If you are looking for a new small sedan, and you want a fuel-efficient vehicle with high-tech amenities, all at an affordable price. If a new car like that grabs your attention, you need to get into the driver's seat of a Kia Forte for a test drive. The Kia Forte is a popular choice for motorists who want the latest high-tech amenities but at a reasonable cost. With the 2017 Forte, drivers get more value for the money! If you are a driver who lives anywhere near Baton Rouge, Denham Springs or Livingston, then come and take a look at the striking 2017 Forte in Baton Rouge, LA at All Star Kia East.
The Kia Forte features a number of updates and improvements over the already well-equipped model from last year, the 2016 Forte. For starters, Kia's latest infotainment system, UVO3 is now available in the Forte sedan. The most striking change for the 2017 model is the updated exterior design, featuring a new front grille and bumper that is heavily inspired by Kia's larger vehicles like the Optima sedan. Around back, drivers will find a revised taillight design with optional LEDs, too. While the 2016 Kia Forte offered two model options, the LX and the EX, the 2017 Forte adds the new S trim, to bring the total trim levels to three. Whichever 2017 Forte you choose, you will find a 2.0-liter engine beneath the hood.
The 2017 Kia Forte compact sedan is equipped with a 2-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. The new Forte LX and S models come with a 2-liter Atkinson cycle motor, while Forte EX trim gets a 2-liter engine with direct injection to boost performance. For an efficient, fun driving experience, the standard engine gets the job done. Making 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque, the new 2-liter motor takes the place of the 1.8-liter engine on the 2016 model, and gives you a boost in both torque and power. The base motor of the Forte is mighty fuel efficient! To get an even more exciting drive, make sure you test drive a 2017 Forte EX, outfitted with the optional 2-liter GDI motor. Delivering 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque, this powerful inline-4 motor gives you plenty of thrills in the Forte EX! Electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmissions are optional on the Forte LX and standard on the other models. With Sportmatic shifting, this sporty gearbox lets you put the shifter into sport mode to shift gears on demand. If you want the driving experience of a manual transmission, opt for the Forte LX; it comes standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Once you are inside the cabin, the five-passenger Kia Forte compact sedan, you will experience its spacious feel, thanks to its ample 96.2 cubic feet of passenger volume. You will discover nearly 15 cubic feet of cargo area in the trunk. The interior of the 2017 Forte now offers more technologies and amenities than past iterations, including the new UVO3 infotainment system. Each 2017 Kia Forte comes standard with interior features including Bluetooth® wireless technology, steering wheel audio controls, remote keyless entry, SiriusXM satellite radio, air conditioning, and tilt and telescoping steering column. The Forte S and EX trims come with a rearview camera as standard, while it's optional for the base trim level. There is also a 7-inch color touch-screen display as standard on Forte S and EX models. Added comfort, safety, convenience, and tech features available for the 2017 Kia Forte include:
Because every 2017 Forte comes well-equipped even in base model, the new Forte is offered in only three trim levels: the LX, S, and EX. If you'd like the increased power of the 2-liter direct injection engine, then choose the Forte EX model. Every 2017 Forte sedan includes dual front advanced airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, and 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, a Traction Control System (TCS), along with Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Motorists can get their 2017 Kia Forte outfitted with several other sought-after amenities, like Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Blind Spot Detection System (BSD), and Lane Change Assist. You might be surprised to find out that this reasonably-priced small sedan offers the latest high-tech driver assist technologies as well. For instance, there is an available Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) that can monitor your Forte, warning you if a lane deviation is recognized. The Forte's optional Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) can apply corrective steering if you drift away from your lane. The Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) uses front-mounted radar to identify a likely front collision and gives you audible and visual warnings. The available Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection can apply braking to prevent or reduce the consequences of a collision. Additional optional features on the 2017 Kia Forte include:
Kia's fun to drive 2017 Forte compact sedan provides a level of fuel efficiency, performance, technology, and value that is tough to match! If you live near Denham Springs, Livingston, or Baton Rouge, you can experience the 2017 Kia Forte at All Star Kia East in Baton Rouge. We also have a dedicated auto service center on-site, that will keep your Kia running like new for many miles and years to come. Visit the All Star Kia East showroom, located at 13000 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge, LA, or browse our inventory of 2017 Forte sedans and other new Kia vehicles here on our website.