Compare 2020 Kia Forte specifications by trim levels

Forte is a 5-seat Sedan from Kia, which first hit the market back in 2010.

With the price tag ranging from $17,790 to $22,890, the Kia Forte faces the stiff competition with the same-class rivals like Chevrolet Cruze, Dodge Dart, FIAT 500L.

Overview

Wheels

Bulb Size

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

The Kia Forte boasts the average fuel economy anywhere from 37 to 40 mpg, depending on the petrol type and engine capacity.

The maximum width and height is 70.90mm x 182.70mm respectively and can vary on the basis of model.

Key Specs of 2020 Kia Forte

  • Fuel Tank: 14 gal

  • Wheelbase: 106.3 in

  • MPG: 27 city/37 hwy

  • 0-60 mph: 8.2 sec

  • Ground clearance: 5.3 in

  • Engine: 2.0L I-4

  • Towing capacity: 1800 lbs

  • Curb: 2707 lbs

  • Passenger capacity: 5

  • Dimensions(LxWxH): 182.7 x 70.9 x 56.5



2020 Kia Forte Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

The Kia Forte is offered in 7 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

    • Doors 4

    • Engine

    • Engine 2.0L I-4,1.6L I-4 DOHC

    • Horsepower 147 hp @ 1931 –
      201 hp @ 1930

    • Torque 132 lb-ft. @ 4,500 –
      195 lb-ft. @ 1,500

    • Transmission 6-spd man w/OD

    • 0-60mph / 0-100kmh 8.2 sec

    • 1/4 mile time 16.3 sec

    • Dimensions

    • Length 182.7 in

    • Width 70.9 in

    • Height 56.5 in

    • Wheelbase 106.3 in

    • Curb Weight 2707 lbs

    • GVWR 3638 lbs

    • Towing capacity 1800 lbs

    • Ground clearance 5.3 in

    • Turning radius 17.4 ft

    • CAPACITY

    • Luggage capacity 15.3 ft

    • Cargo capacity 15.3 cu.ft

    • Seats 5

    • FUEL

    • Fuel tank 14 gal

    • City 27 - 30 mpg

    • Combined 33 - 36 mpg

    • Highway 37 - 40 mpg

    • Highway range 518 - 560 mi

    • WARRANTY

    • Basic Warranty 60/60,000 mths/miles



Specifications

FE 4dr Sedan

FE 4dr Sedan

LXS 4dr Sedan

GT-Line 4dr Sedan

Exterior length
182.7 in 182.7 in 182.7 in 182.7 in
Exterior body width
70.9 in 70.9 in 70.9 in 70.9 in
Exterior height
56.5 in 56.5 in 56.5 in 56.5 in
Horsepower
147 hp 147 hp 147 hp 147 hp
Torque
132 lb-ft. 132 lb-ft. 132 lb-ft. 132 lb-ft.
Curb weight
2707 lbs 2707 lbs 2762 lbs 2762 lbs
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
3638 lbs 3638 lbs 3792 lbs 3792 lbs
Wheelbase
106.3 in 106.3 in 106.3 in 106.3 in
Turning radius
17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 ''
Ground clearance
5.3 in 5.3 in 5.3 in 5.3 in
Front legroom
42.2 in 42.2 in 42.2 in 42.2 in
Rear legroom
35.7 in 35.7 in 35.7 in 35.7 in
Front headroom
39 in 39 in 39 in 39 in
Rear headroom
38 in 38 in 38 in 38 in
Front hip room
53 in 53 in 53 in 53 in
Rear hip room
51 in 51 in 51 in 51 in
Front shoulder room
56 in 56 in 56 in 56 in
Rear shoulder room
55 in 55 in 55 in 55 in
Fuel tank
14.0 gal. 14.0 gal. 14.0 gal. 14.0 gal.

EX 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

Exterior length
182.7 in 182.7 in 182.7 in
Exterior body width
70.9 in 70.9 in 70.9 in
Exterior height
56.5 in 56.5 in 56.5 in
Horsepower
147 hp 201 hp 201 hp
Torque
132 lb-ft. 195 lb-ft. 195 lb-ft.
Curb weight
2903 lbs 2762 lbs 2762 lbs
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
3792 lbs 3792 lbs 3792 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
35.7 in 35.7 in 35.7 in
Front headroom
39 in 39 in 39 in
Rear headroom
38 in 38 in 38 in
Front hip room
53 in 53 in 53 in
Rear hip room
51 in 51 in 51 in
Front shoulder room
56 in 56 in 56 in
Rear shoulder room
55 in 55 in 55 in
Fuel tank
14.0 gal. 14.0 gal. 14.0 gal.

