2017 Kia Forte Wood River IL

2017 Kia Forte

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2017 Kia Forte at Federico Kia of Wood River, IL

Hunting for a compact car? The 2017 Kia Forte might be a good fit for you. It is available in two configurations-sedan and hatchback-letting you pick the best fit for you and your life. 2017 brings a midcycle update to the Kia Forte. While it's not a full redesign, the refreshed Forte offers updated styling, a sport-themed S trim level for the sedan, a new standard engine for the sedan, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and safety technology that's rare for the class including automatic emergency braking. The Kia Forte has been considered one of the best value for your buck vehicles for a long time. To learn more about why, keep reading!

Under the Forte's Hood

The Kia Forte comes in sedan and hatchback configurations. The Kia Forte sedan comes in three trim levels: LX, S, and EX. The Kia Forte hatchback (known as the Forte5) is available in LX, EX, and SX trim levels. Three engine options are available in the Forte lineup. The first engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, can be found in the LX and S sedans. This engine ramps up 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The remainder of the powertrain is completed by a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Fuel economy is sure to please, offering 32 mpg combined with the automatic or 28 mpg combined with the manual. The EX sedan and Forte5 LX and EX trim levels have an alternative 2.0-liter four-cylinder that creates 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 28 mpg combined with a slight increase on the highway with the hatchback trim levels. The final engine option, found in the Forte5 SX, is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that creates a strong 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy with this engine can reach up to 32 miles per gallon on the highway.

Design of Kia Forte

The Kia Forte is proud of its handsome, well-trimmed cabin. The Forte is built with quality materials throughout and is loaded with gadgets. There's ample space within the cabin, boasting a rear seat that could house three 6-foot-tall adults. The trunk of the sedan can hold 14.9 cubic feet of cargo room, and the Forte5 can store 23.2 cubic feet in the rear; both these numbers are generous for the class. Standard features for the Forte include 15-inch wheels, air-conditioning, a trip computer, heated mirrors, a height-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth connectivity, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and full power accessories. In addition to all that, the Forte also comes standard with a sound system that includes four speakers, a CD player, USB connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, and satellite radio.

Is a sunroof available in the 2017 Kia Forte?

Yes, a sunroof is available for the 2017 Kia Forte.  

What's the difference between the Kia Forte and Kia Forte5?

The biggest difference between the Kia Forte and Kia Forte5 is that the Kia Forte is a four-door sedan while the Kia Forte5 is a five-door hatchback!  

Does Federico Kia honor any new car incentives?

Yes, we do! Check out the current list of new car incentives  here!


The Kia Forte has a variety of standard safety features including traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is optional or standard for all trim levels. Uvo eServices are also available for the Kia Forte, providing roadside assistance, emergency crash notification, and a secondary driver monitoring system that will send alerts if vehicle speed, curfew, or location limits are exceeded. The Kia Forte also has an incredible warranty-there's a 5-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty paired with a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. With a new Kia, you can rest assured that you and your passengers are safe. To get behind the wheel of a 2017 Kia Forte, visit us at Federico Kia today!

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