving mood, FlexSteer™ tunable electronic steering offers three settings: Standard, Sport or Comfort.
Models with automatic transmission are equipped with the Active Eco System. This feature adjusts the torque map, shift schedule, torque filtering, and idle RPM speed, to maximize fuel efficiency.
For proper positioning and maximum comfort, the Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column offers near-infinite adjustment for any driver.
The Supervision Meter Cluster features brilliant 4.2" Thin Film Transistor (TFT) color LCD gauges that offer a sleek style while providing essential driver information.
The Trip Computer provides information on fuel efficiency, remaining fuel range, and other essential information.
One-Touch Auto-Down operation is offered for the driver's windows.
One-Touch Auto-Up and Auto-Down for the driver and front-passenger windows offers the ultimate in comfort.
Conveniently lock and unlock all of the doors with one button.
With Remote Keyless Entry, you can use the key fob to remotely open or lock your trunk. The fob's compact fold-in design makes it easy to keep in your pocket or purse.
With the Smart Key remote, power is in the palm of your hand. Start or stop your engine with the push of a button. Lock or unlock your doors before you get to the car. And the Immobilizer function prevents the vehicle from starting without the Smart Key.
Keep cool and comfortable with included Air Conditioning.
The driver and front passenger can adjust their temperature settings. A rear vent directs the blended levels to rear-seat passengers.
The padded Center Console Armrest can be adjusted for personalized comfort.
Rear-seat passengers enjoy a Center Armrest that also offers the convenience of two cup holders.
Enjoy a beverage with ease no matter where you sit. Both the front and rear doors have space to hold water bottles.
A handy storage pocket behind the front passenger seat helps organize your in-car items.
The Interior Rear-View Mirror offers two options: one for daytime and one for nighttime driving. Proper setting helps reduce eye strain and for a more enjoyable, easy ride.
The Auto-Dimming Mirror automatically dims the harsh glare of reflecting lights. The HomeLink® wireless control system can be programmed to operate garage doors and more—for absolute convenience and peace of mind.
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The delay feature offers the convenience of illuminating the interior upon entry and exit. Once the door is closed, the lamps gradually dim.
The Cooling Glove Box offers the unexpected convenience of keeping items chilled. The illumination feature makes out-of-sight items visible when you need them.
The illuminated ignition lock is easy to locate even in the dark.
Dual Map Lights provide illumination for the driver and front-seat passenger.
The Overhead Sunglasses Holder allows you to conveniently stow your sunglasses within arm's reach.
A Visor Vanity Mirror for both driver and passenger.
The driver and front passenger each have an Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror—for reflections that are always well-lit.
The Woven Cloth Seat Trim adds a distinctive touch to the interior of the Kia.
Seat trim with a subtle combination of Knit & Woven Cloth.
The accent of Rich Leather Seat Trim adds a sophisticated and luxurious touch to your Kia's interior.
The 6-Way Adjustable Driver's seat allows you to customize your ideal seating position for maximum comfort.
The 10-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat, including Lumbar Support, allows you to personalize your ideal seating position for maximum comfort no matter how long your drive may be.
The Memory Driver's Seat saves your personal seat settings. If the seat gets repositioned, recall your setting with the touch of a button.
The driver and front passenger enjoy the luxury of heating elements in the seat back and cushion. Three heat settings ensure maximal comfort.
Driving on hot summer days is more comfortable with the Ventilated Driver's Seat. Three fan speeds circulate cabin air through perforations in the seat leather, helping you stay cool.
The two rear seat passengers can now enjoy the comfort of heated seat cushions. Warmth can be adjusted with two heat settings.
Proper-fitting seat belts are critical to the overall safety and comfort of the driver and front passenger. The Height-Adjustable Seat-Belt Anchors allow seat belts to be raised and lowered to achieve a perfect fit.
With the versatile design of the 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat, the Forte can carry longer cargo items along with the rear seat passengers. For even larger cargo loads, both sections of the rear seats can be folded down. And rear-seat passengers enjoy the comfort of a center armrest and personalized headrest adjustment.
The available hand-stitched, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel offers a smooth grip and sophisticated touch to the Forte's stylish interior.
For comfortable driving during colder months.
Luxury is in the details. The Soft-Touch materials bring comfort and refinement to every ride.
When used with properly fitted seat belts, this advanced system helps detect the presence of a front-seat passenger, monitors an impact's severity, and controls airbag inflation accordingly to help reduce injuries in certain collisions.
When used with seat belts, the Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags offer an additional level of enhanced safety and can be effective at reducing injuries from certain collisions.
Side Curtain Airbags, when used in tandem with properly fitted seat belts for both front and 2nd-row seating positions, can reduce injuries. The airbag system is managed by a number of advanced sensors that detect when an accident is imminent or underway and deploy the necessary airbags.
The first line of defense in safety are the seat belts. Front and rear 3-point seat belts are an integral part of an elaborate vehicle-wide safety system designed to help minimize the effects of an accident.
In the event of certain collisions, Seat-Belt Pretensioners are designed to tighten the seat belts, pulling the driver and occupants more snugly into their seats, in anticipation of an impact, to help reduce the likelihood of injury.
The foundation of your Kia's active safety system, the Antilock Braking System (ABS) uses electronic sensors at each wheel hub to detect when wheels begin skid. If skidding under braking is detected, ABS modulates brake force to reduce skidding which in turn allows for reduced braking distances in addition to helping you maintain control of your vehicle.
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) adds steering direction control capability, intervening when appropriate to further stabilize the vehicle. It helps the driver regain control and return the vehicle to its intended path.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) offers an enhanced level of vehicle control and peace of mind by offering improved directional stability, helping you maintain the vehicle's intended direction of travel. ESC monitors and assists in the control of key vehicle functions by braking individual wheels and reducing engine power accordingly.
The advanced Traction Control System (TCS) can sense wheel spin during acceleration. Using a combination of engine power and brake force, power is transferred to the wheels that have the most traction, offering increased control and traction.
The Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) system offers a measure of enhanced safety by electronically distributing appropriate amounts of braking pressure to each wheel through a network of sensors. The result is more controlled and precise handling while applying the brakes.
The Brake Assist System (BAS) adds an additional level of enhanced safety by detecting emergency braking situations and applying additional braking force. BAS instantly assesses a number of variables, including brake pedal pressure and speed the brake pedal was depressed, and responds with full braking force if necessary.
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) offers an added measure of security when moving from a stop on a steep hill by preventing the vehicle from rolling backward. It functions by gently applying the brakes for two seconds while you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator.
Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) offers the convenience and an added measure of preventative safety by constantly monitoring tire inflation pressures in all four tires. A warning light appears in the instrument cluster should any tire pressures drop below a specified range.
Your Kia offers an added measure of security with reinforced steel beams in every door. Specifically, these steel beams are designed to absorb impact energy and deflect side-impact force. Additionally, both A and B pillars are reinforced to help minimize impact forces.
The Front and Rear Crumple Zones are specially designed to absorb and dissipate impact energy helping to preserve the passenger compartment.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) is a universal child seat attachment system that allows for quick, easy, and secure installation and removal of LATCH-equipped child seats.
The Rear Child-Safety Door Locks offer peace of mind by enabling parents to disengage the interior door opening mechanism, ensuring children can't open the rear doors while the vehicle is in motion.
To help mitigate injuries possibly suffered in a frontal collision, an Impact-Absorbing Steering Column is designed to collapse under certain accident conditions.
The Internal Emergency Trunk Release offers an addition level of safety by enabling the trunk to be opened from the inside.