2019 Kia Forte in Cleveland, OH

 

When the 2019 Kia Forte in Cleveland, OH arrives at the Spitzer Kia Cleveland showroom, it will be wearing a new exterior design that is more aggressive, bold and dynamic. If someone thinks the 2019 Forte kind of looks like the Kia Stinger from a certain angle, they aren't too far off. The automaker's design team took a few pages from the Stinger's design book and applied them to remaking the newest version of the compact sedan. Additionally, the overall level of technology that can be found with the 2019 Forte has vastly improved when compared to the previous model. Anyone interested in taking advantage of everything the all-new 2019 Kia Forte has to offer won't have long to wait. The new compact sedan should be available at the Spitzer Kia Cleveland showroom during the summer of 2018.

Overall, the 2019 Kia Forte is larger than the previous model. Engineers have extended the length of the 2019 Forte by a little more than 3 inches, which has led to additional legroom as well as more trunk space. The 15.1 cubic-feet of volume in the trunk will not only put the 2019 Forte at the top of the compact sedan segment of the automotive industry, it also makes it pretty competitive with larger and less fuel-efficient midsize sedans. Kia continues to expand the availability of the latest technology to its high-volume models. An 8-inch touchscreen interface for the infotainment system is standard across the entire trim ladder. Owners will be able to connect their Android- and Apple-based smartphones through the respective platforms' suites of applications.

 

Performance specs

The 2019 Kia Forte is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to a six-speed manual transmission. Spitzer Kia Cleveland customers can also choose a new version of the automaker's continuously variable transmission, which will help with efficiency. The 2019 Forte will make 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque.

Enhanced Safety

Simply being able to absorb an impact isn't good enough to get top safety scores from the rating agencies. The new standard is to help drivers stay out of dangerous situations as much as possible. Owners of the 2019 Forte will be equipped with the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and its vast array of subsystems.

Fuel Economy

Early estimates from Kia engineers place the 2019 Forte in the top tier of the automaker's most efficient platforms. The manufacturer estimates that the Forte will be able to record as many as 35 miles per gallon in combined city/highway efficiency scores. Official Environmental Protection Agency scores will be available soon.

A photo of the engine used in the 2019 Kia Forte.
A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2019 Kia Forte.
A front right profile photo of the 2019 Kia Forte parked in front of the ocean.