2019 Forte

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Top features
Horsepower (ULEV-II)
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm
EPA MPG, 6-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined)
27/37/31
*Disclaimer

EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.

EPA MPG, Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) (City/Highway/Combined)
31/41/35
30/40/34
30/40/34
30/40/34
*Disclaimer

EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.

Specs
ENGINE
2.0 liter, DOHC, 16-valve I-4, Atkinson Cycle
Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
Multi Point Injection (MPI)
Displacement (cc)
1,999
1,999
1,999
1,999
Horsepower (ULEV-II)
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Horsepower (SULEV)
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Torque (ULEV-II)
132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
Torque (SULEV)
132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
12.5:1
12.5:1
12.5:1
Fuel Delivery System
Multi-Point Injection (MPI)
Multi-Point Injection (MPI)
Multi-Point Injection (MPI)
Multi-Point Injection (MPI)
TRANSMISSION
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) w/ Sportmatic®
FUEL ECONOMY
EPA MPG, 6-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined)
27/37/31
*Disclaimer

EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.

EPA MPG, Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) (City/Highway/Combined)
31/41/35
30/40/34
30/40/34
30/40/34
*Disclaimer

EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gal.)
14.0
14.0
14.0
14.0
BRAKES
Brake Type: 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/ Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Diameter (in.)
11.0"
11.0"
11.0"
11.0"

Ventilated Type

Rear Diameter (in.)
10.3"
10.3"
10.3"
10.3"

Solid Type

CURB WEIGHT
6-Speed Manual (lb.)
Minimum weight (no options)
2,707
6-Speed Manual (lb.)
Maximum weight
2,721
Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission (IVT) (lb.)
Minimum weight (no options)
2,762
2,762
2,762
2,762
Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission (IVT) (lb.)
Maximum weight
2,903
2,903
2,903
2,903
GVWR
6-Speed Manual (lb.)
3,638
Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission (IVT) (lb.)
3,792
3,792
3,792
3,792
BODY/CHASSIS
Layout: Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Body Type: Steel Unibody
Power Steering: Motor Driven (MDPS)
Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension: Torsion Beam, Coil Springs, Twintube Shock Absorbers
Steering Wheel Turns
2.4
2.4
2.4
2.4

Lock-to-Lock

Vehicle Turning Circle (ft.)
34.8
34.8
34.8
34.8

Curb-to-Curb

Exterior
BODY
Chrome Window Molding
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The chrome window molding offers a sophisticated touch to the exterior of the Kia.

*Disclaimer

Forte S with Premium Package shown.

Black Gloss Sport Bumper Accents
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Black gloss accents on the front and rear fascia add to a sporty stance.

*Disclaimer

Forte S with Premium Package shown.

Body-Color Door Handles

The body-color door handles preserve the smooth, clean lines of your Forte.

Perimeter Approach Lighting
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LED lighting at the door handles welcome your arrival with a warm glow.

Outside Mirrors, Heated

Both mirrors have heating elements to help defog the glass to enhance visibility.

Mirror-Mounted LED Turn Signal Indicators
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Integrated LED turn-signal indicators accentuate the smooth lines of the Forte.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX with Launch Edition Package shown.

Power Sunroof
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The power tilt/sliding sunroof offers a full open air experience, or just a rear tilt for added ventilation.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX with Launch Edition Package shown.

Included in the S Premium Package and EX Launch Edition Package.

Solar Control Glass

Glass coating cuts the ultraviolet (UV) light entering the interior, helping to reduce heat buildup and material wear.

Rear Trunk Lid Spoiler
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A black gloss rear spoiler provides a sporty, distinctive look to your Forte while enhancing the vehicle's overall aerodynamics.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX with Launch Edition Package shown.

Included in the EX Launch Edition Package.

Smart Trunk™
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Stand behind the trunk with your Smart Key and it will open automatically for you.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX shown.

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All cargo should be evenly distributed and secured, and never piled higher than the seat back.

Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Front intermittent windshield wipers are convenient on rainy days.

Windshield Wiper De-Icer

Heating elements in the lower windshield helps melt snow and ice buildup around the wipers.

Projector Beam Headlights

Projection headlights offer enhanced illumination of the road in front of you.

