Introducing the 2013 Kia Forte
The 2013 Forte is changing the face of Kia and setting new benchmarks for compact sedans in and around the world. Forte's styling is sporty and confident, its performance is crisp and invigorating, and it comes with standard features that no other car in its price range can match. That shouldn't be surprising from an automaker like Kia. After all, Kia is known around the world for the power to surprise: that's our forte. And now you have a Forte you'll be proud to call your own.
STYLE IN MOTION
The 2013 Kia Forte is a fresh take on the compact sedan. It captures your eye with its dynamic road presence and the sweep of its bold lines. So much excitement. So many exceptional features. All in a car so affordable. That's always been Kia's forte. And it's all yours with the all-new Forte.
The 2013 Forte raises the bar for comfort, roominess and convenience in a compact sedan. Power windows, door locks, power, heated side mirrors and hands-free Bluetooth cell phone capability are standard on every model. And if you crave more, Forte is available with some surprising extras like leather seats, automatic climate control and alloy sport pedals.
On the inside the interior is also impressive. Especially for a Kia. The steering wheel is very attractive and nice to hold with a nice leather material not only around the wheel but in the center as well. Lots of steel trimming around the A/C and radio panel and some cool and easy to read gauges. Just an overall modern, sporty look on the inside. All of the interior is also made out of decent quality materials, which is a huge plus and a big improvement on the departing Spectra.
Designed to Make Everyone Happy
The Forte was designed to make everyone happy,The electronically controlled Sportmatic transmission is optional in the LX and EX trims while it is standard in the SX. The Sportmatic, while at some times feeling like it drags a little between gears and hinders your ability to accelerate as quickly as some would like, is a neat option that will save you ton gas mileage if you can overlook it's nuances.
LET THE PERFORMANCE BEGIN
The Forte is a mid-size 4-door sedan featuring Kia's new distinctive family look. It is available in three trims; LX, EX and SX. The LX and EX trims both feature a 156-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a standard five-speed manual, or optional four-speed automatic transmission. The SX features a 173-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a standard six-speed manual, or optional five-speed automatic transmission The Forte comes nicely equipped with standard items such as; traction control, stability control, side and side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, Bluetooth and a tire pressure monitoring system. Automatic climate control, leather seats, power sunroof, heated seats and a trip computer are all available depending on trim.
Additional Features and Amenities
The 2013 Kia Forte offers responsive handling, strong fuel economy, a good interior layout, and ample interior space for its compact size. Standard features are plenty for its class. The Kia Forte comes equipped with standard electronic stability control, abs, fold down rear seats and many additional features. Other great features available on the Kia Forte include power sunroof and power rear quarter windows, rear-seat DVD entertainment system with wireless headsets and remote control, AM/FM/CD/Cassette stereo system with MP3 capability, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with HomeLink, a trip computer with compass, and more.
Class-Leading Standard Safety Features
Safety driving begins with the ability to avoid accident, which is why our engineers are so passionate about utilizing the latest and the most advanced safety systems. It's equipped with the standard protection of six airbags, complemented by the sure-footed stopping power of four-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes and a rigid body structure that helps channel crash energy away from you and your passengers.
Updated Forte Colors and Interiors Available For 2013