New Kia Greensboro NC | Why Buy 2018 KIA Forte for Sale in Greensboro, NC

Greensboro NC | Why Buy 2018 KIA Forte

Greensboro NC | Why Buy 2018 KIA Forte
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Vehicle Overview

The KIA Forte has always offered a little more than it should as a compact car. It not only offers great fuel efficiency and starts at a reasonable price, but it is also stuffed with standard features and is fun to drive. The 2018 model year comes at the ostensible end of the nameplate’s second production cycle, which received a boost courtesy of a major update the year before. It has three trims: LX, S, and EX.

Greensboro NC - 2018 KIA Forte OVERVIEW

Exterior – 2018 KIA Forte

Every car, at the very least, has heated side mirrors, projector beam headlights, and 15-inch steel wheels. However, if you go with either the S or EX, the headlights can automatically switch on or off depending on the amount of outdoor light. Also, on the aforementioned trims, you’ll get cool-looking LED positioning lights and a chrome-tipped exhaust system. Because of its racing-style orientation, the S is the only one with a trunk lip spoiler for improved aerodynamics, and it has 16-inch alloy wheels. Exclusive to the EX are features like front fog lights for more penetrating illumination when needed, LED turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors, a hands-free smart trunk for more convenient access to cargo space, chrome window molding, LED rear combination lamps for brighter and longer-lasting illumination.

Greensboro NC - 2018 KIA Forte EXTERIOR

Interior – 2018 KIA Forte in Greensboro

Designed and classified as a compact four-door sedan, the 2018 KIA Forte provides a total interior space of up to 96.2 cubic feet. Although the trunk yields 14.9 cubic feet of cargo space, you can fold down the rear bench-style seat to expand it into the cabin. While the LX comes with woven cloth seat trim, you can upgrade to the S trim to get black sport cloth covering. Exclusive to the EX are leather upholstery and front-seat heating capability. For comfort and convenience, the car starts with features such as four-speaker audio, cruise control, Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free phone operation and audio streaming, a SiriusXM® satellite radio subscription, and a single-disc CD player with MP3 playback capability.

Greensboro NC - 2018 KIA Forte INTERIOR

If you go with the S or EX, you’ll also get two dash-mounted tweeter speakers, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ to control the stereo head unit with your smartphone, and UVO infotainment integration supported by a 7-inch touchscreen. The EX stands apart with its dual-zone automatic climate control system. You have the option of replacing the 3.5-inch monochromatic TFT LCD instrument-cluster display with a larger, 4.2-inch color one on the S or EX. And the EX is the only trim on which you can add auto-dimming ability on the rearview mirror for taming the headlight glare of vehicles behind you.

Greensboro NC - 2018 KIA Forte MECHANICAL

Mechanical/Powertrain – Forte specs in Greensboro NC

The engine is a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine. However, output differs according to trim. The top-level EX has 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque while the other two have 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque on the others. The LX uses a 6-speed manual transmission, while the others have a 6-speed automatic. (You can exchange the 6-speed manual on the LX for the automatic gearbox.). Also, the S and EX get a Drive Mode Select system for altering driving feel. For absorbing bumps and cracks on the road, the car has a MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension. Notably, the suspension is more tightly tuned on the S trim for a sportier feel. The motor-driven power steering on the car—which saves energy with its independent power source (electric motor), rather than borrowing power from the engine— gives a turning diameter of 34.8 feet.

Safety – 2018 KIA Forte dealer

For protection in the event of a crash, the car has dual front impact airbags, dual front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and dual roof-mounted side curtain airbags that flank both rows. Also standard on the vehicle are electronic vehicle stability control to keep you on the intended driving path, four-wheel disc brakes to keep stopping distances short, anti-lock braking to prevent the wheels from locking up when suddenly pressing the brake pedal, hill start assist control for preventing rollback when driving up a steep slope, traction control to combat skidding, electronic brake-force distribution to properly provide stopping power to the wheels, and brake assist for providing additional stopping power when needed. On the S and EX, the car gets an additional rearview camera for flashing a video image when you shift to reverse to let you know who and what is behind you. Plus, you can add advanced safety features like lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning. Exclusive to the EX are advanced safety features like blind spot detection, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.

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You can find out why you should buy this car at Battleground KIA, a Greensboro KIA dealer. Located in Greensboro North Carolina, we are known for providing residents in the area with a variety of KIA vehicles. Call us at Battleground KIA today to set up an appointment. One of our Greensboro KIA dealer staff will be able to assist you with your new purchase.


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