2018 Kia Forte Auburn WA

2018 Kia Forte
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2018 Kia Forte at Sunset Kia

The 2018 Kia Forte is a beauty of a sedan! The Forte is now longer and sleeker than previous years with geometric surfaces and a wider stance that is aerodynamic and athletic. Kia created this car with modern design elements in mind making the Rio functional and dashing! Read on to learn more about this sedan and why it's perfect for you!

Engine Performance

  • 2.0-Liter DOHC 16 Valve I-4 Engine
  • Six-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Reaches an Estimated 33 MPG on the Highway

Safety Features

  • 3-Point Seat Belts for All Seats
  • Traction Control System
  • Impact Absorbing Steering Column

Vehicle Design

  • 3.5-Inch Thin Film Transistor LED Meter Display
  • A Rear Camera Display
  • LED Positioning Lights

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What kind of features are available for the interior and exterior of the 2018 Kia Forte?

Kia offers the Forte in three trim levels for 2018, the base LX, the S and the EX! Even though its the base model, the LX comes loaded with a ton of great standard features! The exterior of the LX comes with features like body colored door handles, solar control glass, heated outside mirrors, variable intermittent windshield wipers, a locking fuel-filler door, projector beam headlights! You'll find features such as Bluetooth wireless tech and hands-free connectivity, AM/FM/CD/MP3 and Sirius XM radio all on a four-speaker audio system, auxiliary and USB jacks, a tilt and telescoping steering column, and steering wheel mounted controls (for audio and hands-free phone). Plus power windows, power door locks, a trip computer, air conditioning, remote keyless entry with trunk opener, a rear seat with 60/40 split fold, adjustable headrests, and woven cloth seat trim! The top of the line EX-trims builds on the features of the two lower models with exterior features such as body colored door handles with chrome accents, chrome window molding, illuminated door handle pockets and mirror mounted LED turn signal indicators. Plus solar control glass, projector beam headlights, LED positioning lights, front fog lights, chrome exhaust tip and LED rear combination lamps! The interior features for the EX models include UVO with a 7-inch touchscreen display, a rear camera display, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, USB and Auxiliary input jacks, Dual 12 volt outlets, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, cruise control with additional steering wheel controls, and Drive Mode Select. Also included are a 3.5-inch thin film transistor LED meter display, Smart Key with push-button start, a six-way adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, leather seat trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel! No matter the model that you choose the trunk opens up to ample cargo room with 14.9 cubic feet of space!

What type of engine is underneath the hood of the 2018 Forte?

The Forte is powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC 16 valve I-4 engine that generates 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The LX model pairs this engine with a six-speed manual transmission while the S and EX-models match it with an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic (optional for the LX model)! With the manual and automatic transmission, the Forte reaches an estimated 33 miles per gallon on the highway!

What kind of safety features are standard for a Kia Forte?

Kia equips the Forte with a ton of standard features! There are dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags in case of an emergency! Other standard safety features include 3-point seat belts, anti-locking braking system with four-wheel disc brakes, electronic stability control, vehicle stability control, a traction control system, brake assist system and electronic brake force distribution! Plus a tire pressure monitoring system, hill start assist control, side impact door beams, LATCH child safety seat anchors, front and rear crumple zones, rear child safety door locks, internal emergency trunk release and impact absorbing steering column!

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Kia Forte

There is no other sedan on the market quite like the Kia Forte! It packs in all kinds of features from sweet technology to enhanced safety features to keep all passengers protected! Come into Sunset Kia today to ask all your questions, take a look at the Forte for yourself and even take one for a test drive!

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