LED Headlights w/ Auto-Leveling
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State-of-the-art LED headlights help improve driving visibility. Auto-leveling headlights help maintain steady lighting down the road.

*Disclaimer

Forte S with Premium Package shown.

Included in the S Premium Package and EX Launch Edition Package.

High Beam Assist (HBA)
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High Beam Assist (HBA) can detect approaching vehicles and will automatically dim your headlights from high to low beam.

*Disclaimer

Included in the S Premium Package and EX Launch Edition Package.

High Beam Assist (HBA) does not operate below certain speeds, or in some lighting and driving conditions. Please be aware of your surroundings and exercise proper road etiquette when operating a vehicle using the high beams.

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Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) provide your Forte with greater visibility during daylight conditions.

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
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The LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) bring distinctive style to the front end.

*Disclaimer

Forte S with Premium Package shown.

Auto Light Control
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The Auto Light Control offers the convenience of having your headlights turn on and off depending on the level of sunlight outside.

Front Fog Lights
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Fog lights help boost the illumination of the road ahead and complement the front-end styling of the Forte.

*Disclaimer

Forte S with Premium Package shown.

LED Positioning Lights

The LED Positioning Lights bring distinctive style to the front end.

LED Rear Combination Lamps
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The LED rear combination lamps bring striking style to the Forte. Also included is the LED Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL).

*Disclaimer

Forte S with Premium Package shown.

Locking Fuel-Filler Door

The electric remote locking fuel-filler door helps provide secure closure.

Chrome Exhaust Tip
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The Chrome Exhaust Tip adds to the high-performance image.

*Disclaimer

Forte S with Premium Package shown.

Aurora Black Premium Color Paint
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A premium color for a premium drive. The Forte is available in sleek Aurora Black Pearl.

*Disclaimer

Forte S with Premium Package shown.

Premium paint available at additional cost.

Snow White Pearl Premium Color Paint
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The Snow White Pearl exterior offers an added touch of sophistication to your Forte.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX shown.

Premium paint available at additional cost.

Fire Orange Color Paint
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EX Launch Edition exclusive color.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX with Launch Edition Package shown.

Included in the EX Launch Edition Package.

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: (in.)
106.3
106.3
106.3
106.3
Track: Front/Rear (in.) - 15" Wheels
61.5/61.9
Track: Front/Rear (in.) - 16" Wheels
61.2/61.6
Track: Front/Rear (in.) - 17" Wheels
61.0/61.3
61.0/61.3
Length: (in.)
182.7
182.7
182.7
182.7
Width: (in.)
70.9
70.9
70.9
70.9
Height: (in.)
56.5
56.5
56.5
56.5
Ground Clearance: (in.)
5.3
5.3
5.3
5.3
WHEELS
15" Steel Wheels w/ Full Covers
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These 15-inch steel wheels feature tasteful covers that enhance the look of the Forte.

16" Machine Finish Alloy Wheels
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These 16-inch alloy wheels add an impressive bold touch to the Forte.

17" Machine Finish Alloy Wheels
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These 17-inch machine finished alloy wheels provide a dynamic, performance-inspired look to enhance the Forte's overall design.

17" Graphite Finish Alloy Wheels
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Newly redesigned 17-inch wheels with a graphite finish and a double-spoke design give the Forte a powerful presence in style and flair.

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX Launch Edition Package.

Tire Size
195/65R15
205/55R16
225/45R17
225/45R17
Tire Mobility Kit
Space-Saver Spare Tire

Replaces Tire Mobility Kit.

Interior
CONVENIENCE
8" Touch-Screen Display
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The 2019 Forte comes standard with an 8" color touch-screen display featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The hands-free smartphone integration allows you to safely and easily access your favorite apps and content. Infotainment system includes the following features:

  • -AM/FM Radio
  • -Auxiliary/MP3/USB support
  • -Bluetooth® Audio Streaming

*Disclaimer

Apple CarPlay™ is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

Android Auto™ is a registered trademark of Google Inc.

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ use your smartphone cellular data service. Normal cellular service rates will apply.

The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth® SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Kia is under license. A BLUETOOTH® wireless technology enabled cell phone is required to use BLUETOOTH® wireless technology.

