Discover the New Kia Forte in the St. Louis Area

The Kia Forte is an outstanding compact sedan that offers great value for your money. It provides good gas mileage, a large trunk, spacious and comfortable seats, an intuitive infotainment system, and plenty of standard safety and technology features to make driving in the St. Peters area a joy.

Steve Schmitt Kia has an extensive selection of Kia Forte sedans as part of its comprehensive inventory. Use the information on this page to help you find the best Kia Forte to meet your preferences and needs. Then give us a call to arrange for your test drive.

Kia Forte Performance

The Kia Forte comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder 147-horsepower engine. A six-speed manual transmission comes with the base trim. In higher trims, an automatic transmission comes standard and is optional on the base trim.

The Forte GT trim comes with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder 201-horsepower engine. It comes standard with a seven-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual is optional.

The base trim offers good fuel economy with either of the transmission. The Forte with the six-speed manual transmission achieves an EPA-estimated 27 MPG city driving and 37 MPG highway driving. With the automatic transmission, it achieves an EPA-estimated 31 MPG city driving and 41 MPG highway driving.

Kia Forte Safety

The Kia Forte is well-equipped with many standard and technology features. Standard features include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Drowsiness Monitor
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rearview Camera

Optional or upgraded safety features include adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, reverse parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high beams, and adaptive LED headlights.

Kia Forte Technology

The Forte is well-equipped with a long list of standard technology features. They include an infotainment system, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, Bluetooth®, a USB port, a four-speaker stereo, and an eight-inch touchscreen.

The touchscreen is easy to use and quickly responds to a user's inputs. There are also physical knobs and buttons that are clearly labeled to conveniently adjust climate and audio settings.

Optional or upgraded technology features include wireless device charging, HD Radio, two extra USB ports, satellite radio, Harman Kardon eight-speaker surround-sound stereo, six-speaker stereo, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, a sunroof, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, and remote start.

Kia Forte Interior

The Forte compact sedan seats five individuals. It comes standard with cloth seats. Optional features include ventilated and heated front seats, Sofino sport seats, 10-way adjustable driver's seat, and synthetic leather upholstery.

The seats are very supportive and comfortable and the back-seat area is roomy. The Forte has an attractive cabin that features high-quality materials. It also sports a nicely designed dashboard with well-placed buttons and vents.

The trunk of the Forte provides 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space which is one of the biggest trunks in its class. All models come with a folding rear seat other than the base trim. The optional hands-free power trunk is very useful. You can open it while standing behind the vehicle with the smart key either in your purse or pocket.

Kia Forte Trim Options

The Kia Forte comes in five different trim options. All of the models come standard with front-wheel drive and a four-cylinder engine.

Kia Forte FE

This is the base trim. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and there is an automatic transmission that is also available. Standard features include Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Bluetooth®, a USB port, a four-speaker stereo, an infotainment system, an eight-inch touchscreen.

Standard safety and driver assistance features include lane:

  • Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Driver Attention Monitoring

Kia Forte LXS

The LXS comes standard with a split-folding back seat, alloy wheels, and automatic transmission. Remote start is an optional feature.

Kia Forte GT-Line

This trim adds push-button start, two extra speakers, leather-wrapped steering wheel, contrast stitching, side bolstering made out of synthetic leather, sport cloth seats, heated and adjustable side mirror, LED taillights, daytime LED running lights, and fog lights.

The GT-line is also equipped with rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and lane change assist.

Kia Forte EX

This trim adds trim-specific badges, UVO eServices, two extra USB chargers, satellite radio, dual-zone auto climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, ventilated and heated front sport seats, lumbar support, and 10-way adjustable driver's seat.

Kia Forte GT

This trim is equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder 201-horsepower engine combined with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The six-speed manual transmission is also available.

The GT trim adds high beam assist, paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel, six-way adjustable driver's seat, ambient lighting, LED projector headlights, dual exhaust, and a multi-link sport-tuned rear suspension. The GT also comes with adaptive cruise control and parking distance warning.

The best Kia Forte trim for you will depend on your needs and preferences for navigating life in the Hazelwood area. The Fort FE base trim provides outstanding value. It is equipped with smartphone integration and an intuitive infotainment system with a touchscreen. It also comes with a number of advanced safety technologies.

A few extra safety and comfort features come with the GT-Line. It also features some attractive styling elements such as a black grille and red accents, metal pedals, and flat-bottom steering wheel. It also features some additional technology and seating enhancements including push-button start and ultra-comfortable sport seats.

The Forte GT is for drivers who want to maximize the performance of the Kia Forte. It comes equipped with an automatic transmission, upgraded suspension, and a more powerful engine.

Test Drive the Kia Forte in Florissant

Chesterfield, MO area drivers can check out the broad selection of Kia Forte sedans and other new Kia sedans and SUVs at Steve Schmitt Kia in the St. Charles, MO area.

Give us a call today to get your appointment set up for your test drive so that you can experience the new Kia Forte for yourself. Don't forget to ask about Kia incentives and our own dealership promotions to save you cash!


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