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With high marks in performance, safety, technology, and fuel economy, the 2021 Kia Forte has been declared a leader in its class by U.S. News. The 2021 Kia Forte was rated by U.S. News Best Cars as the Best Compact Car for the Money in 2021. The Forte was selected as a winner after the Best Cars division performed careful research with the Forte and its competitors in over 25 categories. Along with earning the title of “Best Compact Car for the Money,”1 U.S. News also ranked the Kia Forte as #3 among compact cars overall, and it was rated as the #4 choice among small sedans.

Highlights of the 2021 Kia Forte

The 2021 Kia Forte has many standard amenities at all trims, and its base trim level is particularly value-oriented. Power and efficiency are equally prioritized in the 2021 Kia Forte, which has two available engines. The Kia Forte also has one of the most generous warranties in the industry. The Kia Forte earns nearly perfect scores for safety (9.3 out of 10), and its technology is also top-notch.

2021 Kia Forte Trim Levels

If you're considering the 2021 Forte for your next car, you may be deciding which trim level to get. The 2021 Forte is made in six trims. The lineup starts with the FE, which is the base trim with a 2.0L engine that has a respectable power output of 147 HP. The 2021 Forte is available with either a manual or an automatic transmission with the base engine. The second trim, which is the LXS, has upgraded seating materials for additional comfort. It also gets stylish alloy wheels. The GT-Line has an edgier look with larger wheels. It has heated mirrors and a leather steering wheel. Wireless device charging and simulated seats are added to the EX, which also gains heated and ventilated seats in the front. The GT trim is a faster Forte trim with a turbo 1.6L engine capable of 201 HP. Black seats with red contrast stitching give its interior a unique appearance, and it has larger 18-inch wheels. Then there's the GT Manual carrying the same 1.6L engine, but equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Kia Forte Safety

The 2021 Kia Forte is loaded with safety technology. All trims have a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and driver attention monitoring. Adaptive cruise control is available for a more comprehensive package of driver-assist safety aids.

For more details on the 2021 Kia Forte and what makes it a leader among compact cars, contact our dealership today.