Warning: Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control that may lead to an accident, severe personal injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of a vehicle, and use of any handheld devices, other equipment, or vehicle systems which take the driver’s eyes, attention and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never be used during operation of the vehicle.

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UVO eServices, 8" Touch-Screen Display, Voice Recognition and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
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A vibrant 8" touch-screen makes it easy to use emergency services like Roadside Assistance or Vehicle Diagnostics. The voice-activated infotainment system means iPhone® users can send texts or talk to Siri® while Android™ smartphone users can send and receive texts, use Google Maps™ and access an array of apps. And with over 130 channels, including 69 that are 100% commercial-free music and entertainment, SiriusXM® makes every drive that much more rewarding. Infotainment system includes the following features:

  • -AM/FM Radio
  • -Auxiliary/MP3/USB support
  • -Bluetooth® Audio Streaming
  • -SiriusXM® Radio

*Disclaimer

Purchase/lease of a new 2019 Kia Forte vehicle with UVO eServices includes a complimentary 5 year subscription starting from new vehicle retail sale/lease date as recorded by the dealer. After expiration of such period, you will no longer be able to access or use UVO eServices. For applicable full terms, see the UVO Privacy Policy (available at https://www.myuvo.com/legal/privacy-policy.shtml) and Terms of Service (available at https://www.myuvo.com/legal/terms-of-service.shtml).

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ use your smartphone cellular data service. Normal cellular service rates will apply.

Apple CarPlay™, Siri®, and iPhone® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Android™, Android Auto™, and Google Maps™ are registered trademarks of Google Inc.

Warning: Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control that may lead to an accident, severe personal injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of a vehicle, and use of any handheld devices, other equipment, or vehicle systems which take the driver’s eyes, attention and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never be used during operation of the vehicle.

GPS maps and directions are for information purposes only, and Kia does not make any warranties about the accuracy of that information. Caution: Do not enter information into the navigation system while the vehicle is moving. Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation while the vehicle is in motion could result in loss of vehicle control. Operate the system only when it is safe to do so.

SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc., after 3-month trial included with vehicle purchase. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. Please see the SiriusXM Customer Agreement at www.siriusxm.com for complete terms and how to cancel, which includes calling SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. All fees and programming are subject to change. Traffic information not available in all markets. SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth® SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Kia is under license. A BLUETOOTH® wireless technology enabled cell phone is required to use BLUETOOTH® wireless technology.

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.

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UVO eServices, Voice-Command Navigation System, 8" Color Touch-Screen Display, SiriusXM® Traffic and HD Radio™
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An available Voice-Command Navigation System allows you to effortlessly find your way like a local in any city. With UVO eServices, you can send Points of Interest from your synced compatible smartphone to get turn-by-turn directions the next time you drive. For added convenience, SiriusXM® Traffic provides real-time highway conditions so you can avoid congestion. Infotainment system includes the following features:

  • -AM/FM Radio
  • -Auxiliary/MP3/USB support
  • -Bluetooth® Audio Streaming
  • -HD Radio™
  • -SiriusXM® Radio

*Disclaimer

Forte EX with Launch Edition Package shown.

Purchase/lease of a new 2019 Kia Forte vehicle with UVO eServices includes a complimentary 5 year subscription starting from new vehicle retail sale/lease date as recorded by the dealer. After expiration of such period, you will no longer be able to access or use UVO eServices. For applicable full terms, see the UVO Privacy Policy (available at https://www.myuvo.com/legal/privacy-policy.shtml) and Terms of Service (available at https://www.myuvo.com/legal/terms-of-service.shtml).

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ use your smartphone cellular data service. Normal cellular service rates will apply.

HD Radio™ and the HD, HD Radio, and “Arc” logos are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation.

SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc., after 3-month trial included with vehicle purchase. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. Please see the SiriusXM Customer Agreement at www.siriusxm.com for complete terms and how to cancel, which includes calling SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. All fees and programming are subject to change. Traffic information not available in all markets. SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth® SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Kia is under license. A BLUETOOTH® wireless technology enabled cell phone is required to use BLUETOOTH® wireless technology.

