If you are shopping for a new compact sedan, why not drive a car that is fuel-efficient and offers lots of technology at a low price? If a vehicle like that piques your interest, then you have got to get behind the wheel of Kia's Forte compact sedan and take it out for a test drive. Kia's Forte is a popular choice for drivers who want the latest high-tech features but at an affordable price, and with the Forte, you get even more features and value for your money! If you live near Metairie, New Orleans, and Slidell, then come and see the stunning Forte in Kenner, LA at Premier Kia of Kenner.
The Kia Forte features a number of updates and improvements over the already well-equipped model from last year, the 2016 Forte. For starters, Kia's latest infotainment system, UVO3 is now available in the Forte sedan. The most striking change for the 2017 model is the updated exterior design, featuring a new front grille and bumper that is heavily inspired by Kia's larger vehicles like the Optima sedan. Around back, drivers will find a revised taillight design with optional LEDs, too. While the 2016 Kia Forte offered two model options, the LX and the EX, the 2017 Forte adds the new S trim, to bring the total trim levels to three. Whichever 2017 Forte you choose, you will find a 2.0-liter engine beneath the hood.
Every 2017 Kia Forte compact sedan comes equipped with a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine; the Forte LX and S trims get a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle power plant, while Forte EX models get a 2.0-liter with direct injection for added power. For a fuel-efficient yet sporty driving experience, the standard engine will most certainly do the trick. Developing 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, the new 2.0-liter replaces the 1.8-liter of the outgoing 2016 model, and provides a bump in power and torque. With up to an EPA-estimated 29 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway (32 mpg combined), the base engine of the Forte is mighty efficient! For an even more thrilling ride, though, be sure to test drive a 2017 Forte EX sedan, equipped with the available 2.0-liter GDI engine, at Premier Kia of Kenner. Generating 164 horses and 151 lb-ft of torque, this potent inline-4 engine can really move the lightweight Forte EX! What is even better is that the 2.0-liter GDI-equipped Forte EX sedan can still return an impressive 25 city and 33 highway mpg rating. Optional on the base model Forte LX and standard on all other trims is an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic shifting; this sporty yet efficient gearbox allows you to bump the shifter into sport mode and shift through the gears on demand. If you would like the driving experience of a manual gearbox, opt for the Forte LX, which comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The five-passenger 2017 Kia Forte compact sedan feels anything but compact once inside the cabin, thanks to its spacious 96.2 cubic feet of passenger volume. Behind the rear seats, you will find nearly 15 cubic feet of cargo capacity in the trunk; that rivals many mid-size sedans! The cabin of the 2017 Forte offers even more technology and convenience features than previous versions, including the new UVO3 infotainment system. Every 2017 Forte comes standard with interior amenities like Bluetooth wireless technology and hands-free calling, steering wheel audio controls, SiriusXM satellite radio, remote keyless entry, tilt and telescoping steering column, and air conditioning. While optional on the base model, the Forte S and EX trims get a rear-camera display as standard equipment; a 7" color touch-screen display is also standard on Forte S and EX models. Additional comfort, convenience, safety, and technology features that are available on the 2017 Kia Forte compact sedan include:
Since every 2017 Forte comes well-appointed even in base trim, the Forte is offered in just three models or trim levels, the LX, S, and EX. If you would like the added power of the 2.0-liter direct injection engine, then opt for the Forte EX model. All 2017 Forte sedans come with features like dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, as well as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and a Traction Control System (TCS). Drivers can have their 2017 Kia Forte compact sedan equipped with many other desirable amenities, including Blind Spot Detection System (BSD), with Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA). In fact, you may be surprised to learn that this affordable compact sedan can be had with the latest high-tech driver assist technologies, too. For instance, the available Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) can monitor your vehicle within its lane and warn you if an inadvertant lane deviation is detected. Working with the Lane Departure Warning System, the Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) can apply corrective steering if it senses that you are drifting outside of your lane. The 2017 Forte's Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) utilizes front-mounted radar to detect a potential front collision, and provides the driver audible and visual warnings on the display screen. The optional Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), with Pedestrian Detection system can apply the brakes to prevent or lessen the effects of a front collision. Additonal features available on the 2017 Kia Forte sedan include:
Kia's fun to drive 2017 Forte compact sedan provides a level of fuel efficiency, performance, technology, and value that is tough to match! If you live near Metairie, New Orleans, and Slidell, you can experience the 2017 Kia Forte at Premier Kia of Kenner in Kenner. We also have a dedicated auto service center on-site, that will keep your Kia running like new for many miles and years to come. Visit the Premier Kia of Kenner showroom, located at 2712 Veterans Blvd. in Kenner, LA, or browse our inventory of 2017 Forte sedans and other new Kia vehicles here on our website.View Inventory