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2017 Kia Forte Review: Specs, Features, Price And More

By James Yu , Dec 06, 2016 08:16 AM EST
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Kia is not usually the first name that comes to mind in terms of high performance vehicles. However, Kia vehicles are known to offer much for not a lot of money and the 2017 Kia Forte is an example of this. Here are the specs, features, price and other details that buyers should know about the new Kia vehicle.

The 2017 Kia Forte - Specs

According to Consumer Reports, the 2017 Kia Forte has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of putting out 147 horsepower as a standard. Buyers also have an option for another powertrain with the 2.0-liter direct-injection engine that cranks out 164 horsepower. Accordingly, these powertrains are paired with a six-speed automatic and manual transmission. The 2017 Kia Forte has a fuel economy rate of 29/38 miles per gallon in the city and highway for the first engine while the second one gets 25 and 33 miles per gallon in the city and highway respectively.

The 2017 Kia Forte - Features

The 2017 Kia Forte also has its fair share of features both in safety and entertainment aspect. In terms of safety, the 2017 Kia Forte features side impact beams, electronic stability control (ESC), dual stage driver, passenger seat-mounted side airbags, low tire pressure warning, airbag occupancy sensor, rear child safety locks, anti-lock brake system (ABS) and driveline traction control as reported by Car and Driver. The 2017 Kia Forte also has a seven-inch touchscreen situated in the center of the dashboard for its infotainment. Additionally, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also supported by the 2017 Kia Forte.

The 2017 Kia Forte - Price

The 2017 Kia Forte has a base price of $17,340 as reported. The price goes up buyers move to higher trims. The top trim is tagged with a price of $23,345 and there are also discounts that can be availed by buyers.

A Decent Vehicle To Purchase

Given the fact that the 2017 Kia Forte has decent amount of power and loaded with the latest technology in terms of safety and entertainment, there are already benefits on the side of the buyers. Putting the price into consideration, the 2017 Kia Forte is a perfect car for those that are looking to get one but on a tight budget.

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