2019 Kia Forte
Kia is going through a transformation, 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 redo. Kia finally meets this need with the fully redesigned 2019 Forte sedan.
2019 Kia Forte Design
The 2019 Forte’s appearances are all new and clearly draw greatly from the new Stinger, especially in its headlights. Not only does it handle sharper looks, but the new Forte is also bigger than previously. Its fastback-like design has actually enabled engineers to stretch it by 3.2 inches in length, include 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 automaker made it clear that there will be an increase in headroom and legroom. Its trunk will also grow to a class-leading 15.1 cubic feet.
2019 Kia Forte Interior
Assisting improve the extra room will be the horizontal style in the cabin to boost its feeling of openness. Purchasers will likewise discover circular vents, loads of soft-touch materials, and a standard 8-inch color touchscreen. Other technological improvements will consist of standard 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 too much, and this will remain true in the 2019 Forte. It will continue with the very same 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder engine. This engine’s output will remain the exact same at 147 horse power and 132 pound-feet of torque, however its combined fuel economy will jump to a Kia-estimated 35 miles per gallon– a 3 mpg enhancement. The basic transmission will stay a six-speed handbook while its optional transmission will be a brand new continuously variable unit.
The existing Forte is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and we expect this to remain the same in the new generation, thanks to its 54% high-strength-steel construction. Additionally, Kia spreads a lot of its sophisticated motorist assistance features as alternatives on the Forte, consisting of blind-spot caution, lane-keep help, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and more.
2019 Kia Forte Pricing & Release Date
Kia has not yet announced a release date for the 2019 Forte, however stay tuned for updates. We expect official pricing to fall simply a bit above the existing Forte’s MSRP series of $18,795 to $24,795 (destination costs consisted of). The cast of competitors will include familiar faces like the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Toyota Corolla.