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Kia Forte

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Safety ratings of the Kia Forte

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Kia Forte

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption7.9 - 9.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption5.3 - 7 L/100km
  • Width1780 mm
  • Length4560 mm
  • Trunk space421 L
  • Cargo space421 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Kia Forte

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Kia Forte 2014 - 2018 is available in 6 trims:

LX trim features and specs

Available with the LX trim:
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LX trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Steel wheels (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available with the LX trim:
  • CD player
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the LX trim:
1.8 L - Gas - 145 hp
City consumption:8.8 - 9.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 - 6.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:628 - 660 km
1.8 L - Gas - 148 hp
City consumption:8 - 8.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.3 - 5.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:710 - 737 km
2 L - Gas - 147 hp
City consumption:7.9 - 9.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 - 6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:602 - 700 km

LX+ trim features and specs

Available with the LX+ trim:
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LX+ trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Steel wheels (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the LX+ trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available with the LX+ trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD player (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the LX+ trim:
1.8 L - Gas - 145 hp
City consumption:8.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:660 km
2 L - Gas - 147 hp
City consumption:7.9 - 8 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 - 6.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:694 - 700 km

EX+ trim features and specs

Available with the EX+ trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX+ trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the EX+ trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available with the EX+ trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the EX+ trim:
2 L - Gas - 164 hp
City consumption:9.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:602 km

EX trim features and specs

Available with the EX trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the EX trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available with the EX trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD player (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the EX trim:
2 L - Gas - 164 hp
City consumption:9.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:602 km
2 L - Gas - 173 hp
City consumption:8.4 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.5 - 6.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:589 - 698 km

EX Luxury trim features and specs

Available with the EX Luxury trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX Luxury trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the EX Luxury trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available with the EX Luxury trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the EX Luxury trim:
2 L - Gas - 164 hp
City consumption:9.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:602 km

SX trim features and specs

Available with the SX trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Tire repair kit (optional)
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SX trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Sunroof
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SX trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available with the SX trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD player (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the SX trim:
2 L - Gas - 164 hp
City consumption:7.9 - 9.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.3 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:601 - 694 km
2 L - Gas - 173 hp
City consumption:8.5 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.5 - 6.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:598 - 698 km