2019 Kia Forte Model Review at Ed Voyles Kia of Chamblee in GA

May 14th, 2019 by

The Stylish and more Fuel-efficient 2019 Kia Forte now Offers a CVT

The all-new 2019 Kia Forte makes evolutionary developments, maintaining its role as a well-equipped sedan for a good value. Kia claims that the Forte takes design cues from the Stinger, lending it a sportier and more aggressive appearance. With an efficient powertrain and a brand-new CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) option, the 2019 Kia Forte is trendy and fuel-efficient. It is available in four trim levels: FE, LXS, S, and EX.

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The 2019 Kia Forte has been stretched by 3.2 inches, making it 182.7 inches long, providing more legroom and a larger trunk that measures 15.1 cubic ft. It is also broader at 70.8 inches and a half-inch in taller, allowing more headroom.

The notable exterior changes include:

  • Horizontal strip between the taillights
  • Sleeker tiger nose grille
  • Swooping rear end
  • Detached rear turn signal lights
  • High-gloss black front and rear diffusers

Updated Powertrain

Under the hood is a carryover from the 2nd generation model with the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine producing 147-hp at 6,200 rpm and 132 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. The engine can be coupled to either a standard 6-speed manual or Kia’s first continuously variable unit, dubbed Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT).

The Korean automaker is estimating fuel mileage for the LXS, S, and EX to get 30/40/34 mpg (city/highway/combined). With the new powertrain combination (CVT) the 2019 Forte is expecting a slightly improved fuel economy of 31/41/35 mpg.

Compelling Features of the 2019 Forte near Norcross

The brand-new 2019 Forte offers some intriguing features. A full suite of standard driver assistance safety features is offered including:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward-collision warning
  • Forward-collision avoidance with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Driver attention warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Forward collision braking

Optional security features are radar cruise control with collision warning and rear cross-traffic monitoring. Inside, the 2019 stylish compact car features an 8-inch infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This is available on all models and allows text messages to be read allowed on phones connected via Bluetooth. A multitude of additional features include:

  • Power sunroof
  • Single projection LED headlights
  • 320-watt Harman Kardon premium audio system
  • Wireless phone charging pad
  • Smart cruise control
  • Parking distance warning
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated ventilated front seats

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The top-of-the-line EX model is available with a limited Fire Orange exterior paint color, darker wheels, and a rear deck lid spoiler. Built-in Monterrey, Mexico, the 2019 Kia Forte is an accomplished sedan that looks to be a clever choice for buyers who want innovative safety systems and up-to-date convenience in a reasonable package backed by a long warranty. The base FE model starts at $17,690 while the topmost EX model comes in at just under $22,000 without additional costs.

Visit Ed Voyles Kia of Chamblee for a great deal on a new Kia Forte

Our sales professionals are ready to demonstrate all the features and take you for a test drive in the Stone Mountain Area. At our dealership, you will get competitive prices, a great selection of inventory, and wonderful customer service. Drop by our Chamblee, Ga Kia Dealership and take one of our 2019 Kia Forte Cars for a spin.

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