2022 Kia Forte for Sale in West Springfield, MA

Overview

The 2022 Kia Forte has long been a go-to sedan in the affordable car segment, but it certainly doesn’t look or feel low-cost. Now that it’s been refreshed for this new model year, the Forte shows off a sporty design that complements its capable performance, plus it offers a varied list of enticing available features. Although the ’22 version carries on the Forte’s third generation, significant changes have been made to its style and interior amenities. The exterior displays a striking new headlight design, an eye-catching tiger-nose grille, revised front and rear bumpers, and a refreshed trunk lid spoiler. The GT-Line and GT trims now have LED fog lights and an edgier rear LED light design, and the LXS and GT-Line reveal new dark-gray wheel designs.

Even more exciting is the news that the Forte’s cabin is more tech-forward than ever. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard on all trims, and the GT-Line and GT debut an infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen. What’s more, synthetic leather upholstery is now available, and the optional Smart Key gains remote start. The Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology suite has been bolstered this year as well. Not only have several of its key systems been updated, but lane following assist is now standard, and highway driving assist, navigation-based adaptive cruise control, and safe exit warning have been added.

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.

Equipment By Trim

Despite its affordability, the Forte has plenty of enticing equipment. The FE gets the basics: automatic headlights, 15-inch wheels, keyless entry, cloth seating, and a USB/auxiliary input jack. The LXS moves up to 16-inch wheels, luxuriant soft-touch door trim, and a 60/40-split folding rear seatback; LED side-mirror turn-signal indicators are available. Along with its sportier accents, the GT-Line has side mirrors that are heated and include those turn-signal indicators. This trim also receives a Smart Trunk (which opens automatically if you stand behind it with the Smart Key), LED exterior lighting elements, fog lights, 17-inch wheels, a front USB charging port, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a folding rear center armrest with cupholders, front and rear bottle holders, a front passenger seatback pocket, synthetic leather seats with trim-specific stitching, and some track-inspired upgrades: alloy sport pedals, a flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a leather-enrobed shift knob. Several upscale features are available, such as a sunroof, a rear USB charging port, a wireless phone charger, LED interior lighting, a power driver’s seat, and heated and ventilated front seats. In addition to a more powerful engine, the GT gets the wireless phone charger, rear USB charging port, and power driver’s seat; those remaining optional features from the GT-Line are still available. The GT’s added amenities over the GT-Line include LED headlights, two-tone 18-inch wheels, and ambient interior lighting.

Active Safety and Multimedia Technologies

The Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology suite is standard in each trim, but it becomes more advanced the higher you climb up the trim ladder. The FE and LXS get forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, driver attention warning, and rear occupant alert. The LXS also qualifies for the available blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, and safe exit warning. The GT-Line gets those optional safety features as standard and can be ordered with an upgraded forward collision-avoidance assist system that includes cyclist detection, plus navigation-based adaptive cruise control and highway driving assist. Each of those is also available in the GT, as are rear parking sensors. The GT is the only trim that gets standard automatic high beams.

The FE and LXS have an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, and a four-speaker sound system. The GT-Line and GT upgrade to a 10.25-inch touchscreen, integrated navigation, voice recognition, SiriusXM satellite radio, and plug-in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A Harman Kardon Premium Audio system with eight speakers and a subwoofer is optional for both the GT-Line and GT.

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Back-Up Camera,Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) Blind Spot,Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity,GT-LINE TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE -inc: Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) Smart Cruise Control stop & go steering remote controls and highway driving assist Highway Driving Assist (HDA) Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) w/Auto Hold Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist - Cyclist,Front Fog Lamps,Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents,Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button,Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Lane Departure Warning,Leather Seats,Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start,Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
 
Back-Up Camera,Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) Blind Spot,Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity,GT TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE -inc: Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) w/Auto Hold Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist - Cyclist,Front Fog Lamps,Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents,Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button,Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Lane Departure Warning,Leather Seats,Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start,Satellite Radio,Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
 

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