2022 Kia Forte

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Kia Forte highlights

Customer rating


  • Sleek exterior styling
  • Great infotainment system
  • Balanced everyday performance


  • Ride can be a little stiff
  • Compact design means less rear seat room
  • Some expected comfort and convenience features are optional rather than standard

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 31 highway, 26 combined

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All Kia Forte years

What is new for the 2022 Kia Forte?

  • The EX trim has been discontinued for 2022.
  • Forte trims have been upgraded with Remote Start as standard equipment this year.
  • The GT trim now comes with Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The GT-Line trim now comes with Parking Sensors, Satellite Radio Ready, and Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The FE trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.

2022 Kia Forte trims

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  • 147-hp, 132-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Parking Sensors
  • View our Kia Forte FE inventory



  • Includes all features available on the LXS
  • 201-hp, 195-lb-ft of torque 1.6L
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Smart Key
  • Remote Start
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Navigation System
  • Sunroofs
  • Manual Transmission
  • View our Kia Forte GT inventory


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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Kia Forte

1. A pulse-pounding GT trim

The 2022 Kia Forte GT combines a turbocharged engine and sport-tuned suspension to give you confidence-inspiring traction and performance. Making 201 hp, the 2022 Kia Forte GT also features a quick-shifting, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and flappy paddle shifters. Fans of a manual transmission will enjoy the optional six-speed manual, which brings engagement to the maximum level. Finally, a sport-tuned exhaust, unique body styling, and a rear spoiler round out this performance-themed trim.

2. An impressive selection of technology

Whether you're into the latest smartphone integrations or getting immersed in high-fidelity audio, the 2022 Kia Forte has your tech wish list covered. A sizeable 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation and smartphone integration is standard in GT-Line and GT models. The 2022 Kia Forte FE and LXS trim get wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration. Look out for the available 320-watt, eight-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system on the GT-Line or GT for a realistic, concert-like experience.

3. Surprising interior space

Getting a compact car doesn't mean losing out on usable space you need to bring along a small family or some friends. The 2022 Kia Forte has 96 cu-ft of passenger volume, which includes 35.7 inches of legroom in the rear seat. When bringing luggage for your next road trip, the 15.3 cu-ft of trunk space swallows up whatever items you have. And 60/40 split-folding rear seats create a flexible storage space for longer items.

4. Visit the pumps less often

Depending on the trim and engine configuration, the 2022 Kia Forte can be a fuel-sipping commuter car in town and on the highway. The best EPA-estimated fuel economy is from a 2022 Kia Forte FE, with a 2L four-cylinder and CVT, at an estimated 31 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.

 When you opt for the sporty GT trim and seven-speed transmission, you'll still get an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city and 35 mpg highway fuel economy.

5. Very well-equipped base-model

From a suite of driver aids to a selection of in-demand infotainment features, the 2022 Kia Forte FE packs many features, including many on your wish list. You'll get cloth seats, an eight-inch infotainment system, and wireless smartphone integration. Popular driver assists like forward collision avoidance, lane-keep assist, lane-follow assist, and automatic high beams are also standard. The 2022 Kia Forte FE is a well-equipped starting point for any car buyer.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

4 customer reviews

RepairPal gave the Kia Forte an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Forte 6th out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Kia Forte features and specs

FE 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Cloth Seats

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42.2"/R 35.7"

Head room

F 38.8"/R 37.5"

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