The Kia Forte is a compact car that has long been a leader in its class. If you think you know everything there is to know about the Forte, think again, because this popular model has been completely redesigned for the 2019 model year. While the Forte has always been a great choice for consumers looking for a dependable and exciting car, the refreshed version of this vehicle provides even more benefits that you might find irresistible. Find out what the 2019 Kia Forte redesign means for customers and learn why you should drive this top-notch automobile.
New, Sportier Exterior
One of the first things that you’re likely to notice about the latest version of the Forte is that the exterior of this model provides a brand-new look that’s one of the sportiest in the compact class. The latest Forte bases its design on the Kia Stinger, a sleek sports car with which you may be familiar. Thanks to the Stinger’s inspiration, the new Forte provides a bold, sharp exterior that consumers everywhere are going to love.
The roof of this car offers a fastback-style that is commonly found on a sports sedan, and the Forte also offers a longer hood than you would expect on a compact car. What this means for you is that while driving the Forte, you’ll enjoy sport-sedan style at a compact car price.
Better Fuel Economy
Fuel economy is the main reason that so many people prefer driving compact cars, and the 2019 Kia Forte is expected to provide the dependable fuel ratings that you want and need. At first glance, you might not notice the differences between this year’s and last year’s Forte in terms of performance. For instance, under this compact’s hood, you’ll still find a 2.0-liter engine that produces 147 horsepower.
The reason that the latest version of the Forte provides better fuel economy is its transmission. This vehicle now offers an automatic continuously variable transmission that boosts fuel economy to a surprising degree. With this transmission, you should have up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway, for a combined rating of 35 mpg.
Same Great Interior Features
While you will find some big changes on the exterior and under the hood of the new Kia Forte, this compact car still offers the great interior features that keep consumers coming back year after year. For instance, this model still comes standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for the easy smartphone connectivity that modern drivers need.
The interior of this sedan also offers several features designed to keep you comfortable, including automatic climate control and ventilated/heated front-row seats. If you value storage space, the Forte offers one of the largest trunks you’ll find in the compact car class, with 15.3 cubic feet of available space.
In the compact car class, there is no better vehicle than the Kia Forte, which has been redesigned for the 2019 model year to the delight of consumers everywhere. If you have any questions about the new Forte, be sure to stop by your dealership today to take a test drive.
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