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Drive With Confidence in the 2021 Kia Forte

The 2021 Kia Forte is a great car for the St. Louis area! It provides the head-turning style you crave when you head out in Chesterfield. In terms of your next compact car, this is far and away one of the finest options on the road today. With its classic good looks and sophisticated features, you are bound to find plenty of reasons to love this elegant traveler. If you are interested in checking out the Forte up close, come by HW Kia of West County in Ballwin, MO, to talk to one of our staff. There are six trim models for the Kia Forte, so you can choose the car that works best for your lifestyle.

The 2021 Kia Forte is available in five very distinct trim levels, all designed to elevate your driving status on the streets of St. Charles. It comes loaded with advanced technology and comfort features geared to make your Ballwin commute safer and more enjoyable. It gives you room for up to five passengers to ride comfortably in a spacious cabin, packed with infotainment technology and elements not found in many other sedans in its class.

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Kia Forte Performance

Two engine options let you get the most power out of your Kia Forte. It starts with the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This potent performer churns out 147-horsepower and comes linked with a six-speed manual transmission for a more personal driving experience. Once you get past the base trim, you'll discover a smooth-shifting continuously variable automatic transmission. The high-performance GT-Line trim comes with a 201-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Or choose the manual transmission as you jet across St. Louis in style.

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Interior Comfort and Technology

When you first sit inside the 2021 Kia Forte, you will immediately notice how much room your passengers will enjoy. Two rows of well-cushioned seats provide all the comfort anyone could need. Cloth upholstery is the standard fare, but you will find fabulous synthetic leather seating as a great upgrade as you climb the trim ladder. Even available sport cloth seats with synthetic leather trimming make you feel ready for action when you climb inside. A user-friendly infotainment system lets every driver sync up their smartphone to an eight-inch touchscreen. Wireless device charging and navigation come standard in the upper trims. Who wouldn't want to see the view of the St. Louis Arch from the available sunroof of the 2021 Kia Forte.

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Standard Safety

The 2021 Kia Forte gives drivers the confidence to battle the St. Louis highways safely. It earned the highest ratings in all six Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests in 2021. It helps that it comes loaded with plenty of standard and available driver-assist features, like Driver Attention Monitoring, forward collision warning, and pedestrian detection, to name a few. It can be treacherous on the interstates near Ballwin. So, it is comforting to know your Kia Forte is looking out for you.

Kia Forte Trim Levels

St. Louis drivers are always looking for a stylish advantage when it comes to their next new car. The 2021 Kia Forte may be exactly what you are looking for! HW Kia of West County in Ballwin, MO is excited to show off the latest version of this great sedan. There are six trim models for the Kia Forte, so you can choose the car that works best for your lifestyle.

Kia Forte FE

The Kia Forte FE has five seats and a 6-speed manual transmission. This car is also a front-wheel drive and gets exceptional miles per gallon convenient for the Ballwin area. The standard engine for the Kia Forte FE is a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder with 147 horsepower.

Kia Forte FE has convenience features such as power windows, remote keyless entry, and power rear windows. There is also an overhead console and rear cup holders.

New standard entertainment features for the Kia Forte FE are steering wheel-mounted audio controls as well as a radio data system. You can also connect to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to sync your smartphone. The speed-sensitive volume feature is a wonderful feature when you drive at fast speeds or with a lot of traffic.

Kia Forte LXS

New Kia Forte LXS has terrific safety features for the Chesterfield area.  These features include dual front impact airbags as well as electronic stability. There are also adjustable front head restraints and height-adjustable front seat belts. There is forward-collision avoidance assist and occupant sensing airbags and traction control for the Kia Forte LXS.

Kia Forte GT-Line

The Kia Forte GT-Line has an engine immobilizer as well as a security system.  The exterior has 17-inch wheels and gas-pressurized front shocks. There are also gas-pressurized rear shocks as well as alloy wheels.

The interior of the Kia Forte GT-Line offers power windows, remote keyless entry, and rear door bins that are all great for running errands in the St. Charles area.  There is one USB port for connectivity as well as a garage door transmitter with Homelink. There is an emergency communication system and an illuminated entry. You and your passengers will both enjoy the convenient cup holders in both the front and rear seating.

The entertainment system for the Kia Forte GT-Line comes with a standard six-speaker stereo system and a window grid antenna. There is also a digital signal processor as well as a touch screen monitor.

Kia Forte GT

The Kia Forte GT has remote activated approach lights as well as daytime running lights. There are six airbags and rear child safety locks. The top safety features for the Kia Forte GT include brake assist as well as a panic alarm and a security system.

The Kia Forte GT also includes a 201 horsepower engine that has 1.6 L and is a 4-cylinder. The transmission for this model is a six-speed auto-shift manual.

The optional GT2 package for the Kia Forte GT includes leatherette seating trim and heated and ventilated front seats. You can also enjoy the Harman Kardon premium audio system with this package.

Kia Forte GT Manual

The Kia Forte GT manual has a 201 horsepower 1.6 L engine. The transmission is a six-speed manual with overdrive. This is a front-wheel-drive model with shooting for 5.  This model also has 18-inch wheels on the exterior as well as a front anti-roll bar.

Kia Forte EX

The Kia Forte EX has exceptional entertainment features. There is an eight-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system standard. You will also find a 320-watt amplifier as well as steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.

The exterior of the Kia Forte EX includes a black with chrome surround for the grill as well as body-colored door handles. The exhaust is chrome-tipped, and there are front and rear mud flaps for convenience.

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How the Kia Forte Rates Against Other Kia Cars

  • Kia K5: The all-new Kia K5 is a superb sedan. It is larger than the compact Kia Forte. So, it lets you enjoy the benefits that come along with size, like a more potent engine option. But that, alone, doesn't appeal to all drivers. In terms of passenger space and fuel economy, the Kia Forte and Kia K5 are virtually identical. The Kia Forte gets the slight edge with more headroom for your taller passengers. The difference comes at checkout time. The smaller Kia Forte provides more value for your dollar than the Kia K5.
  • Kia Rio: on the flip side of the spectrum, you will find the subcompact 2021 Kia Rio. The smallest member of the Kia lineup is available in both a hatchback and a sedan, which gives St. Charles drivers some options for cargo space. If power is your poison, the Kia Forte tops the Kia Rio, 120-horsepower to 147 horsepower in the base engines. Both come with the same eight-inch infotainment touchscreen and smartphone integration. The larger Kia Forte provides more passenger room and cargo space than the Kia Rio.
  • Kia Stinger: In terms of performance, the 2021 Kia Stinger is in a class of its own. It matches up well against the Kia Forte GT-Line trim. The Kia Stinger gets its energy from a turbocharged 255-horsepower four-cylinder or a twin-turbocharged V6, worth about 325 horsepower. The Kia Forte GT-Line tops out at 201 horsepower from its turbocharged four-cylinder. The trade-off comes in fuel economy, where the Kia Forte excels with its 37 mpg on the highway, compared to the Kia Stinger's 29 mpg on the highways. When you consider your passengers, you may think the Forte has the advantage. Still, when calculating interior space, it is closer than you might think, with the Stinger actually giving rear passengers more legroom. The Forte surpasses the Stinger in cargo space.

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