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.
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.
Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance (FCA) works independently of drivers and can apply the brakes in certain situations to help prevent frontal collisions. Forward Collision Warning (FCW) is designed to sense certain road hazards ahead and then give audible and visual alerts.
Distance is good sometimes. Now maintaining a predetermined distance between you and the vehicle ahead is easier, thanks to available Smart Cruise Control (SCC), an innovative system that is designed to use radar to detect vehicles in front of you under certain conditions and slow down or accelerate your Forte as needed.
Standard for Forte EX, Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) system can help increase your awareness, alerting you with an indicator light on the outside mirrors if it detects vehicles in your Forte's blind spot. The available Lane Change Assist (LCA) goes further, by warning you of vehicles that the system detects coming from behind.
As you back up, radar sensors in the rear bumper scan for passing cars and motorcycles. If the available Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) system detects objects in your path, a warning sound and light appears on the left or right outside mirror.
Standard Lane Departure Warning (LDW) can monitor your position and give an audible alert if your Forte drifts outside of detected lane markers. The available Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) may intervene by applying corrective steering if it senses you drifting to another lane.
Tight space? No problem. The available Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R) uses a sonar sensor system to detect obstacles you might have missed behind your Forte. If one is detected, the system provides an audible warning.
From using Maps to making calls, sending hands-free texts or talking to Siri®, it truly is the easiest way to access your favorite iPhone® features.
Just plug in your compatible Android™ smartphone to display helpful phone features on Forte's digital screen. Easily access navigation with Google Maps™ or send and receive calls and texts via voice.
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.
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.
Lost car no more. UVO eServices records your vehicle's location and can help you find it using your compatible smartphone. You can even set helpful parking meter reminders and share your vehicle's location with others.
Review your driving data all in one place. Trip Info conveniently tracks your monthly driving habits so you can review the details. Easily review routes and make improvements for better efficiency.
Never miss a maintenance appointment again. Set your vehicle's service intervals, then conveniently schedule dealer visits right from your phone.
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.
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.
Front seats with three available heat settings help warm the heart, among other things, while those same seats offer two fan speeds to circulate air via perforations for cooling things down on hot days.
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 7 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.
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.
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your Forte in place as you move off incline to mitigate rollback.
Antilock Braking System (ABS) is designed to help reduce skidding in certain circumstances, while the Brake Assist System (BAS) senses emergency braking situations and increases braking pressure when needed.
Traction Control System (TCS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) help you reduce wheel spin and better stay on course with added control.
The front seats come with height-adjustable seat-belt anchors for a more customized fit, as well as pretensioners that tighten the seat belts in certain collisions. Every seat has three-point seat belts for over-the-lap and shoulder straps.
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.
The Forte comes standard with the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system to helps install a child seat and keep it secure, as well as child-safety rear door locks to help keep even the most curious kids safe and secure.
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