The all-new 2019 Kia Forte is a 4-door sedan that looks stylish and is very fuel-efficient. Forte is packed with plenty of high-tech features and the interior is very modern and comfy. Comparing outgoing and the upcoming model we can say that Kia improved new Forte significantly, and the list of luxuries is really long. If that is not enough for you, there is a Kia Forte5 hatchback model.
This hatchback comes with new 16-inch wheels and the Technology Package is updated and it adds a sunroof. Both sedan and hatchback own more than good safety ratings. However, not everything is perfect with new Forte. All-wheel drive is not an option if you want the hybrid switch to the Kia Niro, and Forte’s rear-seat legroom is not a thing to brag about.
2019 Kia Forte Exterior Style and Features
Kia is making only beautiful cars, remember that. The Korean manufacturer is perhaps design and style leader that is producing remarkable sedans and SUVs. The 2019 Kia Forte is no difference with its tight bodywork, LED headlights and taillights and the overall athletic stance. And while sedan and hatchback model share plenty of styling cues the Forte5 hatchback looks better thanks to its shorter rear overhang and spoiler.
Generally, the exterior looks fresh with plenty of luxurious features like power-folding mirrors, illuminated door-handle pockets, and puddle lights. The 2019 Kia Forte sedan is clearly inspired by the Kia Stinger model.
2019 Kia Forte Interior is modern and attractive
Just like the exterior, the interior of the forthcoming 2019 Kia Forte is practical and interesting. It looks modern and attractive with plenty of nice details. The control layout is much more intuitive and the dashboard comes with soft-touch and high-quality materials. Overall, it is an upscale ambiance and the seat comfort is another positive thing on the new Forte. The features like navigation, the dual-zone climate control will be also on the offer.
EX models add leather seats with heating and cooling options. Furthermore, a 10-way-power driver’s seat with lumbar support is a standard now and the rear seats are available with central armrest with cup holders. The cargo space is solid 15 cubic feet, but Forte5 hatchback model offers generous 23 cubic feet of cargo area. With the Technology Plus Package, this model will get a power moonroof, safety features like Electronic Stability Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Child Safety Locks and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
2019 Kia Forte Engine Options
The base engine for the upcoming 2019 Kia Forte is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder drivetrain that returns 147 HP and 132 lb-ft of torque. There is also another 2.0-liter engine with direct-injection and is optional. It can produce up to 164 HP and 160 lb-ft of torque. This one engine is available with the models Forte5, LX, EX. The third option under the hood is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder option that is available on a Forte5 model. It bursts 201 HP and 195 lb-ft of torque.
As for the accelerate time, this model will run from 0 to 60 mph in 6,6 sec. Furthermore, the 2019 Kia Forte will reach the top speed of 140 mph. Its fuel tank capacity is 13,2 gallons. With the full fuel tank, the model will be able to cruise around 488 miles on the highway.
Both six-speed manual and automatic transmission are available. Furthermore, Forte offers Kia’s Drive Mode Select system that will allow the driver to choose between three settings, Normal, Eco and Sport.
The four-cylinder powertrain that is offered in models Forte sedan LX, S, EX comes with fuel economy for the manual transmission 25/34 mpg and 29/37 mpg for the automatic. The next one that sits under the hood of hatchback model Forte5, LX and EX offer EPA city/highway fuel economy of 25/34 mpg.
The last one turbocharged that is also under the hood of Forte5 and SX models comes with EPA city/highway fuel economy of 23/29 mpg for the manual and 25/30 mpg for the automatic.
2019 Kia Forte Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2019 Kia Forte will cost around $18,000. An automatic gearbox adds $1,000 and Forte S model is priced at $20,000. Top-range EX sedan starts at $23,000. Forte5 hatchback cost slightly over $19,500 and can reach over $28,000 through various options.