2018 Forte5

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Interior
Horsepower (ULEV-II)
164 hp @ 6,200 rpm
164 hp @ 6,200 rpm
201 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Horsepower (SULEV)
160 hp @ 6,200 rpm
160 hp @ 6,200 rpm
EPA MPG, 6-Speed Manual Transmission (City/Highway/Combined)
23/29/25

*Disclaimer

EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

EPA MPG, Automatic Transmission (City/Highway/Combined)
25/34/28
25/34/28
25/30/27

*Disclaimer

EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

Specs
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
2.0 liter, DOHC, 16-valve I-4
Turbocharged 1.6 liter, DOHC, 16-valve I-4
Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Displacement (cc)
1,999
1,999
1,591
Horsepower (ULEV-II)
164 hp @ 6,200 rpm
164 hp @ 6,200 rpm
201 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Horsepower (SULEV)
160 hp @ 6,200 rpm
160 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Torque (ULEV-II)
151 lb.-ft. @ 4,000
151 lb.-ft. @ 4,000
195 lb.-ft. @ 1,750 - 4,500 rpm
Torque (SULEV)
149 lb.-ft. @ 4,700
149 lb.-ft. @ 4,700
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
11.5:1
9.5:1
6-Speed Manual Transmission
6-Speed Automatic Transmission
7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)
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Sportmatic® Sports Shifter
*Disclaimer

Included with 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).

FUEL ECONOMY
EPA MPG, 6-Speed Manual Transmission (City/Highway/Combined)
23/29/25

*Disclaimer

EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

EPA MPG, Automatic Transmission (City/Highway/Combined)
25/34/28
25/34/28
25/30/27

*Disclaimer

EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
13.2
13.2
13.2
BRAKES
Brake Type: 4-Wheel Disc w/ABS
Front Diameter (in.)
11.0
11.0
11.8

Ventilated Type

Rear Diameter (in.)
10.3
10.3
10.3

Solid Type

CURB WEIGHT
6-Speed Manual Transmission, Minimum (lb.)
2,976
6-Speed Manual Transmission, Maximum (lb.)
3,058
Automatic Transmission, Minimum (lb.)
2,928
2,928
3,031
Automatic Transmission, Maximum (lb.)
3,058
3,058
3,113
GVWR
6-Speed Manual Transmission (lb.)
3,990
Automatic Transmission (lb.)
3,968
3,968
4,056
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, Monotube Shock Absorbers
Sport-Tuned Suspension
Steering Wheel Turns
3.0
3.0
2.9

Lock-to-Lock

Vehicle Turning Circle (ft.)
34.8
34.8
34.8

Curb-to-Curb

Exterior
BODY
Sport Front and Rear Bumpers w/ Red Accents
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Forte5 SX and its turbocharged engine has unique front and rear bumpers with red accents. It’s bold, distinctive design whether you’re coming or you’re going.

*Disclaimer

Forte5 SX shown.

Rear Spoiler
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A body-color rear spoiler provides a sporty, distinctive look to your Forte5 while enhancing the vehicle's overall aerodynamics.

*Disclaimer

Forte5 SX shown.

Dual Heated Power Mirrors, Body Color

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

Dual Heated Power Mirrors, High Gloss Black
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Bold, black finish mirrors offers style that sets the Forte5 SX apart from the crowd.

Mirror-Mounted LED Turn Signal Indicators
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Integrated LED turn-signal indicators accentuate the smooth lines of the Forte5.

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

Door Handle Inserts, Chrome
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Chrome inserts add a sophisticated touch to the exterior of your Kia.

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

Welcome Lighting w/ Illuminated Door Handle Pocket
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LED Lighting at the front door handles welcome your arrival with a warm glow.

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

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. (Standard on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission).

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX and SX Premium Tech Packages.

Solar Control Glass

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

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.

Rear Wiper/Washer
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The rear wiper/washer is a useful feature during inclement weather.

Projector Beam Headlights w/ White Bezel

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

High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Projector Beam Headlights
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High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights provide bright, crisp lighting of the road ahead. (Standard on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission).

*Disclaimer

Included in the SX Premium Tech Package.

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.

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

Front Fog Lights, Halogen

Halogen fog lights offer a clean, sleek look to the Forte5.

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

Halogen/LED Front Fog Lights
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Fog lights encircled by a halo of LEDs, sets the Forte5 SX apart from the crowd.

LED Positioning Lights

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

LED Rear Combination Lamps
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The rear LED combination lamps bring striking style to the Forte5. Also included is the LED Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL).

Locking Fuel-Filler Door
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The electric remote locking fuel-filler door helps provide secure closure.

Chrome Exhaust Tip

The chrome exhaust tip adds to the performance image of Forte5.

Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips
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Twin chrome exhaust tips help signal the presence of a turbocharged engine under the hood.

Aurora Black Premium Color Paint
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A premium color for a premium drive. The Forte5 is available in sleek Aurora Black Pearl.

