Kia’s are now known to manufacture some of the best cars for their price in the automobile industry. Because of this, their sales have skyrocketed in recent years. This is especially true with the manufacturer’s entry into the compact sedan market, the Kia Forte. The car comes in both sedan and hatchback, or five-door, versions and is one of the highest rated cars in its class when it comes to style, performance, cabin size, and fuel economy. Here is what you need to know before you lease a 2017 Kia Forte.
Kia’s have improved vastly in recent years, leading to customers getting a lot for their money when they purchase one. When you test drive one, you will probably feel like you are driving a much more expensive luxury vehicle. Kia is dedicated to getting its customers world-class style and technology at a fair price.
When it comes to performance, Kia made some beneficial upgrades in the drive train. The most obvious one being the bigger engine. Previous models of the car had a 2.0-liter engine as opposed the 1.8-liter engine that was in last year’s model. Both engines are four-cylinder. (https://www.edmunds.com/kia/forte/)
The car does have almost 150 horsepower, so it can get up and go when you really need it to while still providing you with a comfortable ride even in the fastest situations. If you are considering the five-door version of the Forte, you should note that it comes standard with a little more powerful engine, furthering its reputation as a versatile daily driver. The base version’s engine does come with a manual transmission, but most people choose to upgrade to an automatic transmission for a simpler driving experience and improved gas mileage. The manual transmission version of the engine gets about 26/37 mpg and the automatic version gets an estimated 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. These ratings are both describing how the base engine performs with each transmission. (https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/kia/forte/performance)
Like other Kia models, the Forte sedan and hatchback both get great safety ratings. In all four categories it was tested for, it got at least a four out of five-star rating. This includes front impact, rollover, and side crash ratings. The car comes standard with a litany of safety features like driver and passenger airbags, antilock brakes, and brake assist. Other safety features can be added to further improve safety like a blind spot monitor and lane departure warning.
The Kia Forte sedan gives drivers a great interior experience for two reasons. The first being that it provides a surprising amount of space both the front and back of the car have. The second reason is the company as upgraded the materials used to manufacture the vehicle. The higher trim levels of the Forte are especially attractive and comfortable. Test drivers have remarked that they felt as if they were driving a much more expensive vehicle. There are some great features that can be added, like a larger touchscreen interface and an improved sound system.
The seats come with standard cloth upholstery. Of course, you can upgrade this to leather if you are looking for a more comfortable ride. leather also holds its value much better when it comes to resale down the road. If trunk capacity is your thing, you should lease the Kia Forte5, the hatchback version of the vehicle. It has over 23 cubic feet of trunk space, a lot of room compared to other vehicles in its class.
Come and see how great the Kia Forte is for yourself by taking a test drive. You can be one of the numerous drivers taking advantage of Kia’s 10-year drivetrain warranty on your brand-new Kia.