2020 Kia ForteChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Interior design and materials
- Stinger-inspired styling
- 8-inch touchscreen standard
- Overall value
- Roofline limits headroom
- Small door openings
- No hatchback version
New 201-hp GT trim level
Five-seat compact sedan
Choice of four-cylinder engines
Manual or automatic transmission
Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard
Automatic emergency braking standard
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What Is the 2020 Kia Forte?
Redesigned last year, the five-seat Forte compact sedan competes with models like the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla. Most trim levels are powered by a 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission. A new 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder powers the GT trim level, teaming with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or the manual.
What’s New on the 2020 Kia Forte?
Two new trim levels — GT-Line and GT — are available. The GT-Line has 17-inch alloy wheels, gloss-black exterior accents, LED daytime running lights and taillights, a flat-bottom steering wheel with contrast stitching, push-button start, blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.
Besides its unique drivetrain, the GT gets a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, push-button start, LED headlights with automatic high beams, and a flat-bottom steering wheel with contrast stitching. Versions with the dual-clutch transmission also get shift paddles.
What Features in the 2020 Kia Forte Are Most Important?
Standard features include cloth upholstery, a folding backseat, air conditioning, an 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and cruise control. Available features include a power sunroof, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated and ventilated front seats, a Harman Kardon premium stereo and wireless device charging.
Standard active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist and a driver attention monitor. Adaptive cruise control is optional.
Should I Buy the 2020 Kia Forte?
The Forte offers a lot of standard tech features for the money, and the interior quality of this generation of the Forte has improved. Compact hatchback fans will need to look elsewhere, but if you’re looking for a value-oriented compact sedan, the Forte is worth a look.
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This car is just awesome . Gas mileage is well over 40 mpg on the highway . Only problem is that it doesn't have a cd player Read full review
2020 Kia Forte GT Line
This car is great! Looks great, drives well (I will say I miss the size of my Optima vs for Forte which is quite a bit smaller). The SPORT driving mode feature works great for highway driving. Read full review
The 2020 Kia Forte currently has 0 recalls
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