At Kia of South Austin, we’re getting ready for another year of success from the Forte family. The new 2017 Kia Forte sports added improvements and advanced technology, along with fresh styling.
Drivers will enjoy improved fuel economy* with a new 2.0-liter Atkinson I-4 engine that produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque when paired with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
Fun visual upgrades include a new front bumper with a “tiger-nose” grille that extends to newly designed headlights, available with Xenon HID lights, and redesigned taillights that come with optional LEDs. Choose between a design that highlights the sophistication of the 2017 Forte or go sporty with a more aggressive design – the choice is yours.
You’ll also be able to choose between three trims: the entry-level LX, the sporty S trim, or the top EX trim. Inside the LX and S trims, you’ll find upgraded cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and shift knob. The S trim features an added sport-tuned suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, LED positioning lights, and a chrome exhaust tip.
The high-level EX features standard premium LED lights, Smart Key with approach and front door pocket lighting, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Dynamic Bending Light technology is also standard, angling your headlights around corners and curves in the road. Ride in comfort with standard leather seats that are heated in the front, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and push-button start.
The S and EX models come standard with UVO3** telematics, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and Android™ Auto and Apple CarPlay™. Use the touchscreen to send text messages, stream music, and navigate.
The Kia Forte lets you change your driving experience based on the performance you want. Normal, Eco, and Sport modes come standard on some models, and advanced assistance systems include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert.
*Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.
**Distracted driving can result in a loss of vehicle control. Never use a handheld device or vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation. Navigation is for information purposes only, and Kia does not make any warranties about the accuracy of the information.
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