2017 Kia Forte

2017 Kia Forte Specifications:
  • Engine Size: 2.0L
  • Cylinders: I-4
  • Horsepower: 147
  • Torque: 132 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Automatic and Manual
  • Drivetrain: Front Wheel

You may not think of the compact car segment as offering the latest and greatest technology and features, but when you consider the 2017 Kia Forte, think again. It offers a surprising amount of features at an extremely reasonable price in both the sedan and hatchback versions.


For 2017, the Kia Forte gets a mild style update to the front-end and now comes with available adaptive xenon headlights, plus new taillights (LED lighting available). The 2017 Forte trim's revived styling adds new standard engine for the sedan, a sport-themed S sedan trim level, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, and optional safety technologies such as automatic emergency braking. Add to that, great fuel economy in the city and on the highway and just about every available feature one could ask for in this price range and you get what makes the 2017 Forte stand head and shoulders above the segment competition.

The cabin feels roomier than your average small car and the standard controls and touchscreen interface consist of up-to-the-minute technology and they are all standard. Kia also offers one of the best warranties in the business.


Every 2017 Kia Forte comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is optional on the LX and standard on the other trims. The optional Uvo eServices telematics bundle includes roadside assistance and emergency crash notification. The secondary driver monitoring features include notifications when curfew, vehicle speed and vehicle location limits are exceeded for peace of mind with your young driver.

The Kia Forte sedan's base engine for 2017 is now a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is rated to deliver better overall fuel economy than the discontinued 1.8-liter engine; paired with the revised six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2017 Kia Forte is available as a sedan in LX, S and EX trim levels, while the hatchback Forte5 model is offered in LX, EX and SX trims; the Forte5 SX hatchback now offers a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated manual transmission over last year's more conventional automatic.

Standard features on the LX sedan include 15-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a trip computer, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, USB connectivity and an auxiliary audio jack.

Additional Features

The new S sedan trim level comes with sporty accents and a firmer, sport-tuned suspension. The S sedan starts with most of the features of the base trims and additionally offers16-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, a rear spoiler, a chrome exhaust outlet, adjustable drive modes, unique black cloth upholstery with white contrast stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto with Kia's Uvo eServices telematics.

Extending the options palette, the Forte S sedan's Technology package adds foglights, LED taillights, and keyless entry and ignition plus a few safety technologies such as lane departure warning and prevention, blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. There's also a Premium package that builds on the Technology package with a sunroof, heated front seats, a power driver seat, driver memory settings, a sliding front armrest, and a navigation system with voice controls.

As you can see, the 2017 Kia Forte comes in a variety of models with a solid set of standard features and a variety of options available. Come in to Ron Bouchard to find the perfect Kia for you!


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