Take a look. And then another. The Forte's distinctive styling featuring Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille, available LED positioning lights, and available 17” alloy wheels means getting noticed just goes with the territory.
Sleek from all sides, the 2018 Forte makes a lasting impression no matter your vantage point. And with chrome exhaust accents, a hands-free trunk opener, and available LED rear combination lamps, that includes an eye-catching exit.
How many doors does your lifestyle demand? Choose from the Forte5 for extra cargo space and easy load-in, or the Forte 4-door sedan that combines modern looks with a traditional trunk. No matter your choice, you'll get the enhanced performance and technology fused into every new Forte.
The chrome window molding offers a sophisticated touch to the exterior of the Kia.
These body-color door handles with chrome accent offer a sophisticated feel upon entering the Forte.
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights provide bright, crisp lighting of the road ahead.
Comfort zone meets command center. Go ahead, get comfortable. The Forte's available leather seat trim and available features like a power sunroof and dual-zone automatic temperature control make it easy.
Need to cool off? The available ventilated front seats let air circulate so you're never hot under the collar. For chillier days, heated front seats keep things toasty.
Command the road and your phone: UVO with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ offers convenient, hands-free access to your compatible smartphone right from your touch-screen display.
The Supervision instrument panel features sleek gauges and a crisp 4.2-in. Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) color LCD screen.
The compact size comes with expansive amenities like available driver-assistive technologies, hands-free Bluetooth® connectivity, and Smart Key with Push-Button Start.
Command more than the road with both hands on the wheel: steering-wheel-mounted controls make it easy to adjust your audio, while Bluetooth® wireless technology offers convenient, intuitive connectivity to your phone.
The power-adjustable driver’s seat comes available with 10-way customization and lumbar support—for supreme, personalized comfort behind the wheel.
The Forte offers a suite of Kia Drive Wise technologies designed not only to alert you of potential accidents, but also to help avoid some altogether.
The available Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine: engineered for high efficiency and thrilling performance.
A suite of active technologies designed to keep you in control. The Traction Control System (TCS) helps avoid wheel spin when you accelerate, while Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps you stay on course with improved stability. Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) offers increased steering control when driving in harsh road conditions, and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your vehicle in place as you move off an incline.
Experience advanced braking for more precise control. Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) helps deliver more consistent braking as weight load and distribution change. The Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) helps reduce skidding, and the Brake Assist System (BAS) senses emergency braking situations and increases braking when needed.
The Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) continuously monitors the inflation pressure in all four tires and warns you when the pressure drops below a specified range.
The Forte's 14.9 cubic feet of cargo volume gives ample room for your bags, while the 60/40 split-folding rear seats offer more space for larger loads.
The Forte S puts enhanced performance and control in the palm of your hand with its Sportmatic® Sports Shifter.
The sporty compact car with massive style: you'll know the Forte S from its distinctive badge, in addition to its electronically-controlled 6-speed automatic Sportmatic® transmission and sport-tuned suspension.
Drive wisely. The Forte offers a suite of Kia Drive Wise technologies designed not only to alert you of potential accidents, but also to help avoid some altogether.
Like a second set of eyes, Blind Spot Detection (BSD) can help reduce blind spots on the side and back of your Forte. Lane Change Assist (LCA) takes Blind Spot Detection one step further to detect and warn you if vehicles are approaching from behind.
Advanced safety comes standard: Every Forte is equipped with an array of active and passive safety systems. Because your protection is Kia’s top priority. For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive responsibly.
You've got an ally every time you back up. When shifting into reverse, the Rear-Camera Display helps you see everything you might not see by just looking over your shoulder.
Designed to help mitigate or avoid an accident, the available Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) will automatically apply the brakes if it detects a collision risk.
The available Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) system activates and alerts you when your Forte detects a potential impact, encouraging you to decelerate.
If you veer from your lane, the available Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) will warn you with a visual alert and chime.
Available Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) may apply corrective steering if it senses you drifting outside your lane.
Source: 2018 Kia Forte