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2018 Forte

MADE FOR The Digital World

Technology, design and comfort are its forte.

  • Made for SECOND GLANCES

    2018 Kia Forte - Front Design

    Front Design

    The front of the Forte has been designed to get you noticed – courtesy of sleek and sophisticated front bumper, grille and headlights. Make an entrance in style.

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  • Made for BRILLIANT INNOVATION

    2018 Kia Forte - Dynamic Lighting

    Dynamic Lighting

    What lies around the bend? With available dynamic bending lights, the headlights turn with your steering wheel, so you’ll stay in the know.

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  • Made for A DASH OF FLASH

    2018 Kia Forte - Wheels

    Wheels

    Any wheel will take you places — these will do it in style. Available 17” machined-finish alloy wheels give your Forte a sportier look that will be sure to get you noticed.

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  • Made for MEMORABLE GOODBYES

    2018 Kia Forte - Rear Design

    Rear Design

    Leave a lasting impression. The rear of the Forte features a bumper and taillight design that gives it a unique signature to be remembered by.

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2018 Kia Forte - Autonomous Emergency Braking

Made for THE UNEXPECTED

If a front collision is imminent, the available autonomous emergency braking system will kick in automatically to provide full braking assistance, up to a complete stop when possible.1

2018 Kia Forte - Apple CarPlay© and Android Auto™

Made for Staying Connected

The available hands-free Apple CarPlay® 6 and Android Auto™ 7 systems allow you to play your music, navigate traffic, check your messages and access other favourite apps all with the sound of your voice.2

2018 Kia Forte - Drive Mode Select

Made for Driving Your Way

Customize your drive. Available Drive Mode Select adjusts power, steering and the transmission to adapt to the ever-changing conditions around you. Normal mode is for day-to-day driving, Eco prioritizes fuel efficiency and Sport provides a more aggressive, performance-focused drive.

2018 Kia Forte - Active Safety

Made for Better Control

The world is unpredictable. The Forte reacts accordingly with active safety features like vehicle stability management, hill assist control, electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes. They all come standard with the 2018 Forte.

Feature Highlights

  • 2018 Kia Forte - LCD Instrumentation

    LCD Instrumentation

    The available 4.2-inch LCD instrument cluster keeps you in the know about your speed, fuel amount and other key vehicle information at a glance.

  • 2018 Kia Forte - Rearview Camera

    Rearview Camera

    An available rearview camera provides extra visibility for those hard-to-see areas, making parking easier than ever before.1

  • 2018 Kia Forte - Blind Spot Detection

    Blind Spot Detection

    Helping you stay aware of your surroundings, available blind spot detection will give you a visual and audible alert if another vehicle is detected.1

  • 2018 Kia Forte - Lane-Keeping Assist System

    Lane-Keeping Assist System

    Drift outside your lane without signaling, and the available lane-keeping assist system will provide you with visual and audible alerts. If there’s no correction, it will automatically steer you back into your lane.1

  • 2018 Kia Forte - High-Strength Steel

    High-Strength Steel

    Every Forte is built on a strong foundation. Its uniquely engineered body combines various high-tensile strength steel alloys. The body structure not only helps provide excellent crash protection, it also contributes to better driving dynamics and a remarkably quiet ride.

  • 2018 Kia Forte - Airbags

    Airbags

    We’ve got your back — and your front and sides. The 2018 Forte protects you and your passengers with advanced dual front, side impact and curtain airbags with finely tuned sensors for the best possible performance. Combined, they help protect you in collisions big and small.

Model Range

LX MT

2018 Kia Forte LX MT
  • Power
    147 HP 
  • Seating
    5 
  • Fuel Economy
    9.46.8

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 

LX MT

Standard Features
  • Engine
    2.0L MPI 4-cylinder 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Manual 
  • Wheels
    15" 
Trim Highlights
  • Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity
  • AUX and USB input ports
  • Heated side-view mirrors
  • Solar glass

LX AT

2018 Kia Forte LX AT
  • Power
    147 HP 
  • Seating
    5 
  • Fuel Economy
    8.06.1

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 

LX AT

Standard Features
  • Engine
    2.0L MPI 4-cylinder 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Sportmatic automatic 
  • Wheels
    15" 
Trim Highlights
  • Drive Mode Select (Eco/Sport/Normal)
  • Air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry with panic function

