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2024 Kia Forte Model Review | East Hartford, CT

The 2024 Kia Forte is ready to elevate your daily drive with bold exterior styling, agile performance, and a simplistic interior design that’s filled with desirable amenities. Our team at Kia of East Hartford put together the following 2024 Kia Forte review guide to help you learn more about the technology, safety, design, engine options, and color options available. For further information, see our 2024 Kia Forte trims guide.

Does the 2024 Kia Forte meet your needs? Take a look at our inventory to find your desired Forte trim, then pair it with one of our lease and finance offers available. If you’d like to schedule a test drive at our Kia dealership in East Hartford, CT, then give us a call at (860) 291-7000 or send us a message.

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2024 Kia Forte driving into the mountains

2024 Kia Forte Engines & Performance

Exceptional fuel economy, smooth handling, and energetic performance are at the heart of the 2024 Kia Forte. The standard 2.0L inline four-cylinder (I4) engine is paired with an intelligent variable transmission (IVT), while the 1.6L turbo I4 includes a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) or a six-speed manual transmission for greater control and precision. All trims are standard with front-wheel drive (FWD) and include normal, sport, and smart drive modes. See key engine specs in the accompanying table.

Engine 2.0L I4 1.6L turbo I4
Horsepower 147 HP 201 HP
Torque 132 lb.-ft. 195 lb.-ft.
Transmission IVT Seven-speed automatic DCT or six-speed manual
Drivetrain FWD FWD
MPG (City/Hwy) 30 / 41 27 / 35

2024 Kia Forte Exterior Design

Turn heads when you’re behind the wheel of the 2024 Kia Forte. A range of stylish wheels are available, as well as LED lighting to enhance visibility during foggy days or starry nights. When your hands are full of groceries or shopping bags, use the available smart trunk feature to open the rear without having to shift around your belongings.

Available exterior features include:

  • 15-, 16-, 17-, or 18-in. wheel options
  • LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights
  • Heated side view mirrors with LED turn signals
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Rear spoiler
  • Smart trunk
  • Sunroof
2024 Kia Forte driving head on
2024 Kia Forte with driver getting out

2024 Kia Forte Interior Features

The 2024 Kia Forte includes a myriad of comfort-enhancing features designed to make each drive relaxing. Multiple seat upholstery options are available, as well as available heated front seats to help warm you up during those chilly Connecticut winters. With the exception of the base Forte LX trim, the Forte includes a 60/40 split-folding rear seat that provides access to the trunk from the interior and provides more cargo space in addition to the 15.3 cubic feet of trunk space.

Available interior features include:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rear air vents
  • Push-button start 
  • Remote start with climate control
  • Ten-way power driver's seat with two-way power lumbar
  • Woven cloth, SynTex/cloth, or SynTex seat upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats

2024 Kia Forte Technology

The tech-laden cabin of the 2024 Kia Forte offers plenty of digital innovations throughout the lineup. Wireless smartphone connectivity makes it easy to connect to the infotainment system, available with an 8- or 10.25-inch touchscreen display. All passengers can keep their tech charged, thanks to an available wireless phone charger as well as front and rear USB charging ports.

Available tech features include:

  • 4.2-in. driver instrument display
  • 8- or 10.25-in. touchscreen display
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Voice command navigation
  • Front and rear USB charging ports
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Four-, six-, or Harman Kardon® eight-speaker audio system
2024 Kia Forte interior seats
2024 Kia Forte dashboard and front

2024 Kia Forte Safety Features

Feel safe driving around the streets of East Hartford, CT, when you’re behind the wheel of the 2024 Kia Forte. A slew of safety features come standard, including the Kia Drive Wise suite of driver assistance technologies that come in handy during various scenarios. Higher Forte trims include even more smart tech such as smart cruise control and rear cross-traffic collision warning.

Available safety features include:

  • Kia Drive Wise
    • Forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection
    • Lane-keeping assist
    • Lane following assist
    • Driver attention warning
    • Rear occupant alert
  • Rearview monitor
  • Cyclist detection
  • Blind spot collision avoidance assist
  • Rear cross-traffic collision warning and avoidance assist
  • Navigation-based smart cruise control with stop-and-go
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Safe exit warning
  • Rear park distance warning

2024 Kia Forte Colors Available

  •  Gravity Gray
  •  Clear White
  •  Steel Gray
  •  Snow White Pearl
  •  Aurora Black Pearl
  •  Sporty Blue
  •  Deep Sea Blue
  •  Currant Red
  •  Fire Orange
2024 Kia Forte turning corner from above
2024 Kia Forte HUD

2024 Kia Forte Trim Options

See our 2024 Kia Forte trim levels page for more information.

  • LX $19,990*
  • LXS $20,490*
  • GT-Line $22,490*
  • GT $24,690*
  • GT Manual $25,390*
*Starting MSRP

2023 Kia Forte Model Information | East Hartford, CT

If you’re in the market for a sedan that has eye-catching design, a sophisticated cabin, and the latest technology and safety features, then take a look at the 2023 Kia Forte! The new Forte is a well-equipped compact sedan that proves itself to be reliable and versatile. The team at Kia of East Hartford compiled the following 2023 Kia Forte review guide to help with your research — keep reading to learn more. You can find an in-depth look at each trim package on our 2023 Kia Forte trim levels page.

