29/38  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
8.7  Sec.
0-60 MPH
14.9  cu ft
Cargo Space

2017 Kia Forte Overview

A charming compact car with a big personality, the Kia Forte is back with a series of refreshments this model year. The Forte sedan receives exterior updates, a new powertrain option and added tech. The hatchback Forte5 also shows off some exciting changes with updated available safety features and a new transmission option. With multiple models, trims and powertrain choices, the 2017 Kia Forte in Phoenix has something for everyone.

Great Exterior and Interior Updates

The Kia Forte is known for being sleek and sophisticated, but this year's model takes it a notch further. The redesigned front end is a guaranteed head-turner with a modernized bumper combined with Kia's new tiger-nose grille that flows into reshaped headlights. The clean, modern interior is designed with premium cloth material and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. All models feature keyless entry, steering-wheel audio controls and Bluetooth. The premium EX and SX (Forte5) trims boasts leather seating among other amenities like heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and a push-button start. All trims above the base LX come standard with a built-in 7-inch touchscreen powered by UVO3, now Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable, which many 2017 Kia Forte reviews will tell you is worth the upgrade.

Choice of Powertrain

The LX and S trims of the Forte sedan come with a 2.0-liter Atkinson inline 4-cylinder engine that generates 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. Premium EX models feature a 2.0-liter GDI I-4 engine which makes 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque. Shoppers can choose to pair the engine with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. On the Forte5, the 2.0-liter GDI comes standard on most models paired to either the 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. The sportier SX trim boasts a fun-to-drive 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI 4-cylinder engine paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. On the Forte sedan, S and EX trims now feature Drive Mode Select with three modes: Normal, Eco and Sport. 2017 Kia Forte reviews also note the S trim's sport-tuned transmission, which makes the model stand out the most from the rest of the line-up.

Safety Add-ons

The 2017 Kia Forte in Phoenix is equipped with traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, and front and rear curtain airbags. A rear camera comes standard on all models. Advanced driver assistance features, including frontal collision warning with emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist and dynamic bending lights, are available. Trims with UVO have access to the system's emergency alerts and parental controls which monitor teen driving. Visit us at our dealership in the Camelback Corridor to try out these great features!

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The Kia Forte Is Ready to Roll!

If you're not sure the 2017 Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic are suitable for you, then view a 2017 Kia Forte near Phoenix. Its bounty of features and inviting persona may be just what you need in an everyday vehicle. Confirm if it's perfect for you using our 2017 Kia Forte review as well as the included third-party compare tool; and then, make sure you view great lease incentives on our site.

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We're a neighborhood Kia car retailer where you can find the latest offers - not only for the Kia Forte, but also for other new and CPO cars. We hope our 2017 Kia Forte review offers a helping hand when you're prepped to make your final buying decision. You are guaranteed be impressed when you visit Camelback Kia to test drive the Kia Forte; we invite you to come experience the model upfront. For those curious to see it right now, we've embedded a video walk-around that presents its equipment.

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