2019 Kia Forte Review
Kia fans have been eagerly waiting for the 2019 Kia Forte to arrive, and it’s finally here! Kia is well known for making cars that combine safety, reliability, and fun features, so how does the new Kia Forte really perform on the road?
Our team at Kia of West Chester took the 2019 Kia Forte for a drive through West Chester, Philadelphia, Ardmore, Springfield, Exton, and Wilmington to test out its features. Read on to see how it matched up to our expectations in our 2019 Kia Forte review!
2019 Kia Forte: Power & Performance
The Kia Forte comes with a 2.0L I-4 engine that provides a zippy, enjoyable driving experience, along with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The accompanying 6-speed manual transmission lets drivers smoothly shift between gears, offering a smooth, comfortable ride in all sorts of driving conditions.
Kia Forte: Dimensions
With room for five passengers, everyone will love traveling in the 2019 Kia Forte. After all, there’s tons of space, so people can stretch out and arrive in style after their journey. The Kia Forte gives drivers 38.8 inches of headroom, 42.2 inches of legroom, 53 inches of hip room, and 56.1 inches of shoulder room. All told, passengers can enjoy a roomy 96 cubic feet of space to spread out.
With the 2019 Kia Forte, bringing all your gear along for an adventure is a breeze. There’s 15.3 cubic feet of cargo volume in back, so everyone can bring all their creature comforts along—even on longer drives.
2019 Kia Forte: Safety Features
There are plenty of great safety features to choose from in the new Kia Forte, and they’re all designed with the goal of keeping you safe and secure on the road ahead.
The Brake Assist System is one such feature. It detects hazardous situations, applying the brakes as needed so that you can stop suddenly in case of a likely front-end collision. This added power lets you stop on a dime, keeping you safe under unexpected circumstances.
Another great safety feature from the Kia Forte is Electronic Stability Control. This system helps improve directional stability and keeps all four wheels securely on the ground, even when you’re taking evasive action. Sensors can reduce engine power and brake individual wheels, providing a superior safety experience overall.
Kia Forte: Connectivity
You’ll love staying in touch with people on the road when you’re driving the Kia Forte. The available UVO infotainment system comes with a 7-inch touchscreen that lets you control a host of fun features. Available Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ mean you can easily sync your smartphone for comprehensive control of phone calls, music, and your favorite podcasts.
Test Drive the 2019 Kia Forte Today
Now that you know all the ins and outs of this powerful new vehicle, it’s time to try it out for yourself. Head on over to Kia of West Chester, and schedule a test drive today!
Our team will work with you to help you find the best car for your needs and lifestyle. We’ve helped drivers from all over Wilmington, Exton, Springfield, Ardmore, Philadelphia, and West Chester, and we can’t wait to help you, too!