2019 Kia Forte Tacoma WA

2019 Kia Forte
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2019 Kia Forte at Sunset Kia

Entering its third generation, the Kia Forte rolls into the 2019 model year with more features, a more sophisticated design, and a car that is more than just your daily commuter. Not only does the 2019 Forte feature a design that is unparalleled, but you'll be able to choose between four trim levels (FE, LXS, S, and EX), and you'll find a large improvement in terms of fuel economy. This sedan is redefining what it means to be a sedan in the toughest segment in the industry. No matter which Forte you settle on, this is a car that you can rely on for more than just commuting, but fun road trips and future memories with those closest to you. To learn more about the 2019 Kia Forte, keep reading down below!

Engine Performance

  • 31 mpg combined
  • 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual transmission or IVT

Safety Features

  • Rear cross-traffic collision warning
  • 54% advanced high-strength steel
  • Blind-spot collision warning

Vehicle Design

  • LED headlights
  • Rear spoiler
  • Smart cruise control

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Can you tell me about the Launch Edition model?

In order to commemorate the arrival of this all-new Forte, Kia is offering the Launch Edition. This special edition sets itself apart from other Forte models by adding unique exterior elements, which include a rear spoiler, 17-inch graphite finished alloy wheels and LED headlights. These elements make the Launch Edition sportier. You'll also get technology features like forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, smart cruise control, a Harman/Kardon premium audio system with Clari-Fi, UVO eServices with voice command premium navigation, wireless charging for smartphones, LED interior lighting, and a power sunroof. If these features aren't enough, then you'll truly stand out with this edition with the exclusive Fire Orange exterior paint color.

What engine powers the 2019 Forte?

Power and fuel economy is always an important facet of sedans, especially in this competitive segment. The 2019 Forte comes with a 2.0-liter Nu 4-cylinder engine, which can produce up to 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. This engine works with a standard six-speed manual transmission or the available Intelligent Variable Transmission. That available transmission comes from Kia developing its own continuously variable transmission, but wanting to add their own spin on things. The IVT comes with an adaptive style shift logic, that features a chain-type belt instead of push belt. This is the first of its kind in the compact class. This means that the transmission has a more linear acceleration, allowing for a sporty driving experience. Fuel economy with the manual transmission is 31 miles per gallon combined, while the IVT ups the fuel economy to 35 miles per gallon combined. These numbers are with the FE trim level, and if you choose any of the other trims, you'll be getting 34 miles per gallon combined.

What safety features are offered withe the 2019 Forte?

Safety is an aspect of vehicles that starts from the basic structure of the automobile and ends with the technology. Kia has built the 2019 Forte with 54% advanced high-strength steel, and hot-stamped components. This allows for a 16% stiffer body, which allows for energy to be better carried around the cabin, and keeps you and your passengers safe. The available technology that helps to further push safety to the forefront include blind-spot collision warning, smart cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, driver attention warning, lane keeping assist, forward collision-avoidance assist, and rear cross-traffic collision warning. Everything put together creates a Forte that is not only fun to look at, but safe to enjoy.

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Final Thoughts on the 2019 Kia Forte

The 2019 Kia Forte is proof that you can keep a redesign fresh without losing the appeal of the previous models. This sedan has it all, from a powerful engine to a newly created IVT--you'd be hard-pressed to find a better compact sedan on the market today. Or at least, a sportier one. If you're interested in learning more about the 2019 Kia Forte, give us a call today!

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