2020 Kia Forte Preview: Release Date, Features, Specs, & Design.
Photo Gallery: 2020 Kia Forte
- On sale: in 2020
- Price from: start at $18,855
With exterior styling inspired by the Stinger sports sedan, the 2020 Kia Forte is a fashionable compact sedan with a high-value features list. Although it’s not a Stinger, the Forte is a competent and useful small car with a low price. Unlike hatchback rivals such as the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, and Subaru Impreza, the Forte is offered only as a four-door sedan. It offers plenty of in-car technology to satisfy the tech savvy, and its two engine choices are fuel efficient. Although the base four-cylinder only puts out a meager 147 horsepower, it is rated by the EPA for up to 41 mpg highway. That, combined with its low price, makes this a compelling compact sedan.
For its sophomore year, the Forte retains much of the 2019 car’s styling and features. Kia has added two trim levels. The turbocharged GT puts out 201 horsepower, and the GT-Line has the looks of the high-performance GT model minus the engine or suspension upgrades. Elsewhere, the EX model gains a Special Edition package, which includes a Harman/Kardon audio system, a gloss-black painted rear spoiler, a power sunroof, two-tone red seat upholstery, in-dash navigation, and a wireless smartphone-charging pad.