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.

GPS maps and directions are for information purposes only, and Kia does not make any warranties about the accuracy of that information. Caution: Do not enter information into the navigation system while the vehicle is moving. Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation while the vehicle is in motion could result in loss of vehicle control. Operate the system only when it is safe to do so.

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AM/FM/MP3 4-Speaker Audio System

Turn up the volume and enjoy the ride with a standard 4-speaker AM/FM/MP3 audio system.

Additional Tweeter Speakers

Keep the music balanced: two dash-mounted tweeters help deliver crisp audio.

Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio w/ Clari-Fi™, 320 Watts, 8 Speakers, and Integrated Subwoofer
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Harman/Kardon® transforms your Forte into an astounding audio experience. Clari-Fi™ restoration technology delivers music as it was intended to be heard. Listen to the Clari-Fi™ difference here

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX Launch Edition Package.

Harman/Kardon® and Clari-Fi™ are registered trademarks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.

Android Auto™
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Plug in your Android™ smartphone to send and receive texts, use Google Maps™, and access an array of apps. Learn more about Android Auto™ and download the guide.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX with Launch Edition Package shown.

Android Auto™ uses your smartphone cellular data service. Normal cellular service rates will apply.

Android™, Android Auto™, and Google Maps™ are registered trademarks of Google Inc.

Warning: Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control that may lead to an accident, severe personal injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of a vehicle, and use of any handheld devices, other equipment, or vehicle systems which take the driver’s eyes, attention and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never be used during operation of the vehicle.

GPS maps and directions are for information purposes only, and Kia does not make any warranties about the accuracy of that information. Caution: Do not enter information into the navigation system while the vehicle is moving. Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation while the vehicle is in motion could result in loss of vehicle control. Operate the system only when it is safe to do so.

Simulated screen shown.

Apple CarPlay™
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From sending texts or talking to Siri®, it’s the smarter way to use your iPhone® in the car. Learn more about Apple CarPlay™ and download the guide.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX shown.

Apple CarPlay™ uses your smartphone cellular data service. Normal cellular service rates will apply.

Apple CarPlay™, Siri®, and iPhone® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Warning: Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control that may lead to an accident, severe personal injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of a vehicle, and use of any handheld devices, other equipment, or vehicle systems which take the driver’s eyes, attention and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never be used during operation of the vehicle.

Simulated screen shown.

Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity

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.

*Disclaimer

The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth® SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Kia is under license. A BLUETOOTH® wireless technology enabled cell phone is required to use BLUETOOTH® wireless technology.

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.

Rear-Camera Display
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Put the transmission into reverse and the Rear-Camera Display will show a live image of what's behind your vehicle. For added convenience, a vehicle footprint that shows bumper width is superimposed in the display.

*Disclaimer

The Rear-Camera Display is not a substitute for proper and safe backing-up procedures. Always drive safely and use caution when backing up. The Rear-Camera Display may not display every object behind the vehicle.

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Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R)
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The Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R) uses a sonar sensor system to detect obstacles behind your Forte. If a hazard is detected, the system provides an audible warning.

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX Launch Edition Package.

Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R) is not a substitute for proper and safe parking procedures. The rear sensors may not identify every object behind the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution when moving in either direction.

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Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
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The Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) System is advanced technology that helps reduce the blind spots on the side and rear areas of your Kia. The radar-based detection system sends out visual or auditory signals to help warn you of objects not in your field of view.

*Disclaimer

Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) is not a substitute for proper and safe driving, and may not detect every object alongside or approaching from behind the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution when changing lanes.

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Lane Change Assist (LCA)
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Lane Change Assist (LCA) takes Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) one step further to detect and warn you if vehicles are approaching from behind.

*Disclaimer

Lane Change Assist (LCA) is not a substitute for proper and safe lane-changing procedures, and may not detect every object alongside or approaching from behind the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution when changing lanes.

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Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
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An added feature of Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), radar sensors hidden in the corners of the rear bumper scan for passing cars, motorcycles, and/or other vehicles as you back up. If the system detects a vehicle crossing into your intended path, a warning sounds and a light appears on the left or right outside rear view mirror, depending on the location of the other vehicle.