*Disclaimer

Forte5 SX with Premium Tech Package shown.

Snow White Pearl Premium Color Paint
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The Snow White Pearl exterior offers an added touch of sophistication to your Forte5.

*Disclaimer

Forte5 SX with Premium Tech Package shown.

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: (in.)
106.3
106.3
106.3
Track: Front / Rear (in.) - 15" Wheels
61.5 / 62.0
Track: Front / Rear (in.) - 16" Wheels
61.2 / 61.7
Track: Front / Rear (in.) - 17" Wheels
61.3 / 61.8
Track: Front / Rear (in.) - 18" Wheels
60.8 / 61.3
Length: (in.)
171.3
171.3
171.3
Width: (in.)
70.1
70.1
70.1
Height: (in.)
57.1
57.1
57.1
Ground Clearance: (in.)
5.5
5.5
5.5
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 Forte5.

16" Alloy Wheels
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These 16-inch Alloy Wheels add an impressively bold touch to the Forte5.

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

17" Alloy Wheels
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17-inch Alloy Wheels give the Forte5 a distinctive road presence.

18" Alloy Wheels
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18-inch Alloy Wheels provide a dynamic, performance-inspired look to enhance the Forte5's overall design.

TIRES
Size: Standard
195/65R15
P215/45R17
P225/40R18
Size: Optional
205/55R16
*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

Interior
CONVENIENCE
AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM® 6-Speaker Audio System
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With over 130 channels, including 69 that are 100% commercial-free music and entertainment, SiriusXM® makes every drive that much more rewarding. Click here for more SiriusXM® details.

Four dynamic speakers provide rich, full sound and clarity. While two additional dash-mounted tweeters enhance the sound of the Forte5 audio system.

*Disclaimer

SiriusXM® services require subscriptions, sold separately after 3-month trial included with vehicle purchase. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com

If you decide to continue your Sirius services at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM® at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. Programming subject to change. SiriusXM® satellite service available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA, D.C., and PR (with coverage limitations). Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM® Radio Inc.

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.

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

Included in the LX Popular Package.

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.

UVO w/ 7" Touch-Screen Display
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UVO provides in-car connectivity based on the capabilities of your personal device. Click here for more information.

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

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.

UVO w/ Voice-Command Navigation System, 7" Touch-Screen Display, SiriusXM® Traffic and HD Radio™
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The nerve center of the vehicle is the available voice-command navigation. It offers a vivid 7" color touch screen and relays real-time highway conditions from SiriusXM® Traffic. Click here for more SiriusXM® details. (Standard on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission).

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX and SX Premium Tech Packages.

SiriusXM® services require subscriptions, sold separately after 3-month trial included with vehicle purchase. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. If you decide to continue your Sirius services at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM® at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. Programming subject to change. SiriusXM® satellite service available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA, D.C., and PR (with coverage limitations). Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM® Radio Inc.

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.

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

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

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

App uses your smartphone cellular data service. Normal cellular service rates will apply.

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.

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

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

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

App uses your smartphone cellular data service. Normal cellular service rates will apply.

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.

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

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.

Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
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Blind Spot Detection (BSD) is advanced technology that helps reduce the Blind-Spots on the side and rear areas of the vehicle. The radar-based detection system issues visual or auditory signals to help warn you of objects not in your field of view. (Blind Spot Detection (BSD) not available on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission).

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX and SX Premium Tech Packages.

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

Lane Change Assist (LCA)
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Lane Change Assist (LCA) takes Blind Spot Detection one step further to detect and warn you if vehicles are approaching from behind. (Lane Change Assist (LCA) not available on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission).

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX and SX Premium Tech Packages.

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

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
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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. (Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) not available on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission).

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX and SX Premium Tech Packages.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is not a substitute for proper and safe driving. Always drive safely and use caution. The Rear Cross Traffic Alert may not detect every object in the vehicle’s direction of travel.

USB/Auxiliary Input Jack

Access your favorite tunes from your own music library on your iPod® or iPhone®. An accessory cable connects to your iPod® or other compatible mobile digital device and then is accessed through the audio-system controls.

*Disclaimer

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

iPod® and 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.

Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio and 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. Click here for more details.

*Disclaimer

Forte5 SX M/T shown.

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, all without looking away from the road and without removing your hands from the wheel.

*Disclaimer

Forte5 SX M/T shown.

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

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.

Steering-Wheel-Mounted Paddle Shifters
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The steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters offer enhanced convenience with quick shifts, while allowing you to keep both hands on the steering wheel.

*Disclaimer

Not available on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission.

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.

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

Choose your driving style - Normal, Eco or Sport.

*Disclaimer

Not available on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission.

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

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

Supervision Meter Cluster w/ 4.2" Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Color LCD Display
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The supervision meter cluster features a brilliant 4.2" TFT color LCD display, offering essential driver information in sleek, hi-res style. (Standard on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission).

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX and SX Premium Tech Packages.

