The Power and Features of the 2023 Kia Forte

April 8th, 2023 by

Everything You Should Know About the 2023 Kia Forte

The 2023 Kia Forte impresses with fuel efficiency and a spacious trunk. Car owners looking for a feature-packed compact vehicle with an upscale interior should consider buying the 2023 Kia Forte. Continue reading to learn everything the Forte has to offer!

What Is New in the 2023 Kia Forte?

Beyond upgrading the FE trim to LX and adding the new GT Technology Package to the Kia Forte trims, the 2023 Kia Forte is a carry-over model of the 2022 invigorating refresh. The package includes a new driver-assist tech in all dual-clutch automatic transmissions.

Kia Forte Pricing

Starting at $25,515, you can own the most powerful 2023 Kia Forte trim, the sporty GT model. Overall, the price tag looks good for a car upgraded from the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). You can buy a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch for the Kia Forte 2023 GT model. You may also want to consider the LXS trim for a price at approximately $21,315. Nonetheless, all the trims come with many attractive features.

Kia Forte Engine, Transmission and Performance

You have two engine options for the 2023 Kia Forte trims. The first is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder, capable of producing up to 147 horsepower. There is also the 1.6-liter inline-four cylinder with a turbocharger. With 201 horsepower, the turbocharged engine accelerates faster than the non-turbo engine. The CVT in the base trim limits the acceleration from zero mph to 60 mph to at least 7.0 seconds. You can buy the newer GT manual trims with an optional turbocharged inline-four engine. They use the six-speed manual gearbox or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to give you better acceleration for a sporty compact sedan.

Fuel Economy

The Kia Forte, especially those fitted with the automatic transmission and the base engine, excel at fuel efficiency — with a highway fuel economy rating of 41 mpg. According to EPA ratings, you can achieve a fuel efficiency of 30 mpg if you are driving around the city. The turbocharged GT’s fuel economy rating will drop to at least 26 mpg because the 2023 Forte GT manual uses a powerful engine.

Interior, Comfort and Cargo Space

The interior design of the vehicle was well executed by Kia. The minimalistic design and quality material give the 2023 Kia Forte a modern look. You can use this vehicle for a long-distance trip with your friends without worrying about their comfort in the back seat. If you wish for more enhanced features, you can upgrade from the base model. For example, ventilated front seats and dual automatic control become optional in the latest Kia Forte GT trims.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The vehicle infotainment system is the highlight of the Forte’s interior. The device-packed vehicle improves your connectivity and interaction with devices in the car. For instance, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay allow you to connect your smartphone to the 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen in the base trim. Buy the GT-Line or GT trims to upgrade to a 10.3-inch display. In addition to an optional charging pad, there is a 4.2-inch color secondary for all the models.

Driver Assist and Other Safety Features

Kia has included the most standard driver-assistance features in the 2023 Kia Forte. GT-Line and GT trims come with an optional adaptive cruise control feature. Drivers can use this safety feature to predict and prepare for upcoming turns. The vehicle maintains a good safety rating for key safety features in the standard entry model. Such features include lane-following assist, standard lane-departure warning, and standard forward-collision.

Kia Forte Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Unlike other manufacturers, Kia offers the best warranty for its vehicles as they offer 5-year/60,000-mile warranties for most models. You will get the following warranties for the Forte:

  • Limited warranty: 5-year/60,000-mile
  • Powertrain warranty: 10-year/100,000-mile
  • A standard no complimentary scheduled maintenance.

Buy a 2023 Kia Forte at Battleground Kia

The 2023 Kia Forte is an impressive compact car that offers a great value for its price. With its updated exterior design, improved interior features, and advanced safety technologies, it is clear that Kia has invested a great deal of effort in enhancing this popular model. The Forte comes with a range of engine options, allowing drivers to choose a model that suits their needs and preferences. Additionally, the car’s fuel efficiency makes it an excellent choice for commuters, as it can help save money on gas in the long run.

If you’re looking to get into a new vehicle, look no further than Battleground Kia! With an extensive collection of new and used vehicles, you are sure to find the car of your dreams. Contact us or visit our dealership to schedule your Kia Forte 2023 test drive today!

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