*Disclaimer

Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) is not a substitute for safe driving, and may not detect all objects behind the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

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Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
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Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) works independently of the driver in critical situations, applying the brakes to help prevent or lessen the effects of a frontal collision.

*Disclaimer

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) is not a substitute for proper and safe driving. Always drive safely and use caution. FCA may not detect every object in front of the vehicle.

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Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection uses a sensor and camera to detect pedestrians on the road and can automatically apply the brakes if it anticipates a frontal collision.

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX Launch Edition Package.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection is not a substitute for proper and safe driving. Always drive safely and use caution. FCA with Pedestrian Detection may not detect every object in front of the vehicle.

Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
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Forward Collision Warning (FCW) detects a potential collision with the car in front, and provides the driver audible warnings and visual signals on the meter display.

*Disclaimer

The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) is not a substitute for proper and safe driving, and may not detect every object in front of the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

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Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
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Maintaining a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you is easier, thanks to Smart Cruise Control (SCC), a next-generation radar-based system.

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX Launch Edition Package.

Smart Cruise Control (SCC) system is not a substitute for proper and safe driving, and may not detect every object in front of the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

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Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
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The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is your second set of eyes on the road. This camera-based system monitors the position of your vehicle within its lane and helps warn you if it deviates, or is about to deviate from the lane. Lane Departure Warning (LDW) also helps warn you of a lane departure when your vehicle is traveling above a certain speed and the vehicle's turn signal is not activated.

*Disclaimer

The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is not a substitute for proper and safe lane-changing procedures, and may not detect every object alongside or approaching from behind the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution when changing lanes.

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Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L)
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In addition to Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L) may apply corrective steering to help prevent you from drifting into another lane.

*Disclaimer

Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L) is not a substitute for proper and safe driving. Always drive safely and use caution. LKA-L may not detect every object around the vehicle.

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Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

The system is designed to detect a drowsy or fatigued driver and give a warning signal to take a break if needed.

*Disclaimer

Driver Attention Warning (DAW) is not a substitute for safe driving and may not detect all instances of driver fatigue or inattentive driving practices. Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation could result in loss of vehicle control. Always drive safely and use caution.

USB/Auxiliary Input Jack
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Connect your favorite music from your iPhone® or other compatible mobile devices to Forte's audio system.

*Disclaimer

Not all units require cable, please check with dealer. Cable sold separately.

iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

Dual 12 V outlets

Two 12 V power outlets at the front center console allow the driver and front passenger to charge their devices. (Single 12V outlet standard on Forte EX.)

*Disclaimer

Not all units require cable, please check with dealer. Cable sold separately.

Dual Center Console USB Charging Ports
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Stay powered up. Two USB charging ports provide quicker charging for your portable electronics.

*Disclaimer

Dual center console USB 2.1 charging ports.

Not all units require cable, please check with dealer. Cable sold separately.

Wireless Phone Charger
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Charge a compatible smartphone wirelessly, just by placing it on the front console tray. No cords or wires needed. A convenient indicator light lets you know the phone is charging, and when it’s completed.

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX Launch Edition Package.

Qi-enabled smartphone required.

Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio & Hands-Free Phone Controls
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Conveniently adjust radio volume, change channels, handle calls with your Bluetooth® enabled phone and adjust your cruise control settings, all from the steering wheel.

*Disclaimer

The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth® SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Kia is under license. A BLUETOOTH® wireless technology enabled cell phone is required to use BLUETOOTH® wireless technology.

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.

Cruise Control w/ Steering Wheel Controls
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Steering-wheel-mounted cruise controls give the added comfort of engaging, adjusting and disengaging it, all without looking away from the road and without removing your hands from the wheel.

*Disclaimer
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.
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

To ensure proper positioning and optimal driver comfort, the tilt and telescopic steering column offers near infinite adjustment for any driver.

Drive Mode Select (DMS)
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Choose your driving style - Normal, Sport, or Comfort.

*Disclaimer

Requires Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT).

Trip Computer

The included trip computer offers an array of functions right at your fingertips: trip meter, odometer, estimated range of remaining fuel, current average miles per gallon, and more.

3.5" Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD Meter Display

The 3.5" Meter Display provides essential driving information with enhanced readability.