Interior Features

FE 4dr Sedan

FE 4dr Sedan

LXS 4dr Sedan

GT-Line 4dr Sedan

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

EX 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

Air conditioning, front
dual zone automatic dual zone automatic dual zone automatic
Clock
in-dash in-dash in-dash
Cupholders
front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim
leather/metal-look leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
12V DC power outlet
2 1 1
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 driver driver
1-touch window down
driver driver driver
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 mechanical
Seatback storage pockets
1 1 1
Steering wheel material
leather/metal-look leather/metal-look leather/metal-look

Exterior Features

FE 4dr Sedan

FE 4dr Sedan

LXS 4dr Sedan

GT-Line 4dr Sedan

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

EX 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

GT 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 black
Fog/driving lights
front front 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 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler
lip lip lip
Wheels
17 machined w/painted accents aluminum 18 machined w/painted accents aluminum 18 machined w/painted accents aluminum
Spare tire and wheel
compact steel compact steel compact steel
Bodyside insert
black black

Seats

FE 4dr Sedan

FE 4dr Sedan

LXS 4dr Sedan

GT-Line 4dr Sedan

Front seat type
bucket bucket bucket sport
Standard seating
5 5 5 5
Front driver seat direction controls
6-way 6-way 6-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls
6-way 6-way 6-way 6-way
Front armrests
center center center center
Front head restraints
adjustable adjustable adjustable adjustable
Rear seats
bench bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear head restraints
3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim
cloth cloth cloth cloth

EX 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

Front seat type
bucket sport sport
Standard seating
5 5 5
Front driver seat direction controls
8-way power 6-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls
6-way 6-way 6-way
Lumbar support
driver
Front armrests
center sliding center sliding 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
SOFINO leatherette cloth cloth
Cooled front seats
driver and passenger

Entertainment System

FE 4dr Sedan

FE 4dr Sedan

LXS 4dr Sedan

GT-Line 4dr Sedan

Radio
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan AM/FM stereo, seek-scan AM/FM stereo, seek-scan AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
Speakers
4 4 4 6
Amplifier
320W
Navigation system
yes with voice activation
1st row LCD screen
2 2 2 2

EX 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

Radio
SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Speakers
6 8 harman/kardon 8 harman/kardon
1st row LCD screen
2 2 2

Safety and Security Features

FE 4dr Sedan

FE 4dr Sedan

LXS 4dr Sedan

GT-Line 4dr Sedan

Airbags, frontal
driver and front passenger 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 seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain
curtain 1st and 2nd row 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 ABS and driveline
Seatbelt pre-tensioners
front front front front
Headlights
halogen halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control
fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic
Remote keyless entry
keyfob (all doors) 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 power with 2 stage unlock
Lane departure warning
Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L) Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L) Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L) Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L)

EX 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

GT 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 LED low/high beam LED low/high beam
Exterior light control
fully automatic 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
Lane departure warning
Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L) Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L) Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L)

Mechanical Features

FE 4dr Sedan

FE 4dr Sedan

LXS 4dr Sedan

GT-Line 4dr Sedan

Engine
2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4
Brakes
4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Drive type
front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust
stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering
rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion
Suspension tuning
regular regular regular regular
Front suspension type
strut strut strut strut
Front shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs
coil coil coil coil
Rear suspension type
torsion beam torsion beam torsion beam torsion beam
Rear shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs
coil coil coil coil
Sequential shift control
Sportmatic Sportmatic
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD 2-spd CVT w/OD 2-spd CVT w/OD
Axle ratio
4.33 4.33 4.89 4.89

EX 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

Engine
2.0L I-4 1.6L I-4 1.6L 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 regular 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 multi-link multi-link
Rear shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs
coil coil coil
Sequential shift control
Sportmatic
Transmission
2-spd CVT w/OD 6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD
Axle ratio
4.89 4.33 4.33
Turbocharger
intercooled turbo intercooled turbo

Other Specs

FE 4dr Sedan

FE 4dr Sedan

LXS 4dr Sedan

GT-Line 4dr Sedan

Luggage capacity
15.3 cu.ft. 15.3 cu.ft. 15.3 cu.ft. 15.3 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity
15.3 cu.ft. 15.3 cu.ft. 15.3 cu.ft. 15.3 cu.ft.
Base engine size
2.0 liters 2.0 liters 2.0 liters 2.0 liters
Base engine type
I-4 I-4 I-4 I-4
Horsepower rpm
6,200 6,200 6,200 6,200
Torque rpm
4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500
EPA mileage estimates
27 City / 37 Hwy 27 City / 37 Hwy 30 City / 40 Hwy 30 City / 40 Hwy
Lighting - map lights
front front front front
Lighting - dome light
fade fade fade fade
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Height adjustable safety belts
front front front front
Engine - valvetrain
DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles)
60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warrranty - Powertrain (mths/miles)
120/100,000 120/100,000 120/100,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion perforation (mths/miles)
60/100,000 60/100,000 60/100,000 60/100,000
Warranty - Roadside assistance (mths/miles)
60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Tires
P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS P225/45HR17.0 BSW AS
Windshield wipers - front
variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent

EX 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

GT 4dr Sedan

Luggage capacity
15.3 cu.ft. 15.3 cu.ft. 15.3 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity
15.3 cu.ft. 15.3 cu.ft. 15.3 cu.ft.
Base engine size
2.0 liters 1.6 liters 1.6 liters
Base engine type
I-4 I-4 I-4
Horsepower rpm
6,200 6,000 6,000
Torque rpm
4,500 1,500 1,500
EPA mileage estimates
30 City / 40 Hwy
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
P225/45HR17.0 BSW AS P225/40HR18.0 BSW AS P225/40HR18.0 BSW AS
Windshield wipers - front
variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent