2018 Kia Forte Specs, Features, Price, and Release Date – EX, LX, and SX

The concept of the Kia Forte is quite simple, but this doesn’t mean it’s not one to consider. The Forte has become a sub-compact car that rivals that of many auto manufacturers as it packs so much into a car while maintaining a very respectable price. With the 2018 Kia Forte looking to be everything the current model is and so much more, we’re expecting to see huge things out of the redesigned concept.

The 2018 Forte will definitely be another budget-friendly option, but what will help it stand-out from the rest will include many upgrades under the hood, to the exterior, and interior. Kia’s commitment to excellence will once again be seen with great attention to detail while adding more horsepower, legroom, and high-end features.

2018 Kia Forte Specs, Features, Price, and Release Date

This preview takes a closer look at the new 2018 Kia Forte specs, features, price, and release date for all models including the EX, LX, and SX.

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2018 Kia Forte Specs and Features – EX, LX, and SX Model

The 2018 Forte will launch in both a hatchback and sedan style and will offer many engine options to choose from. We’re expecting to see more horsepower which will improve upon one of the biggest disappointments of the current model which offered sub-par acceleration and overall engine performance.

On the inside, high-end features will be seen including an intuitive touchscreen display, voice command navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth, hands-free calling, satellite radio, and much more. On the exterior, we’ll optional and standard features will include chrome accents, LED turn signal indicators, dual heated mirrors, power moonroof, LED lighting, chrome exhaust tip, and much more.

The 2018 Kia Forte engine is expected to be offered in at least three choices including a 205-hp 1.6 litre, 150-hp 1.8 litre, 2.0-liter 175-hp option. We’ll see both a manual and automatic 6-speed transmission, but we’re hearing the fuel economy will be relatively unchanged at about 22-26MPG/city and 30-38MPG/highway.

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2018 Kia Forte Price and Release Date – EX, LX, and SX Model

The launch price of the 2018 Forte will still be one of the best aspects coming in less than other sub-compact cars in its class. Below, we have detailed the latest rumours on what appears to the price of all three models expected.

Model Price
2018 Kia Forte EX Price Starting at $20,200
2018 Kia Forte LX Price Starting at $16,300
2018 Kia Forte SX Price Starting at $21,300

The 2018 Kia Forte release date is rumoured to be pretty consistent with the 2017 models which mean we should see the first arrival before the end of 2017. The launch in Korea will give us more insight, but we’re already hearing Kia is looking to launch all 2018 models during the early part of the fourth quarter 2017. The US launch will be soon to follow which may come as early as October or November the same year.

We’ll continue to bring in new rumours and confirmations on the upcoming 2018 Forte specs, features, price, and release date faster than it comes in.

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