Supervision Meter Cluster w/ 4.2" Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Color LCD Display

The Supervision Meter Cluster features a brilliant 4.2" TFT color LCD display, offering essential driver information in sleek, hi-res style.

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX Launch Edition Package.

Power Windows w/ Driver One-Touch Auto-Down

One-touch auto-down operation is offered for the driver's window.

Power Windows w/ Driver's One-Touch Auto-Up/Down

For ultimate convenience, one-touch auto-up and auto-down is added for the driver window.

Power Door Locks

Conveniently lock and unlock all of the doors with one button.

Remote Keyless Entry w/ Trunk Opener
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Remote keyless entry offers the convenience of opening and locking your vehicle with the press of a button on the key fob. The key also folds into itself, making it less intrusive in your pocket or purse.

Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start and Immobilizer
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The available Smart Key remote gives you the power to start or stop the engine at the push of a button or lock and unlock doors from the outside. Also incorporated is the immobilizer function which prevents the vehicle from starting without the Smart Key.

Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
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The driver and front passenger can adjust their personal temperature settings.

Rear A/C Vents
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A rear vent directs the blended levels of the front temperature settings to the rear-seat passengers.

*Disclaimer

Image shown for illustration only.

Front Center Console Sliding Armrest

The padded center console armrest can be adjusted for added comfort.

Folding Rear Center Armrest and Cup Holders

Rear passengers enjoy a center armrest that also offers the convenience of two cup holders.

Front & Rear Door Bottle Holders
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Make room for water bottles. Both front and rear doors offer a space for beverages.

Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket

A storage pocket is provided behind the front passenger seat.

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
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The auto-dimming mirror automatically dims the harsh glare of reflecting lights.

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX Launch Edition Package.

Interior Lighting w/ Delay

The delay feature offers the convenience of illuminating the interior upon entry and exit. Once the door is closed, the lamps gradually dim.

Illuminated Glove Box

The glove box illuminates—making it easier to find items in the dark.

Illuminated Ignition Key Lock Cylinder

Lighting on the ignition makes it easier to locate in the dark.

Dual Map Lights
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Dual map lights provide illumination for the driver and front seat passenger.

LED Interior Lighting
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LED reading and room lights offer a modern touch that illuminates the cabin.

*Disclaimer

Included in the S Premium Package and EX Launch Edition Package.

Overhead Sunglasses Holder
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The overhead sunglasses holder allows you to conveniently stow your glasses.

Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
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Both the driver and passenger will enjoy the benefit of having their own visor vanity mirror with illumination.

SEATING & TRIM
Woven Cloth Seat Trim

Available in Black or Gray.

Premium Tricot Cloth Seat Trim

Premium tricot cloth seat trim offers an upgraded experience for Forte S.

SOFINO Leatherette Seat Trim
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Available SOFINO leatherette-appointed seats offer a luxurious experience.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX with Launch Edition Package shown.

Two-Tone Gray SOFINO Leatherette Seat Trim

Leatherette trim on the seats, in a unique two-tone gray adds sophistication.

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX Gray Interior Package.

Two-Tone Red SOFINO Leatherette Seat Trim

Leatherette trim on the seats, in a unique two-tone red adds style.

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX Red Interior Package.

6-Way Adjustable Driver's Seat

The 6-way adjustable driver's seat allows you to customize your ideal seating position for maximum comfort.

10-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat w/ Power Lumbar Support
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The 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, including power lumbar support, allows you to personalize your ideal seating position for maximum comfort no matter how long your drive may be.

6-Way Adjustable Front Passenger's Seat

The seat can be adjusted for added personalization and comfort of the front passenger.

Heated Front Seats
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Driver and front passenger will enjoy the luxury and comfort of heating elements in the seat back and cushion. Three heat settings help ensure maximum comfort.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX shown.

Image shown for illustration only.

Ventilated Front Seats
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Drives on hot summer days are more comfortable with ventilated driver and front passenger seats. Two fan speeds circulate cabin air through perforations in the seat leather, helping you stay cool.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX shown.

Image shown for illustration only.

60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
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The versatile design of the 60/40 split-folding rear seat allows for longer cargo items to be carried with the rear seat passengers. For even larger cargo loads, both sections of the rear seats can be folded down.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX shown.

