The Kia Forte: A Redesign of a Popular Sedan at HW Kia of West County

The Kia Forte has long been a strong consideration for many of our St. Louis, MO customers looking for a fuel-efficient sedan with an abundance of features and an impressive warranty.  This fan-favorite was redesigned for 2019 and came out of this makeover maintaining those things that customers loved, while adding features like a new transmission and some safety aids, to improve on excellence.  HW Kia of West County, located at 14116 Manchester Road in Ballwin, MO, is excited to have this all-new sedan in our inventory.  Check out our new Kia inventory and see our current selection.

Trim Levels Sure to Excite

The Kia Forte has a goal of being able to provide something for almost every customer.  The Forte is currently available in four trim levels, allowing customers to decide which features and luxuries they want in this new vehicle:

  • FE-The base trim level of the Kia Forte features some connectivity and entertainment systems like Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and an audio system with USB and auxiliary audio jacks.  The standard safety features on the FE are impressive.  Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist are all standard on the base trim.
  • LXS-This midlevel trim has everything the FE trim offers while adding 16-inch alloy wheels, a softer design to the dash and doors, a variety of driving modes, as well as a 60/40-split folding rear seat.
  • S-There is a premium package for this trim that gives drivers LED headlights, automatic high beams, and a sunroof.  In addition, drivers of the S trim level will receive the Kia Uvo communication services, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
  • EX-Luxury is the word to describe this top trim level.  Heated and ventilated leather seats, power adjustable seats, and some extra USB ports.  Other features included are windshield wiper de-icer, a push-button ignition, keyless trunk and car entry, as well as Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Red Kia Forte near St. Louis

A Fun-to-Drive Sedan

Each Kia Forte trim level is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can generate 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque.  A continuously variable transmission is standard on most trim levels and provides for a fuel-efficient experience.  There is also a six-speed manual transmission comes standard with the FE trim level.  This sedan will impress with its powerful acceleration and sporty steering.  The braking on this vehicle is responsive and will give drivers that they will stop quickly when needed.

Kia Forte Interior and technology

Lots of Technology for Connectivity and Entertainment

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration are standard on this sedan.  These apps give drivers the ability to have access to some of their favorite phone apps and an interface they are comfortable with.  The available SiriusXM® Traffic will give drivers tips and real-time traffic updates when on trips when combined with the available Voice Command Navigation.  The available eight-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System gives drivers 320 watts of musical power while the Clari-Fi™ technology ensures that restoration is precise, crisp, and clear.

A Sedan that Can Keep You Safe

The Kia Forte has a lot of active and passive safety features to keep drivers and their passengers safe.  The Forte features six airbags and sensors that do their part to monitor the impact during a collision, so it can manage the inflation of the airbags.  Standard active safety features include Hill Start Assist Control, Antilock Braking System, Traction Control System, and Electronic Stability Control.  These features help keep your Kia on the road while staying steady and ready to stop when needed.

Come Experience the Kia Forte

If you are looking for a sedan jam-packed with convenience, luxury, and safety, come to HW Kia of West County, in Ballwin, MO and consider the Kia Forte.  Schedule your test drive with one of our sales consultants and experience the performance and value of the all-new Forte today.

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HW Kia of West County

14116 Manchester Road
Directions Ballwin, MO 63011

  • Sales: (636) 591-2900
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