Power Windows w/ Front Seats One-Touch Auto-Up/Down
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For ultimate convenience, one-touch auto-up and auto-down is added for the driver and front passenger windows.

Power Door Locks

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

Remote Keyless Entry
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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.

*Disclaimer

Forte5 LX shown.

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.

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

Air Conditioning

The comfort of a personalized cabin environment is easily maintained with the included air conditioning.

Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control w/ Rear Vents
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The driver and front passenger can adjust their personal temperature settings. A rear vent directs the blended levels to the back-seat passengers. (Standard on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission).

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX and SX Premium Tech Packages.

Front Center Console Sliding Armrest

The padded Center Console Armrest can be adjusted for added comfort.

Dual Front Cup Holders
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The dual front cup holders allow the driver and passenger to enjoy a beverage that's easily within reach.

*Disclaimer

Forte5 SX M/T shown.

Rear Seat Center Armrest and Cup Holders
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Rear seat 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 rearview mirror automatically dims the harsh glare of reflecting lights. (Standard on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission).

*Disclaimer

Included in the SX Premium Tech Package.

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror w/ HomeLink®
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The auto-dimming rearview mirror automatically dims the harsh glare of reflecting lights. And for additional peace of mind, the mirror features HomeLink®, a wireless control system that can operate garage doors, security systems, and more.

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX Premium Tech Package.

HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Gentex Corporation.

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 illumination feature makes out-of-sight items visible when you need them.

Illuminated Ignition Key Lock Cylinder
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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.

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

Overhead Sunglasses Holder
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The overhead sunglasses holder allows you to conveniently stow your glasses when not in use.

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

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.

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

Hidden Storage and Rear Cargo Cover
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The sturdy cargo cover shields your gear from prying eyes. It easily removes when extra room is needed.

SEATING & TRIM
Woven Cloth Seat Trim

The Woven Cloth Seat Trim adds a distinctive touch to the interior of the Forte5.

Leather Seat Trim
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The accent of rich leather seat trim adds a sophisticated and luxurious touch to your Kia's interior.

Sport Leather Seat Trim
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Fiery auburn seat trim and vibrant orange stitching highlight the Forte5 SX's bold sport leather interior.

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

*Disclaimer

Forte5 LX shown.

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. (Standard on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission).

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX and SX Premium Tech Packages.

Integrated Memory System (IMS)
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The memory driver seat allows the driver to personalize their settings. Should the seat be repositioned, the stored position can be recalled with the touch of a button. (Standard on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission).

*Disclaimer

Included in the EX and SX Premium Tech Packages.

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

Forte5 EX with Premium Tech Package shown.

Ventilated Front Seats
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Driving on hot summer days are more comfortable with ventilated driver and front passenger seats. Three fan speeds circulate cabin air through perforations in the seat leather, helping you stay cool. (Standard on Forte5 SX with 6-Speed Manual Transmission).

*Disclaimer

Forte5 EX with Premium Tech Package shown.

60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat w/ Center Armrest & Adjustable Rear Headrests
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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. Additionally, rear seat passengers enjoy the comfort of a center armrest and personalized headrest adjustment.

*Disclaimer

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

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 Forte5.

*Disclaimer

Included in the LX Popular Plus Package.

Leather-Wrapped Gear Shift Knob

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

Sport Steering Wheel
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A racing-inspired D-shaped steering wheel offers control of Forte5 SX's ability to perform.

Soft-Touch Upper Door Panels
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The Soft-Touch materials used in the exterior elevate the level of refinement.

Alloy Pedals
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The race-inspired alloy pedals heightens the sporty interior feel.

DIMENSIONS
Head Room: Front / Rear (in.)
39.4 / 38.7
39.4 / 38.7
39.4 / 38.7
Shoulder Room: Front / Rear (in.)
56.1 / 54.9
56.1 / 54.9
56.1 / 54.9
Leg Room: Front / Rear (in.)
42.2 / 35.9
42.2 / 35.9
42.2 / 35.9
Hip Room: Front / Rear (in.)
53.8 / 53.1
53.8 / 53.1
53.8 / 53.1
Interior Volume (cu. ft.)
98.2
98.2
98.2
Interior Volume (cu. ft.) w/ Sunroof
96.8
96.8
96.8
Cargo volume: (cu. ft.)
23.2
23.2
23.2
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

Inflated airbags are shown for illustration only.

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

Inflated airbags are shown for illustration only.

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, 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.

*Disclaimer

Inflated airbags are shown for illustration only.

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.

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.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), 4-Wheel Disc Brakes

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 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.

*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 responsibly.

Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

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.

*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 responsibly.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

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

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 responsibly.

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 responsibly.

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 responsibly.

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. 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.

*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 responsibly.

Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)

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.

*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 responsibly.

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, 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 responsibly.

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 responsibly.

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 responsibly.

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.

  • STANDARD
  • OPTIONAL
  • NOT AVAILABLE