Expressive Stinger-inspired design, dynamic performance and agile handling make the new 2019 Kia Forte a force to be reckoned with. With seamless acceleration, confident cornering and better control, this is a driving experience as unique as you are. It’s easy to own the fast lane with the polished performance of Forte.
Forte’s enhanced rigidity improves handling and lateral responsiveness. Steering feel is upgraded too, thanks to enhancements in the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) system. Reworked suspension and throttle increase precision and control, while a standard 6-speed manual transmission ups engine responsiveness.
Forte offers an impressive combination of performance and efficiency. The enhanced motor benefits from advanced technologies that help boost performance and help improve fuel efficiency in a variety of situations. Meanwhile, an available all-new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) is designed to improve on traditional CVTs, with its adaptive style shift logic for smoother, more linear acceleration.
Whether you’re craving more performance, or prefer to cruise in comfort, the 2019 Forte offers both and lets you choose. From the added steering and throttle responsiveness of Sport mode to the optimal balance of smooth acceleration and comfortable ride of Comfort mode, you get to customize each drive.
Gloss black accents on the front fascia add a sporty touch to an already impressive exterior.
Roll in style with Forte's available 17" machine finish alloy wheels.
Standout LED headlights will light up even the darkest corners.
Whether you run hot or cold, you and your front seat passenger can dial into the perfect temperature. Newly standard in the 2019 Forte FE, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature control allows both front seat positions to choose independent settings for precise personal comfort. And an available rear vent for backseat passengers means they can enjoy the ride as well.
Enjoy the luxe look of leather without the care or upkeep. The 2019 Forte EX’s SOFINO Leatherette interior offers the sporty feel and comfort of leather with less long-term wear for style that goes on for miles. Available in all-black or your choice of two-tone gray or red seat trim to match your own sense of style.
What’s that sound? It’s the unmistakable output of the available Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio. With 320 Watts pushed through 8 Speakers and an integrated subwoofer, it envelops your 2019 Forte cabin with concert quality sound while Clari-Fi™ music restoration technology brings digitally-compressed music back to life.
Designed for maximum comfort and more. The new 2019 Forte’s larger cabin size features increased length for more rear legroom and more cargo space too. Plus with an overall height increase, rear passengers can enjoy additional headroom. Desirable premium features like an available power sunroof add a feeling of openness and let you fill the cabin with fresh air.
It’s never been easier to charge your phone on the go. To juice up, just place your compatible smartphone on the available center-console pad—ingenious right? A convenient indicator light tells you the phone is charging, and when it’s completed.
Clever innovations keep you one step ahead. And the 2019 Forte’s optional advanced Voice Command Navigation does that and more with its 8-inch color touch-screen. With the available UVO eServices, you’ll stay ahead of traffic thanks to real-time traffic updates from SiriusXM® Traffic, then set points of interest with your compatible smartphone.
At the end of the day, and the start of any drive, safety is one of the highest priorities. That’s why Kia engineers invest so much time and energy on safety features like active and passive systems that provide enhanced control and protection for a variety of conditions, and house it all in a reinforced chassis.
The advanced airbag system in the Forte cabin offers six airbags and sensors that monitor the severity of certain impacts, as well as the presence of a front passenger, to help manage airbag inflation.