2019 Kia Forte
Kia is undergoing a revolution, as its existing models continue to move high end and new models like the Stinger press the brand even greater. However its bread-and-butter model, the Forte, was long overdue for a total renovate. Kia lastly meets this need with the totally revamped 2019 Forte sedan.
2019 Kia Forte Design
The 2019 Forte’s looks are all new and clearly draw greatly from the new Stinger, especially in its headlights. Not just does it take on sharper appearances, but the new Forte is also bigger than before. 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 bigger body will lead to a roomier cabin. Kia didn’t enter specifics, but the car manufacturer made it clear that there will be a boost in headroom and legroom. Its trunk will also grow to a class-leading 15.1 cubic feet.
2019 Kia Forte Interior
Assisting boost the additional space will be the horizontal style in the cabin to improve its feeling of openness. Buyers will likewise find circular vents, loads of soft-touch materials, and a basic 8-inch color touchscreen. Other technological developments will consist of basic Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and readily available cordless 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 exact same 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder engine. This engine’s output will remain the exact same at 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, but its combined fuel economy will leap to a Kia-estimated 35 miles per gallon– a 3 mpg improvement. The standard transmission will remain a six-speed manual while its optional transmission will be a brand new continuously variable unit.
The present Forte is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and we expect this to stay the very same in the new generation, thanks to its 54% high-strength-steel construction. Furthermore, Kia spreads a lot of its advanced chauffeur support features as options on the Forte, including blind-spot caution, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, and more.
2019 Kia Forte Pricing & Release Date
Kia has not yet revealed a release date for the 2019 Forte, but remain tuned for updates. We expect official rates to fall just a bit above the present Forte’s MSRP range of $18,795 to $24,795 (destination fees consisted of). The cast of competitors will include familiar faces like the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Toyota Corolla.