2017 Kia Forte Review

Compact, efficient, and reliable are just some of the words that are often used to describe the 2017 Kia Forte. This compact car has a lot to like, with everything from advanced safety features to a high-performance engine.

2017 Kia ForteFor everyone in the D’lberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg areas, Pat Peck Kia has created this 2017 Kia Forte review, so you understand every detail of this compact car before getting behind the wheel.

Engine Specifics

With three available options, the 2017 Kia Forte gives you a versatile line of engines to choose from:

  • 2.0L MPI 4-cylinder with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder with 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.
  • 1.6L Turbo 4-cylinder with 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

All three of these engines feature 6-speed manual or electronically controlled transmissions, but the 1.6L Turbo has another option. A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission adds a new level of control and versatility to the Forte.

Exterior Styling

You’ll find a wide range of stylish features when browsing through each of the Kia Forte trims. An available power sunroof, outside mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, and an available rear deck lid spoiler are just some of the attractive features.

To add another layer of flair, available dual chrome exhaust tips and rear and front LED lights help the Forte stand out in even the most congested traffic.

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The 2017 Kia Forte places your safety at the top of its priority list. With a Forward Collision Warning System, you’ll be alerted if the system detects any objects immediately ahead, giving you an opportunity to slow down.

Also, weaving in and out of traffic is much easier with Blind Spot Detection with Lane-Change Assist. If you’re about to change lanes and someone happens to be sitting in your blind spot, you’ll receive an audio and visual alert.

Convenience & Infotainment

To make your ride in the 2017 Kia Forte easier, a bevy of features helps add to the enjoyment of driving.

The most striking new feature may be UVO. UVO is short for “Your Voice,” and it allows you to connect your smartphone with the Forte. This is different from Bluetooth®, however, because it adds a bunch of different features and can be used away from the car. UVO will help you locate your Forte in a crowded lot, monitor your vehicle’s driving habits, and check maintenance requirements, among other things.

Also, an available rear-camera display will help you slide out of that tight parking spot without having to worry about oncoming traffic. The display will show you a picture of everything sitting behind the rear of your Kia Forte.

The 2017 Kia Forte is Waiting for You

Always known for being efficient and safe, the engine versatility and technology advancements in the 2017 Kia Forte help this model stand out.

Want to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Kia Forte? If you’re around D’Iberville, Gulfport, or Hattiesburg, contact Pat Peck Kia and schedule your test drive today!