The first Kia Forte hit the US market almost exactly a decade ago. Packed with features and sold at an affordable price, the Kia Forte quickly became one of the best-selling vehicles in Kia’s considerable fleet. Ten years later, the Forte is still bringing surprises to the table and is set to maintain its position at the heights of popularity.
The 2020 Kia Forte features a variety of new options tucked away in various trims. Expanding from four to five trims for this latest year, the Forte line-up now includes the EX Special Edition with 2-tone interior, Harman Kardon sound system, voice command navigation and novel wireless charging. For drivers that are more interested in muscle over luxuries, two additional sport lines are available. The GT-Line features a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, along with 17-inch alloy wheels and gloss black accents. If even more power is required, the Forte GT is also available. Featuring a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that cranks 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, it is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and sport-tuned exhaust. Sitting atop 18-in alloy wheels, its the beefier cousin to the GT-Line that is packed with the same amenities.
Speaking of amenities, Kia is providing a whole array of options and tech available in various configurations. From heated and cooled 10-way power-adjustable seats, to wireless charging and Michelin Pilot Sport summer tires, the Forte is configurable to taste. In addition to these luxury options, this latest Forte also makes the full range of Kia safety features available as well. From lane-changing assist, blind-spot warning and rear-cross traffic warnings, to smart cruise control and parking sensors, the Kia Drive Wise safety suite is always on guard to shield you and yours from harm.
If you are interested in viewing a new Forte, or any of Kia’s other fine options, we invite you to visit our showroom at 1 Windbeam Road in Riverdale. We are Route 23 Kia and it would be our genuine pleasure to show you what Kia has to offer.