The Kia Forte is one of the manufacturer’s newest models. It was first introduced in 2008 and has since become one of the most popular cars in its class because of the great options it comes with standard and the fact that you can get it in either a coupe of a hatchback. The 2017 version has some new features that the old models don’t while keeping some of the things that previous customers loved about driving the compact car. If ratings are your thing, the Forte has an overall 8.4 rating ( from, making it one of the highest rated vehicles in its class. If you are on the fence about leasing a 2017 Kia Forte, here are benefits of the car that could help you with your decision.


The cars performance rating is very high compared to other cars in its class. This all starts with the drivetrain. There are two basic options when it comes to engine size in the current model of the Kia Forte. The standard model comes with a 1.8-liter I-4 engine. If you want some more power, you can upgrade to the 2.0-liter version. On top of having a powerful drivetrain for a compact car, it is covered via Kia’s famous 10-year or 100,000-mile drivetrain warranty, a sign that the car takes pride in its craftsmanship and wants the best for its customers.

The standard version of the transmission is the six-speed manual, but many people choose to upgrade to the corresponding six-speed automatic. According to the EPA, the car sits right in the middle of its class when it comes to fuel economy ( as the car gets about 26 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway, making it a great choice for those who drive a lot and want to save on gas.

The safety features are what sets this car apart from competing automobiles. It comes standard with emergency braking, a collision warning, and lane departure warning, making it one of the safest cars in its class. Kia understands that safety is one of your most important concerns when you are driving your family around.


One of the most notable things about Kia’s is their interior. Even standard, it comes with high-quality upholstery and comfortable seats. Of course, you can always add the option of leather seats if you want. The car company is known for the myriad of different entertainment, comfort, and safety features offered on the car and the 2017 Kia Forte is no exception. Some of the most popular additional features are a six-speaker stereo system, push-button start, and cruise control. The infotainments system comes with an easy to use display and most models come with three free months of XM radio when you drive it off the lot. It is completely touchscreen with large buttons to make it easy on the drive or passengers to use it when they are operating the vehicle.

Another aspect where this vehicle shines compared to its competitors is trunk space. The Forte coupe has just under 15 cubic feet of space in the trunk. This is actually a lot higher than some other cars in its class. This is, of course, different if you choose to get the hatchback version of the vehicle, the Kia Forte5.

If you like what you are reading, come in and test drive a Kia Forte today. There are a lot of great lease deals available to help you get the best deal possible on your new car. You will fall in love with the comfortable interior and class-defying power in the drive train.