2018 Kia Forte Specs

2018 Kia Forte in Silky SIlverThinking that the 2018 Kia Forte might be the sedan for you? Then, you’re in the right place! In this 2018 Kia Forte specs guide, we at Pat Peck Kia will give you a run-down of what this impressive vehicle has to offer.

Shoppers in D’Iberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg should read ahead to learn more about the Forte’s performance specifications, spacious interior dimensions, and many top-notch features!

Forte Performance Specifications

2018 Kia Forte Snow White Pearl

The 2018 Kia Forte is standardly powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine. This engine can be either Multi-Point Injected (MPI) or Gasoline Direct Injected (GDI). With the former instrumentation, you’ll achieve an impressive EPA-estimated 29 city/37 highway/32 combined MPG.1 The latter instrumentation gets you a boost in power, which allows the Forte to produce 164 horsepower.

This engine can be paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or an Electronically Controlled 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic®. The Sportmatic® feature is essentially an automated manual driving mode that lets you customize your power for an energized drive.

Spacious & Comfortable Interior

As a sedan, the interior of the 2018 Kia Forte is equipped with five seats and a total of 96.2 cubic feet of interior space. However, this model goes the extra mile by making all five seats roomy and comfortable with the following dimensions:

Front Row Seats

Second Row Seats


39.1 inches

37.3 inches

Hip Room

53.8 inches

53.1 inches


42.2 inches

35.9 inches

Shoulder Room

56.1 inches

54.9 inches

With this roominess comes several comfort features, starting with several upholstery options, including premium sport cloth and leather. You can also opt for heated and ventilated front seats that are 10-way power-adjustable. You can even include a dual-zone automatic climate control system for ultimate interior comfort.

On top of these spacious seats and many comfort features inside the Forte, you’ll also have 14.9 cubic feet of cargo room to take advantage of in the trunk. Pack in all of your loved ones and everything you need for your next trip.

Top-Notch Features

2018 Kia Forte Interior Technology

The inside of the 2018 Kia Forte isn’t just spacious—it’s tech-savvy, too. This model offers a wide array of entertainment, convenience, and safety features, starting with standard Bluetooth® connectability for hands-free phone calling and wireless audio streaming.

However, the Forte doesn’t stop there. Opt for either of its available UVO infotainment systems, which bundle a handy 7-inch touchscreen display, smartphone app integration via Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, a voice commanded navigation system, and real-time SiriusXM® Traffic updates.

On top of all this entertainment and convenience tech, you’ll get your pick of several advanced active safety features, including:

  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keep Assist System

These features use advanced sensors and exterior cameras to monitor your surroundings, warn you of potential collisions, and even act automatically to help prevent them.

Want to learn more about the Kia Forte? Check out our Forte reviews page to learn about the interior, trim levels, and more!

Explore the 2018 Kia Forte Today!

Now that you’ve learn all about the Kia Forte’s specs, it’s now time to take the 2018 Forte for a test drive and see what else it’s capable of. Shoppers in D’Iberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call at Pat Peck Kia!


1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.


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