2019 Kia Forte Model Review

27/37  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
8.7  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
5
Seats
15.3  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New For The 2019 Kia Forte?

The new Forte is more eye-catching than ever, with its more chiseled look in combination with the cleaned-up detailing. The taillights have a full-width LED accent light to give this car a signature look.

The new Forte is bigger as well, giving your passengers more legroom. Overall, the 2019 is 3.2 inches longer. It is also 0.5 inches taller and 0.7 inches wider than the year before. This extra space translates into more rear legroom as well as a slightly larger trunk. On the inside, the new Forte has a streamlined dashboard that features an 8-inch touchscreen in the middle.


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New Features and Highlights

You have four different trim options for the 2019 Kia Forte. They are FE, LXS, S, and EX. These are all front-wheel drive vehicles and will comfortably seat 5 people. Some of the exciting features that come standard on all trim levels include solar control glass, a tilt and telescopic steering column, and a Trip Computer that can give you information like your average MPG and trip distance.

The LXS features 16-inch Alloy wheels. Both the S and EX give you 17-inch Alloy wheels. The S and EX also come standard with front fog lights and LED daytime running lights. The top-of-the-line EX also offers electronically adjustable mirrors. These mirrors are heated and feature integrated LED turn signal indicators.

Drive-mode select (Comfort, Sport, or Smart) comes standard on the LXS, S, and EX. It is optional on the FE. The EX has optional Smart Cruise Control with steering-wheel-mounted controls.

Engine, Transmission & MPG Specs

2019 Kia AccentIn each and every trim level you will find a 2.0L 4-cylinder multi-port injection (MPI) engine. This engine will give you 147-horsepower performance. The S comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. You have the option of upgrading to an Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission (i-CVT), which is what comes standard on all of the other trims. An Alternator Management System and Motor Driven Power Steering come standard on all Forte models.

Safety Systems

2019 Kia AccentThere are many standard features on the Forte that are designed to keep you and your loved ones safe. You will find dual front advanced airbags, as well as dual front seat-mounted side airbags. Full-length side curtain airbags also come standard.

The seatbelts have pretensioners to help keep you in place in the event of a crash. There is a 4-wheel anti-lock brake system, electronic stability control, tire-pressure monitoring system, and hill-start assist standard on all Fortes. In order to protect you in the event of a crash, the Forte has front and back crumple zones. These are designed to take the brunt of the impact and "crumple" at a controlled rate, keeping the people inside the vehicle safer. There are side-impact door beams to add additional safety.

Technology is utilized to keep you safe in the new Forte. You have Forward Collision Avoidance, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Lane Departure Warning standard in all trims. The EX also offers Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Lane Change Assist.

For families with young children, the 2019 Forte is great because it features the LATCH system for attaching car seats. There are also rear child-safety door locks to make sure your precious cargo stays safe.

If you are interested in more information about the Kia, or to take a test drive, we welcome you to visit Camelback Kia, today!


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