The All-New 2019 Kia Forte is Coming!

The All-New 2019 Kia Forte is Coming!

The All-New 2019 Kia Forte is Coming!

What's New for the 2019 Kia Forte? A lot! The all-new 2019 Kia Forte offers a number of interior upgrades, creating a more opulent ride for both you and your favorite passengers. Its new design also makes for a taller, wider, and longer Forte, which means you enjoy greater passenger space to boot. Read our 2019 Kia Forte preview to learn more about how this newly redesigned compact car is giving the competition a run for its money.

What's Under the Hood?

Once again, the Kia Forte is packing its familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. However, for 2019, its main focus is fuel economy. Engine output is expected to remain constant, with 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet to give you a quick, responsive performance. What's new is the Intelligent Variable Transmission, which is rumored to help the Forte earn up to 35 mpg combined - a 3 mpg increase over previous models. To cut down on engine noise, this new transmission gets its own insulation case, improving noise, vibration, and harshness overall. This new transmission also simulates gearshifts, cutting down on that rubber-band feel you can get with other continuously variable transmissions and giving you a smooth, conventional ride.

What's the New Cabin Like?

With its newly upgraded cabin, the 2019 Forte is poised to outclass the competition. With its longer, wider, taller new body, you'll enjoy an increase in leg, hip, and head room, which, of course, makes for a more comfortable trip overall. A brand new 8-inch touchscreen sits atop every dash, with redundant buttons that make things simpler when you're stuck in heavy traffic and just want to change the station. Every single Forte comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, displaying smartphone apps on the central touchscreen so you can keep your attention where it belongs - on the road ahead.

2019 Kia Forte Safety

The redesigned 2019 Kia Forte is set to offer the entire spectrum of driver aids, effectively helping you avoid every day danger. When you add the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist bundle, the Forte can sense an oncoming collision and automatically apply the brakes to help bring you up short of danger. The new Forte is also stronger, with a frame made from 54 percent high-strength steel, and it's widely expected to get top crash-test scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.