2022 Kia Forte for Sale in West Springfield, MA
Trims, Powertrain, and Fuel Economy
The ’22 Forte is made in FE, LXS, GT-Line, and GT trim levels. The FE, LXS, and GT-Line have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 147 hp matched to an intelligent variable transmission (IVT). The GT comes with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 201 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s linked to the driver’s choice of either a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. All trims are front-wheel drive. According to EPA estimates, the FE returns 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway, while the LXS and GT-Line achieve 29 city/39 highway. The GT with the seven-speed gearbox returns 27 city/35 highway, and with the manual it pulls off 22 city/31 highway.
The Forte FE is well-equipped, especially for such an affordable car. Its standard equipment list even contains Kia Drive Wise, an advanced active-safety technology bundle with driver attention warning, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, and rear occupant alert. Beyond that, it gets cloth seats, automatic headlights, keyless entry, a USB port, and 15-inch wheels. Its infotainment system is well rounded with an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls and audio streaming, and an audio system with four speakers.
The LXS gets the same infotainment system and Drive Wise package, but it’s eligible for a few additional available driver-assist technologies: safe exit warning, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, and rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist. Its wheels are upgraded to 16-inchers, and it also gets soft-touch door trim and a rear seatback that splits 60/40 and folds down to accommodate long or oversized items in the trunk. LED turn-signal indicators for the exterior mirrors are optional.
This trim raises the bar on looks and attitude with some track-inspired upgrades such as alloy sport pedals, a flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a leather-wrapped shifter knob. Plus, its exterior mirrors are heated to melt the frost, and they are standardly equipped with the aforementioned LED turn-signal indicators. Also standard are fog lights, push-button ignition, 17-inch wheels, a front USB charging port, dual-zone auto climate control, and a Smart Trunk (which opens automatically if you stand behind it with the Smart Key). The seating situation is enhanced with a mix of SynTex imitation leather and cloth, a folding rear center armrest with cupholders, and front and rear cup/bottle holders. Among the GT-Line’s options are heated and ventilated front seats, a sunroof, wireless smartphone charging, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a rear USB charging port, and LED interior lighting.
This trim’s standard Drive Wise package includes blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, safe exit warning, and rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, and buyers can add an enhanced version of forward collision-avoidance assist system that includes cyclist detection, plus navigation-based adaptive cruise control and highway driving assist. The GT-Line infotainment bonuses are a 10.25-inch touchscreen (which requires a switch to plug-in smartphone integration), navigation, voice recognition, and SiriusXM satellite radio. A Harman Kardon Premium Audio system with eight speakers and a subwoofer is available.
GT and GT Manual
Aside from that heftier powerplant, the GT receives a standard wireless phone charger, rear USB charging port, and power driver’s seat; the other optional features mentioned for the GT-Line are still available on the GT. It also adds automatic high beams, two-tone 18-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting, and LED headlights. The same optional driver-assist features are offered for the GT trims, which are also eligible for rear parking sensors.