LX+

2018 Kia Forte LX+
  • Power
    147 HP 
  • Seating
    5 
  • Fuel Economy
    8.06.1

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 

LX+

Standard Features
  • Engine
    2.0L MPI 4-cylinder 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Sportmatic automatic 
  • Wheels
    16" Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • 7" Display Audio
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® smartphone integration
  • Heated front seats
  • Rearview camera

EX

2018 Kia Forte EX
  • Power
    164 HP 
  • Seating
    5 
  • Fuel Economy
    9.47.0

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 

EX

Standard Features
  • Engine
    2.0L GDI 4-cylinder 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Sportmatic automatic 
  • Wheels
    16" Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • Premium cloth seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Smart Key with push-button start
  • Heated steering wheel

EX+

2018 Kia Forte EX+
  • Power
    164 HP 
  • Seating
    5 
  • Fuel Economy
    9.47.0

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 

EX+

Standard Features
  • Engine
    2.0L GDI 4-cylinder 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Sportmatic automatic 
  • Wheels
    17" Machined-Finish Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • Power sunroof
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Smart Key with push-button start
  • Heated steering wheel

EX Luxury

2018 Kia Forte EX Luxury
  • Power
    164 HP 
  • Seating
    5 
  • Fuel Economy
    9.47.0

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 

EX Luxury

Standard Features
  • Engine
    2.0L GDI 4-cylinder 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Sportmatic automatic 
  • Wheels
    17" Machined-Finish Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • Blind spot detection
  • Leather seats
  • 10-way adjustable driver's seat
  • Heated rear seats

SX

2018 Kia Forte SX
  • Power
    164 HP 
  • Seating
    5 
  • Fuel Economy
    9.47.0

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from 

SX

Standard Features
  • Engine
    2.0L GDI 4-cylinder 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Sportmatic automatic 
  • Wheels
    17" Machined-Finish Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • Autonomous emergency braking system
  • Lane-keeping assist system
  • Air-cooled front seats
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Multimedia interface with navigation
  • Xenon HID Headlights

Exterior Colours

Snow White Pearl

Snow White Pearl (P)
BC/BL

Ultra Silver

Ultra Silver (M)
BC/BL

Urban Grey

Urban Grey (M)
BC/BL

Aurora Black

Aurora Black
BC/BL

Hyper Blue

Hyper Blue (M)
BC/BL

Radiant Red

Radiant Red (M)
BC/BL

M = Metallic
P = Pearl


Interior Colours

LX Trim Black Cloth

Black Cloth (LX Trim)
BC

LX+ Trim Black Cloth

Black Cloth (LX+ Trim)
BC

EX Trim Black Cloth

Black Cloth (EX Trim)
BC

Black Leather

Black Leather (EX Luxury and SX trims)
BL

Features

  • FeatureLXEXSX
    15" steel wheels with covers --
    16" alloy wheels  -
    17" machined-finish alloy wheels-  
    195/65 R15 tires --
    205/55 R16 tires  -
    215/45 R17 tires-  
    Electronic power steering   
    Tire mobility kit  -
    Compact spare tire-- 
    Projection headlights  -
    Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights-- 
    LED positioning lights-  
    Dynamic bending lights-- 
    Headlight escort function   
    Fog lights   
    LED light bar taillights-- 
    Power sideview mirrors   
    Heated sideview mirrors   
    LED sideview mirror signal repeaters-  
    Body coloured sideview mirrors   
    Body coloured door handles --
    Chrome door handles-  
    Chrome trim-  
    Power sunroof-  
    Windshield wiper de-icer   
    Solar glass   
    Power folding sideview mirrors-  
    Rear spoiler-- 
    Stainless steel exhaust tip (single)-  
    Splash guards   
    Checkmark icon = AvailablePlus icon = Plus PackageLUX = Luxury PackageAT = Automatic transmission- = Not available
  • FeatureLXEXSX
    Air conditioningAT  
    Dual-zone automatic climate control-  
    AM/FM/MP3/satellite radio5   
    Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity2,4   
    4-speakers --
    6-speakers   
    7-inch Display Audio  -
    Integrated navigation3-- 
    Apple Carplay® and Android Auto smartphone integration2,6,7   
    LCD instrument cluster6  -
    Supervision instrument cluster-LUX 
    Trip computer   
    Tilt and telescopic steering column   
    Steering wheel-mounted cruise control   
    Steering wheel-mounted audio controls   
    Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters-- 
    Power windows   
    Express down driver window --
    Express up/down front windows   
    Obstacle-detecting front windows   
    Power door locks   
    Two-turn driver side unlock   
    Central door lock   
    Remote keyless entry with panic functionAT--
    Smart key with push-button start-  
    Smart release trunk-  
    AUX and USB input ports   
    Sliding centre armrest-  
    Rear centre armrest   
    Auto-dimming rearview mirror-  
    Illuminated vanity mirrors   
    Glove box illumination   
    Drive Mode Select (Eco/Normal/Sport)AT  
    Checkmark icon = AvailablePlus icon = Plus PackageLUX = Luxury PackageAT = Automatic transmission- = Not available
  • FeatureLXEXSX
    Cloth seats --
    Premium cloth seats- -
    Leather seats-LUX 
    Heated front seats   
    Heated rear seats-LUX 
    Air-cooled front seats-- 
    Heated steering wheel-  
    Height adjustable driver seat   
    10-way adjustable driver's seat-LUX 
    Driver’s seat memory function-LUX 
    60:40 folding rear seats   
    Soft-touch door panels-  
    Leather-wrapped steering wheel-  
    Leather-wrapped gear shift knob-  
    Alloy pedals-- 
    Checkmark icon = AvailablePlus icon = Plus PackageLUX = Luxury PackageAT = Automatic transmission- = Not available
  • FeatureLXEXSX
    Dual advanced front airbags   
    Dual front side-mounted impact airbags   
    Dual side curtain airbags   
    4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)   
    Electronic stability control (ESC)   
    Vehicle stability management (VSM)   
    Hill-assist control (HAC)   
    Rearview camera1   
    Blind spot detection system-LUX 
    Lane-keeping assist system1-- 
    Autonomous emergency braking system1-- 
    Impact sensing auto door unlock   
    Checkmark icon = AvailablePlus icon = Plus PackageLUX = Luxury PackageAT = Automatic transmission- = Not available

