2018 Kia Forte: Available as a sedan or hatchback, the 2018 Kia Forte competes with vehicles such as the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus. The Forte remains unchanged for 2018, with the addition of new driver assistance technology being the only exception.
The Forte is available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 147 horsepower, a 2.0-liter direct-injection four-cylinder that makes 164 horsepower, and a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 201 horsepower. Six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions are available. EPA-estimated fuel economy numbers for the Forte range from 29 mpg city to 37 mpg highway, depending on body style and engine configuration.
There are three trims available: LX, S, and EX. Available features include Apple Car Play, Android Auto, fog lamps, USB, satellite radio, infotainment, navigation, heated front seats, cooled front seats, leather seats, and dual-zone climate control.
Available safety features include blind-spot detection, lane-change assist, autonomous emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning system, lane-departure warning system, lane-keep assist, stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, and dual-front, front-side and side-curtain airbags.