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Kia Forte

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$19,990
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New 2024 Kia Forte
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Key specifications

Highlights
Regular Unleaded I-4
Engine Type
30 City / 41 Hwy
MPG
147 hp
Horsepower
5
Seating Capacity
Engine
2.0 L/122
Displacement
147 @ 6200
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 4500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
Regular Unleaded I-4
Engine Type
Suspension
Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear
Weight & Capacity
N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A
Base Curb Weight
Safety
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Backup Camera
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Entertainment
Standard
Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®
Electrical
150
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
Brakes
Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
N/A
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
10 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Notable features

Five-seat compact sedan
Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
Manual or automatic transmission
Automatic emergency braking
201-horsepower, turbocharged GT trim

Engine

2.0 L/122 Displacement
147 @ 6200 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 4500 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
Regular Unleaded I-4 Engine Type

Suspension

Strut Suspension Type - Front
Strut Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Suspension Type - Rear

Weight & Capacity

N/A Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A Base Curb Weight
14 gal Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Safety

Standard Stability Control
Standard Backup Camera
Standard Lane Departure Warning

Entertainment

Standard Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®

Electrical

150 Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Brakes

Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
N/A Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
10 in Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A Drum - Rear (Yes or )
4-Wheel Disc Brake Type
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
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Factory Warranties

Basic
5 years / 60,000 miles
Corrosion
5 years / 100,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years / 100,000 miles
Roadside Assistance
5 years / 60,000 miles

The good & the bad

The good

Interior design and materials
Sleek exterior design
8-inch touchscreen
Many active-safety features
Solid value

The bad

Sloped roofline limits headroom
Modest performance with base engine
Difficult-to-access lower Latch anchors for car seats

Consumer reviews

5.0 / 5
Based on 2 reviews
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Comfort 5.0
Interior 5.0
Performance 5.0
Value 5.0
Exterior 5.0
Reliability 5.0

Most recent

5.0

Top tier kia forte 2024

I love my kia forte. I got the top tier kia Forte with leather seats which heat and cool and also a sunroof. This car is very comfortable! It is a little on the pricey side for my top tier one, but in the long run it is worth it.

5.0

2024 KIa Forte is pretty great!

It's too soon to tell how reliable this car will be in the future. However, at just one-month-old, it fits all my wants and desires. I love the interior, its comfort, and the extras that are in this car. The controls on the steering wheel make it safer while driving. The navigation system replaces all maps that I have on my...

2024 Kia Forte review: Our expert's take

By Jared Gall

Entering its fifth year since a major redesign and with rumors of a replacement on the way, the Kia Forte is little changed for 2024. For the new model year, the GT-Line trim gets some newly standard safety tech, and the GT-Line Tech Package is no longer available.

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Powertrain Specs and MPG

The Forte’s standard engine remains a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 147 horsepower and 132 pounds-feet of torque. It’s mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission; front-wheel drive is standard. Fuel economy with the 2.0 ranges from an EPA-estimated 30/41/34 mpg city/highway/combined in base LX Trims to 28/39/32 mpg with the XLS and GT-Line.

The Forte GT packs a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 201 hp and 195 pounds-feet, matched with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The dual-clutch automatic is rated at 27/35/30 mpg, while the manual demands a real commitment from its buyer, with fuel economy dropping to 22/31/26 mpg.

Computerized Vigilance

Even the base Forte LX boasts a competitive suite of safety tech, with forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane departure steering assist all standard. Blind spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alert are optional on the LXS and standard on the GT-Line and GT. For 2024, the GT-Line gets standard pedestrian and cyclist avoidance, an electronic parking brake, navigation-based adaptive cruise control and Highway Driving Assist, which combines lane-centering steering and Lane Following Assist.

Pricing

Price increases for the 2024 Forte are just a few hundred dollars from the 2023 model year. Full pricing, including $1,125 for delivery, is as follows:

  • LX: $20,915
  • LXS: $21,415
  • GT-Line: $23,415
  • GT: $25,615

Comfortable and efficient, the 2024 Kia Forte is also priced below many competitors: The 2024 Nissan Sentra starts at $21,725, the Volkswagen Jetta at $22,585, the Hyundai Elantra at $22,590 and the Toyota Corolla at $22,995.

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