All cargo should be evenly distributed and properly secured, and never piled higher than the seatback.

Adjustable Rear Headrests

Additionally, rear seat passengers enjoy the comfort of personalized headrest adjustment.

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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A leather-wrapped steering wheel offers a smooth grip and sophisticated touch to the interior of the Forte.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX with Launch Edition Package shown.

Leather-Wrapped Gear Shift

The leather-wrapped gear shift brings an elegant and smooth touch to every drive.

Soft-Touch Upper Door Panels

The soft-touch materials used in the interior elevate the level of refinement.

DIMENSIONS
Head Room: Front/Rear (in.)
38.8/37.5
38.8/37.5
38.8/37.5
38.8/37.5
Shoulder Room: Front/Rear (in.)
56.1/55.3
56.1/55.3
56.1/55.3
56.1/55.3
Leg Room: Front/Rear (in.)
42.2/35.7
42.2/35.7
42.2/35.7
42.2/35.7
Hip Room: Front/Rear (in.)
53.0/51.1
53.0/51.1
53.0/51.1
53.0/51.1
Interior Volume (cu. ft.)
96.0
96.0
96.0
96.0
Interior Volume w/ Sunroof (cu. ft.)
93.5
93.5
Cargo Volume: (cu. ft.)
15.3
15.3
15.3
15.3
Safety
SYSTEMS
Dual Front Advanced Airbags
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When used with properly fitted seat belts, this advanced system helps detect the presence of a front seat passenger, monitors the severity of an impact and controls airbag inflation accordingly to help reduce injuries in certain collisions.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX with shown.

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. Inflated airbags are shown for illustration only.

Dual Front Seat Mounted Side Airbags
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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.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX with shown.

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. Inflated airbags are shown for illustration only.

Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags
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Side curtain airbags can reduce injuries when used in tandem with properly-fitted seat belts for both front and 2nd-row seating positions. 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.

*Disclaimer

Forte EX with shown.

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. Inflated airbags are shown for illustration only.

3-Point Seat Belts For All Seating Positions

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.

*Disclaimer

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

Front Seat-Belt Pretensioners

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 to reduce the likelihood of injury.

*Disclaimer

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) w/ 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
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The foundation of your Kia's active safety system, the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) uses electronic sensors at each wheel hub to detect when wheels begin to skid. If skidding under braking is detected, ABS modulates brake-force to reduce skidding, which then allows for reduced braking distances, in addition to helping you maintain control of your vehicle.

*Disclaimer

Forte S with Premium Package shown.

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
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Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) adds steering direction control capability, intervening when appropriate to further stabilize the vehicle. VSM then helps the driver regain control and return the vehicle to its intended path.

*Disclaimer

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
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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.

*Disclaimer

Forte S with Premium Package shown.

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

Traction Control System (TCS)

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.

*Disclaimer

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)

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.

*Disclaimer

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

Brake Assist System (BAS)

The Brake Assist System (BAS) adds an additional level of enhanced safety by detecting emergency braking situations and applying additional braking force. The Brake Assist System (BAS) instantly assesses a number of variables, including brake pedal pressure and speed in which the brake pedal was depressed, then responds with full braking force if necessary.

*Disclaimer

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
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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 brake pedal to accelerator.

*Disclaimer

Forte S with Premium Package shown.

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

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.

*Disclaimer

Even with the Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), always check your tire pressure on a regular basis with a digital tire gauge.

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

Side-Impact Door Beams

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.

*Disclaimer

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

Front and Rear Crumple Zones

The front and rear crumple zones are specially designed to absorb and dissipate impact energy helping to preserve the passenger compartment.

*Disclaimer

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)

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.

Rear Child-Safety Door Locks

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.

Impact-Absorbing Steering Column

To help mitigate injuries possibly suffered in a frontal collision, an impact-absorbing steering column is designed to collapse under certain accident conditions.

Internal emergency trunk release

The Internal Emergency Trunk Release offers an addition level of safety by enabling the trunk to be opened from the inside.

  • STANDARD
  • OPTIONAL
  • NOT AVAILABLE