The 2021 Kia Forte is a compact sedan that was built to meet the needs of modern compact sedan drivers. The Forte achieves much by keeping three aspects in a delicate balance, value, interior technology, and safety features. Technology is more important to drivers now than it has ever been, and there is more technology to have in one car than ever before, and that includes smart safety technology. The Forte is able to keep its prices competitive despite including many technology features standard.
When shopping for a 2021 Kia Forte, look at the trim level. There are six trim levels, which is a reasonable number to choose from, but a Forte LX will seem like an entirely different vehicle when compared directly to a Forte GT Limited. For that reason, the table below shows off both powertrains in the Kia Forte and features that may be available on any trim.
|2.0L I4 (Base) or 1.6L I4 Turbo Engine||Rear Cross-Traffic Alert||Satellite Radio|
|147 Horsepower (Base) or 201 Horsepower (Turbo)||Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist||Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control |
|CVT or 7-Speed Automated Manual Transmission||Blind-Spot Detection System||Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® Compatibility|
|132 lb-ft of Torque (Base) or 195 lb-ft of Torque (Turbo)||Rearview Camera||8-Speaker Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio System|
The 2021 Kia Forte is an easy answer for anyone wondering if there are any good compact sedans still being made. Since “Forte” means strong, it should help remind you of its available turbocharged powertrain and robust styling. The Forte doesn’t mess with the compact sedan formula too much, it sticks to important conventions but presents them with a little more flair than other automakers. Look for trims like the EX or EX+ while shopping so you can see what the middle trim looks like and then move up or down from there.