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Kia has been very generous with its features in the 2021 Forte. The ideal commuter car, the 2021 Kia Forte is a pleasure to drive and includes an eight-inch touchscreen display as standard, with additional easy-to-use physical controls below. Even the base sound system comes with four speakers, and there are plenty of entertainment options thanks to Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™ connectivity. The Forte also includes cruise control and a USB charging port, making life even more comfortable on those long drives.
For a compact car, the 2021 Kia Forte has an impressive amount of space, making it a strong choice for shopping trips or filling with luggage for a weekend away. You've got a total passenger volume of 96 cu-ft to stretch out in and 15.3 cu-ft of trunk space. Front headroom is 38.8 inches and front legroom is 42.2 inches. The vehicle also seats up to five people across two rows, and the seats are well-cushioned and supportive for long drives.
One of the biggest selling points for the 2021 Kia Forte is its mpg. Besides the GT trim, all other Forte models feature a 2L four-cylinder engine that produces 147 hp. This engine achieves an EPA-estimated 35 combined mpg, which means you can rest easy even when commuting to and from the city.
There are five versions of the 2021 Kia Forte to choose from: FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX, and GT. The four lower trims come with a 147-hp, four-cylinder engine, while the GT achieves 201 hp with its turbocharged engine. The LXS trim and above come with continuously variable automatic transmission as standard, while higher trims add increasing levels of sophistication to interior materials and features. Each version of the Forte is great for commuting, shopping, and carpooling thanks to its space and comfort.
Kia has defied the compact nature of the 2021 Forte by ensuring that it's as comfortable and spacious as possible. Not only is it a comfortable ride, but even the base trim comes with heated front seats, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift, and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. All of this is designed to ensure you and your passengers enjoy each and every ride.
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RepairPal gave the Kia Forte an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Forte 4th out of 44 among Compact Cars.View RepairPal's full rating of the Kia Forte