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.
Embrace the efficiency of the new 2019 Forte. Its available all-new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) holds the motor at its ideal RPM longer. The resulting smooth acceleration, means not only a more comfortable ride, but also an engine that can be more efficient in a number of conditions. With IVT, Forte is rated at an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway, and 35 mpg combined.
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.
Because you never know when you'll need the extra flexibility. With available 60/40 split-folding seats, the new 2019 Kia Forte compact sedan gives you options when you have longer cargo items, plus leaves room for up to two rear-seat passengers at the same time.
The 2019 Kia Forte compact sedan offers standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. So you can easily connect your compatible device, and take full advantage of the available UVO eServices suite. Navigate to your destination, make calls, receive texts and more. Plus, compatible apps are displayed on the touch-screen, while your hands are safely on the wheel.
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.
The exterior of the new 2019 Forte is heavily inspired by our award-winning Kia Stinger. From its sporty front fascia with available gloss black accents and distinct tiger-nose grille, to its available rear spoiler and 17" machine-finished alloy wheels, the Forte's flowing contours and dynamic exterior styling look like poetry in motion, even when standing still.
Intuitive interior design puts everything right where you need it, with a minimalist approach that focuses attention on detail instead of bells and whistles. A sweeping interior dash with clean and horizontal lines makes the cabin feel wider and expansive, while minimal buttons and an 8" touch-screen puts control at your fingertips with minimal effort
Fire up a truly unique ride with the special 2019 Forte EX Launch Edition. This special edition package features an exclusive Fire Orange exterior color, 17" graphite-finished alloy wheels, power sunroof, rear trunk lid spoiler, sport side sills, and unique LED headlights.
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.
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.