The new 2017 Kia Forte looks very interesting from the outside, and if you take a closer look, we can find a plenty of good stuff inside. This compact car comes with many desirable standard and optional features, great reliability and excellent interior storage is definitely one of its advantages. The new 2017 model is a very roomy for a small vehicle, active-safety features are also available and it is one of the most affordable cars in its category. Speaking of the competition in the compact car market, I can mention the Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze and Honda Civic.
2017 Kia Forte Redesign
The outer appearance of the new 2017 Kia Forte is modern and attractive. The latest edition comes with some exterior updates, such as handsome, elongated roofline or a new front bumper. Up front, its “tiger nose” grille looks very dominant along with classy headlamps. I must mention optional LED taillights, exterior mirrors and puddle lamps. It will have illuminated door-handle pockets. I almost forget a very important information, thus, the new model is offered in two versions. The first option is the 4-door sedan. The second available model is a 5-door Kia Forte5 hatchback.
The interior design of the new 2017 Kia Forte is pleasant and neat. Inside we can find a clean layout and effective infotainment systems. As for the roominess and utility, this compact car is adequate for most adult passengers, the front seats are supportive, however, the back seats are average. Taller occupants should avoid these back seats, the reason, the headroom is a little tight for them. The cabin is enriched with plenty of high quality materials and the storage space is very good. As for the interior equipment, the new version sports Bluetooth hands-free calling, satellite radio, keyless entry and power windows, locks, and mirrors. Furthermore, we can find steering-wheel audio controls, air conditioning and a rearview camera. It will also have a USB smartphone connectivity and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available. As for the security, I will mention automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning.
2017 Kia Forte Engine
Under the hood, the new 2017 Kia Forte will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with the total output of 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The second available option is a 2.0-liter engine that generates 164-horsepower. The new Forte5 is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with the total strength of 201 horses. As for the transmission, a six-speed manual gearbox is standard, and a six-speed automatic transmission is available with this vehicle.
2017 Kia Forte Release Date and Price
The new 2017 Kia Forte is already available across the country, and the price of the vehicle is between $17,495 – $26,895.