How The 2022 Kia Forte Is Making Driving Easier

July 1st, 2022 by

The 2022 Kia Forte proves that a four-door sedan can look stylish and sporty compact size sedan making maneuvering in crowded city traffic and parking in tight spots easier. Five people can spread out in up to 96 cu. ft. of interior room while taking up to 15.3 cu. ft. of cargo in the trunk. Express your personality with vibrant exterior colors such as Sporty Blue, Fire Orange, or Current Red. You’ll benefit from advanced engineering for performance, technology, and safety.

Daily Thrill Ride

The standard 2.0-liter inline-4 of the Kia Forte mates to an Intelligent Variable Transmission with Sportmatic to produce 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. Your EPA-estimated fuel economy reaches up to 41 MPG on the highway and 31 MPG in the city.

Upgrade to the 1.6-liter Turbo inline-4 and performance increases to 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. Expect up to 35 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway with the paddle-shifted 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. Also available is a 6-speed manual transmission. The Sport-Tuned Dual Exhaust adds excitement through the audible feedback through the GT exhaust system.

Define how you take to the road with Drive Mode Select, featuring the following choices:

  • Normal balances fuel economy and power.
  • Sport bumps up sporty handling.
  • Smart automatically adjusts the mode based on the way you drive.

In the middle of your instrument cluster is a 4.2-inch LCD Display that reveals operating information, such as accumulated trip mileage, navigation directions, and driver assists.

Tech and Comfort

When you want step-by-step directions to your next destination, you can swipe and tap on the available 10.25-inch color touchscreen or say what you want through Voice Command Navigation. With wireless support for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, you can integrate your compatible smartphone to send and receive text messages, make calls, or access selected apps. Power your personal device with front and rear USB charging ports or just put it on the available Wireless Charging Pad on your console.

You can groove to your favorite tracks from the 320-watt Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System with Clari-Fi™ Restoration Technology. Including 8 speakers and a subwoofer. Your tunes can come from HD Radio™ or SiriusXM® satellite channels that deliver commercial-free music, exclusive celebrity shows, live professional sports, and the latest news.

Get comfortable by power-adjusting your driver’s position in up to 10 ways, including power lumbar. Your front passenger gets six adjustments. You can both set separate temperatures with Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control. Those in the back get their own available climate-control vent.


Use the key fob remotely unlock and unlock your doors by pressing a button. Take a seat inside and step on the brake pedal. You can then push the Start Engine button to get the engine running or download available Kia Connect to your smartphone and you can locate your Forte in a crowded lot, remotely lock and unlock doors, and remotely start the car, so that the climate control can make the interior comfortable.

Safety Assists

You can drive more confidently with Forward Collision-Avoidance automatically apply braking to prevent an accident. Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist lets you know of incursions into your blind zone and can also apply braking to prevent a collision. Lane Following Assist looks at the lane marking to center your compact in the lane. If you start to drift across the road, Lane Keeping Assist adjusts steering to bring you back in line. Highway Driving Assist can take charge of steering, acceleration, and deceleration to keep you safely away from the next car. You won’t fall asleep behind the wheel because Driver Attention Warning wakes you if it detects drowsiness or inattention. Go into reverse and the Rear View Monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance reveals what’s behind you. Parking Distance Warning-Reverse relies on sound to tell you how close you’re getting to a hazard behind you.

The best way to discover all the features of the 2022 Kia Forte is by coming to Riverchase Kia. Our knowledgeable Kia experts can then answer your questions and take you on a test drive.

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