Value-focused, the 2021 Kia Forte is a compact sedan that undercuts its rivals by thousands of dollars while still offering all of the most desirable features as standard. Coming in at thousands less than the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda 3, the Forte delivers similar features, excellent fuel economy, and major style at a budget price under $18,000.
Kia rolled the Forte over to 2021 without any changes to its design of standard features. Instead, the Forte will receive a sharp restyling for the 2022 model year, along with a possible name change that has not yet been confirmed.
The 2021 Kia Forte provides great styling with sharp lines and bodywork reminiscent of the manufacturer's Stinger sports sedan. The Forte can look slightly different due to the trim levels, of which 15-inch, 16-inch, 17-inch, and 18-inch wheels are found throughout the lineup. While automatic headlights are found on every model, the LX and EX offer halogen lights while the other trim levels upgrade to LED. A sunroof is also a standard feature on the EX+ trim and above.
The Kia Forte may be small, but she is fierce with an upscale interior with a minimalist design. The dashboard uses high-quality materials, puts all controls well within reach, and allows good viewing angles of the touchscreen infotainment system.
Even though it is a compact sedan, the Forte offers a spacious back seat where two adults will be comfortable for even long road trips. Total interior volume is 2,718 litres while the trunk provides an additional 434 litres of cargo capacity.
In addition to the many standard infotainment technology features, Kia also ensures that Forte drivers have other technologies available to keep them connected and safe. A rearview camera is standard on all trim levels, and all models except the LX come standard with driver-assist technologies to provide a safe driving experience for all. These technologies include a blind-spot detection system, lane keep assist system, driver attention alert system, forward collision-avoidance assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Kia can build the Forte with the revolutionary UVO Intelligence system as well, which allows drivers to remotely interact with the vehicle. This smartphone app can show drivers diagnostics on the vehicle, start the engine, and much more.
While other vehicles might skimp on the infotainment features to save money, the Forte comes loaded with the latest and greatest for drivers. Even down to the base model, the Forte comes equipped with Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay on all trim levels. A crystal clear 8.0-inch touchscreen runs the intuitive, feature-packed system.
Drivers wanting a compact sedan that offers fuel efficiency without compromising on style should head to Bessada Kia. This Kia dealer offers a vast inventory of not only Kia Forte sedans but other Kia models to help drivers take home a vehicle that best suits their needs. Take a test drive and never look back.