Interested in the 2023 Kia Forte? Browse through our vast inventory to locate your desired Forte trim! Don’t forget to check out our current lease and finance offers to see if any suit your needs.

If you have any questions, give us a call at (860) 291-7000 or send us a message.

2023 Kia Forte Exterior Design

With stunning good looks, athletic styling, and a distinctive profile, the 2023 Kia Forte is sure to turn heads. Light up the night with available LED lighting, with standard high beam assist coming in handy on dark stretches of winding roads. For even more sporty styling, choose the GT trim with exclusive body styling.

Available 2023 Kia Forte exterior features include:

  • 15-, 16-, 17-, and 18-in. wheel options
  • Projector beam or LED headlights, tail lights, and daytime running lights
  • Auto headlight control
  • Body-color side view mirrors
  • Rear spoiler
  • Smart Trunk™
  • Sunroof 
  • Remote keyless entry
  • GT body styling
    • Dual exhaust tips
    • Gloss black side view mirrors with LED turn signals
    • Sport side sills and rear spoiler
    • Sport wheels
    • Michelin® Pilot® sport summer tires

2023 Kia Forte Interior Design & Technology

When you slide behind the wheel of the 2023 Kia Forte, you’ll be met with a premium cabin that inspires confidence. The sleek and minimalistic design of the Forte cabin provides a comfortable and clean environment, with various upholstery options, modern technology, and high-quality audio system choices.

Available 2023 Kia Forte interior and tech features include:

  • Smart key with remote start and vehicle immobilizer
  • Soft-touch door trim
  • Woven cloth, SynTex/cloth, or SynTex upholstery
  • Six-way manual-adjustable front seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped gear shift and flat-bottom steering wheel 
  • LED interior lighting
  • 4.2-in. driver information display 
  • Four-, six-, or Harman Kardon® premium eight-speaker audio system with Clari-Fi™ and subwoofer 
  • 8- or 10.25-in. infotainment touchscreen display 
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ / Bluetooth® 
  • Navigation
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Front and rear USB charging ports
  • Wireless phone charger

2023 Kia Forte Engine & Performance

Zip around the streets of East Hartford with ease and in style when you’re behind the wheel of the 2023 Kia Forte. Smooth acceleration and front-wheel drive (FWD) are keynotes of the 2023 Forte. The real fun comes with the athletic GT, as it’s powered by a turbocharged engine, has special transmission options, and a multi-link rear suspension.

Learn more about the 2023 Kia Forte engine options in the accompanying table.

Engine 2.0L I4 1.6L turbo I4
Horsepower 147 HP 201 HP
Torque 132 lb.-ft. 195 lb.-ft.
Transmission Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifters or six-speed manual
Fuel Economy 31 city / 41 hwy MPG 27 city / 35 hwy MPG

2023 Kia Forte Capacity & Seating

Comfortably seat up to five passengers with the 2023 Kia Forte. Each passenger will have space to spread out and store their belongings, thanks to the side doors, seat back mounted, and center console storage options. With the exception of the base LX, the Forte has 60/40 split-folding rear seats, accommodating larger items and giving rear passengers easy access to the trunk. Not to mention, the 2023 Kia Forte has best-in-class cargo space.

See the following table for 2023 Kia Forte interior dimensions.

Passenger Volume 96 cu.-ft.
Cargo Volume 15.3 cu.-ft.
Headroom (front/rear) 38.8 in. / 37.5 in.
Legroom (front/rear) 42.2 in. / 35.7 in.
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 56.1 in. / 55.3 in.
Hiproom (front/rear) 53 in. / 51.1 in.

2023 Kia Forte Safety Options

Feel safe and secure when you drive the 2023 Kia Forte, thanks to the plethora of standard protective measures throughout. Each trim has a suite of driver assistance features, known as Kia Drive Wise, to supplement your daily drive. All 2023 Forte trims come with a tire pressure monitoring system, child safety rear door locks, and LATCH seat belts.

Available 2023 Kia Forte safety features include:

  • Kia Drive Wise
    • Forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection 
    • Driver attention warning
    • Lane keeping assist
    • Lane following assist
    • Rear view monitor with dynamic parking guidance
  • Blind-spot collision avoidance assist
  • Rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist
  • Safe exit warning
  • Navigation-based smart cruise control with stop and go
  • Highway driving assist
  • Park distance warning - rear
  • Blind-spot collision warning

2023 Kia Forte Available Colors

Exterior Colors

  • Gravity Gray
  • Steel Gray
  • Clear White
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Aurora Black
  • Sporty Blue
  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Currant Red
  • Fire Orange

2023 Kia Forte Available Trims

Take a look at our 2023 Kia Forte trims page to learn more about each Forte trim package.

LX

$19,490
Starting MSRP

LXS

$19,990
Starting MSRP

GT-Line

$21,690
Starting MSRP

GT

$24,190
Starting MSRP

GT Manual

$24,890
Starting MSRP