Compare 2017 Kia Forte specifications by trim levels

Forte is a -seat Sedan from Kia, which first hit the market back in 2010.

With the price tag ranging from $16,490 to $21,200, the Kia Forte faces the stiff competition with the same-class rivals like Chevrolet Cruze, Dodge Dart, FIAT 500L, Ford Focus.

Overview

Wheels

The Kia Forte has a maximum towing capacity of 1800 lbs, but double check that this applies to the configuration you want.

Key Specs of 2017 Kia Forte

  • 0-60 mph: 8.4 sec

  • Engine: 2.0L I-4

  • Towing capacity: 1800 lbs



2017 Kia Forte Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

The Kia Forte is offered in 3 trim levels. Compare the trim levels to ensure you will have the desired features and will not pay for the unnecessary upgrades

Our comprehensive charts with interior and exterior specs are also designed to give you thorough details about Kia Forte safety features and entertainment system, technical aspects, and so on.

Compare the Kia Forte specifications & features by choosing the necessary trim level & year of manufacture.

Specs

    • Main Info

    • Body Style Sedan

    • Engine

    • Engine 2.0L I-4 DOHC

    • Transmission 6-spd man w/OD

    • 0-60mph / 0-100kmh 8.4 sec

    • 1/4 mile time 16.5 sec

    • CAPACITY

    • Luggage capacity 14.9 ft

    • Cargo capacity 14.9 cu.ft

    • WARRANTY

    • Basic Warranty 60/60,000 mths/miles



Specifications

LX 4dr Sedan

S 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

Exterior length
179.5 in 179.5 in 179.5 in
Exterior body width
70.1 in 70.1 in 70.1 in
Exterior height
56.3 in 56.3 in 56.3 in
Horsepower
147 hp 147 hp 164 hp
Torque
132 lb-ft. 132 lb-ft. 151 lb-ft.
Curb weight
2804 lbs 2804 lbs 2844 lbs
Wheelbase
106.3 in 106.3 in 106.3 in
Turning radius
17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 ''
Ground clearance
5.3 in 5.3 in 5.3 in
Front legroom
42.2 in 42.2 in 42.2 in
Rear legroom
35.9 in 35.9 in 35.9 in
Front headroom
39 in 39 in 39 in
Rear headroom
37 in 37 in 37 in
Front hip room
54 in 54 in 54 in
Rear hip room
53 in 53 in 53 in
Front shoulder room
56 in 56 in 56 in
Rear shoulder room
55 in 55 in 55 in
Fuel tank
13.2 gal. 13.2 gal. 13.2 gal.

Interior Features

LX 4dr Sedan

S 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

Air conditioning, front
manual manual dual zone automatic
Clock
in-dash in-dash in-dash
Cupholders
front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim
urethane leather leather
12V DC power outlet
2 2 2
Overhead console
mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console
full full full
Floor mats
carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear
Front windows
power power power
Rear windows
power power power
1-touch window up
driver and passenger
1-touch window down
driver driver driver and passenger
Instrumentation
analog analog analog
Illuminated vanity mirrors
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear view mirror
day-night day-night day-night
Fuel door release
mechanical mechanical mechanical
Remote trunk release
mechanical mechanical proximity
Seatback storage pockets
1 1 1
Steering wheel material
urethane leather leather

Exterior Features

LX 4dr Sedan

S 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

Antenna
window grid window grid window grid
Body material
fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim
black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround
Fog/driving lights
front
Door count
4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door
trunk trunk trunk
Tinted windows
light light light
Rear window type
fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors
dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Sunroof
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler
lip lip lip
Wheels
15 steel 16 silver aluminum 17 machined aluminum
Spare tire and wheel
compact steel

Seats

LX 4dr Sedan

S 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

Front seat type
bucket bucket bucket
Standard seating
5 5 5
Front driver seat direction controls
6-way 6-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls
4-way 4-way 4-way
Front armrests
center center center sliding
Front head restraints
adjustable adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats
60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear head restraints
3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim
cloth cloth leather

Entertainment System

LX 4dr Sedan

S 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

Radio
SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player
in-dash mounted single
Speakers
4 6 6
1st row LCD screen
1 2 2

Safety and Security Features

LX 4dr Sedan

S 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

Airbags, frontal
driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact
seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain
curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Traction control
ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Seatbelt pre-tensioners
front front front
Headlights
halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control
auto off fully automatic fully automatic
Remote keyless entry
keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Door locks
power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock

Mechanical Features

LX 4dr Sedan

S 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

Engine
2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4
Brakes
4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Drive type
front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust
stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering
rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion
Suspension tuning
regular sport regular
Front suspension type
strut strut strut
Front shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs
coil coil coil
Rear suspension type
torsion beam torsion beam torsion beam
Rear shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs
coil coil coil
Sequential shift control
Sportmatic
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio
4.33 3.07 3.07

Other Specs

LX 4dr Sedan

S 4dr Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan

Luggage capacity
14.9 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity
14.9 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Base engine size
2.0 liters 2.0 liters 2.0 liters
Base engine type
I-4 I-4 I-4
Horsepower rpm
6,200 6,200 6,200
Torque rpm
4,500 4,500 4,000
Lighting - map lights
front front front
Lighting - dome light
fade fade fade
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Height adjustable safety belts
front front front
Engine - valvetrain
DOHC DOHC DOHC
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles)
60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warrranty - Powertrain (mths/miles)
120/100,000 120/100,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion perforation (mths/miles)
60/100,000 60/100,000 60/100,000
Warranty - Roadside assistance (mths/miles)
60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Tires
P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS P215/45HR17.0 BSW AS
Windshield wipers - front
variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent