The 2021 Kia Forte has recently arrived at Jim Shorkey Kia near Greensburg Monroeville Murrysville Pittsburgh. This new Forte is just several years out from a total redesign of the model, which means that there are no major updates to the vehicle. That said, there are some notable changes, including refinement and expansion of both the standard equipment and the available features. Kia continues to offer the Forte in five trim options—FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX, GT—and the FE once again offers what is arguably the best standard equipment package among value-oriented sedans. Feel free to call us or contact Jim Shorkey Kia online to get the latest on our specials for both financing and leasing.
Just because a sedan is value-oriented does not mean it has to look like it. Not all automakers get this, but Kia does, and its choice of a Stinger-inspired aesthetic has been a big hit. The 2021 Kia Forte near Greensburg measures nearly 183 inches long, 71 inches wide and 57 inches tall. The ground clearance is just more than 5 inches. Fifteen-inch steel wheels are standard. The LXS boasts 16-inch alloy wheels. Most upper trims have 17-inch wheels, and the GT wheels are 18 inches. The GT-Line adds LED taillamps and daytime running lamps along with fog lamps, heated side mirrors and keyless entry. The GT adds LED headlamps and has badging and other visual enhancements that are unique to it.
The 2021 Kia Forte near Greensburg is a compact sedan that provides seating for five and 96.0 cubic feet of overall passenger volume. Front headroom and legroom are 42.2 and 38.8 inches, respectively, and the Forte affords rear passengers 37.5 inches of headroom and 35.7 inches of legroom. The trunk is quite ample for the class offering 15.3 cubic feet of storage area. The FE trim features nice cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a four-speaker sound system and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. The LXS upgrades the Forte with fancier interior trim and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. The GT-Line adds push-button start, sport seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and six-speaker audio. The EX adds simulated leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated front seats, and the GT adds front seat ventilation and a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
The 2021 Kia Forte near Greensburg is available exclusively as a front-wheel-drive sedan. The front suspension features a strut. The rear suspension features a torsion beam. Four-wheel disc brakes with antilock braking are standard. All models have a 14-gallon fuel tank.
The 2021 Kia Forte FE has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. With the FE, this engine is married to a six-speed manual transmission, but you have the option of an intelligently variable transmission, which is a type of continuously variable transmission. The LXS, GT-Line and EX have that same engine, but the IVT is standard, and the manual is not available. The GT is the sportier Forte and has its own engine: a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 201 hp and 195 lb.-ft. With the GT, you have either the option of the six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic with a dual clutch.
Safety is important to Kia, and this is reflected in the IIHS awarding the current generation Top Safety Pick+ recognition. All models feature the Uvo infotainment system. An 8-inch touchscreen, rearview camera system, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and many other features are standard. The standard suite of driver aids includes forward collision detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and driver attention warning. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is optional and included with the GT-Line and up. The EX adds integrated navigation, and the GT adds traffic-adaptive cruise control.
You can test-drive the 2021 Kia Forte as early as today at our Kia dealership serving drivers in and near Greensburg Monroeville Murrysville Pittsburgh. No appointment is ever required. Our team is also happy to provide the latest details, quotes and more over the phone, through email or via text. You can also shop with us online. Our site lists all Kia Forte trims and options, and you can contact Jim Shorkey Kia via live chat at any time during that experience. Have a question? Ask way! Want personalized quotes or need assistance with the financing preapproval tool? Not a problem!
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