Kia is undergoing a transformation, as its existing models continue to move upscale and new models like the Stinger press the brand name even greater. However its bread-and-butter model, the Forte, was long overdue for a total redo. Kia lastly fulfills this need with the fully revamped 2019 Forte sedan.
2019 Kia Forte Design
The 2019 Forte’s looks are all brand-new and clearly draw heavily from the new Stinger, specifically in its headlights. Not just does it take on sharper looks, however the brand-new Forte is likewise bigger than in the past. Its fastback-like style has actually enabled engineers to extend it by 3.2 inches in length, add 0.7 inches in width, and make it roughly a half inch taller. The larger body will lead to a roomier cabin. Kia didn’t get into specifics, however the car manufacturer made it clear that there will be an increase in headroom and legroom. Its trunk will likewise grow to a class-leading 15.1 cubic feet.
2019 Kia Forte Interior
Assisting boost the extra room will be the horizontal theme in the cabin to boost its feeling of openness. Buyers will likewise find circular vents, loads of soft-touch materials, and a standard 8-inch color touchscreen. Other technological developments will consist of standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and available wireless charging, a 320-watt audio system, and more.
2019 Kia Forte Engine
Kia’s not one to shock powertrains excessive, and this will remain real in the 2019 Forte. It will continue with the same 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder engine. This engine’s output will remain the very same at 147 horse power and 132 pound-feet of torque, but its combined fuel economy will jump to a Kia-estimated 35 miles per gallon– a 3 mpg enhancement. The standard transmission will remain a six-speed manual while its optional transmission will be a brand new continuously variable unit.
The current Forte is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and we expect this to remain the exact same in the brand-new generation, thanks to its 54% high-strength-steel building. In addition, Kia spreads out much of its advanced driver help features as options on the Forte, consisting of blind-spot caution, lane-keep help, adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, and more.
2019 Kia Forte Pricing & Release Date
Kia has not yet announced a release date for the 2019 Forte, but stay tuned for updates. We anticipate main prices to fall just a bit above the existing Forte’s MSRP series of $18,795 to $24,795 (location costs included). The cast of competition will consist of familiar faces like the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Toyota Corolla.