For the 2019 model year, the Kia Forte has essentially leveled up. Taking inspiration from the incredibly popular Kia Stinger, the 2019 Kia Forte in Carrollton TX has become sportier and more sophisticated than ever before. That might sound like a strange combination, but if you’ve seen the new Stinger sports car, you’ll understand. In addition to several design changes both inside and out, the Forte has received an upgrade in advanced technology as well.
The Forte hasn’t been around incredibly long, having debuted back in the 2009 model year. Fitting that ten years later it’s entering the next generation, its third since conception. In its decade on the market it’s turned heads as an excellent option in the compact sedan segment, and we believe it will continue to do so well into the future thanks to this outstanding redesign.
In addition to the design changes, both inside and out, we mentioned that the Forte has received other upgrades heading into its third generation. While much of that revolves around the advanced technology found throughout the sedan, we thought we’d start by highlighting its more efficient powertrain. It’s a difficult feat to make an engine that’s both powerful and efficient, yet for the 2019 Forte engineers crafted a powertrain that delivers the same exact power as it last year while improving the EPA-estimated combined fuel efficiency ratings. Depending on trim level and transmission, you could drive a Forte with either 31, 34 or 35 mpg combined.
As for all that technology, how does an 8” display audio screen sound? Not that fancy? Well, what about packing it with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth compatibility, and much more? How about adding in a wireless charging tray and a premium 320-watt Harman/Kardon sound system? Now you’ve suddenly got a pretty entertaining cabin, and we’re all about it. If you are to, be sure to get in touch with us and let us know you’re interested in an all-new 2019 Kia Forte!