Specifications

  • Mechanical
    LXEXSX
    Type
    2.0L, MPI, Inline 4 cylinder, all aluminum2.0L, GDI, Inline 4 cylinder, all aluminum2.0L, GDI, Inline 4 cylinder, all aluminum
    Valve Train
    DOHC, 16 valve, Dual-cam variable valve timing (D-CVVT)DOHC, 16 valve, Dual-cam variable valve timing (D-CVVT)DOHC, 16 valve, Dual-cam variable valve timing (D-CVVT)
    Horsepower
    147 hp @ 6,200 rpm164 hp @ 6,200 rpm164 hp @ 6,200 rpm
    Torque
    132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm151 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm151 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
    Intake
    Variable Intake System (VIS)Variable Intake System (VIS)Variable Intake System (VIS)
    Compression Ratio
    12.5:111.5:111.5:1
    Fuel Management
    Multi-port Injection (MPI)Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
    Transmission
    6-speed manual;
    available 6-speed Sportmatic automatic
    6-speed Sportmatic automatic6-speed Sportmatic automatic
  • Body
    LXEXSX
    Layout
    Front engine, front wheel driveFront engine, front wheel driveFront engine, front wheel drive
    Body Type
    UnibodyUnibodyUnibody
    Front Suspension
    MacPherson struts, coil springs and gas shock absorberMacPherson struts, coil springs and gas shock absorberMacPherson struts, coil springs and gas shock absorber
    Rear Suspension
    Coupled torsion beam axle with gas shock absorberCoupled torsion beam axle with gas shock absorberCoupled torsion beam axle with gas shock absorber
    Steering
    Electric power steeringElectric power steeringElectric power steering
  • Brakes
    LXEXSX
    Type
    4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    ABS
    4-sensor, 4-channel4-sensor, 4-channel4-sensor, 4-channel
    Front
    280mm (11.0 in.) vented discs280mm (11.0 in.) vented discs280mm (11.0 in.) vented discs
    Rear
    262mm (10.3 in.) solid discs262mm (10.3 in.) solid discs262mm (10.3 in.) solid discs

Measures

  • Dimensions
    LXEXSX
    Wheelbase
    2,700mm (106.3 in.)2,700mm (106.3 in.)2,700mm (106.3 in.)
    Length
    4,560mm (179.5 in.)4,560mm (179.5 in.)4,560mm (179.5 in.)
    Width
    1,780mm (70.1 in.)1,780mm (70.1 in.)1,780mm (70.1 in.)
    Height
    1,430mm (56.5 in.)1,430mm (56.5 in.)1,430mm (56.5 in.)
    Ground Clearance
    135mm (5.3 in.)135mm (5.3 in.)135mm (5.3 in.)
    Head Room(Front)
    992mm (39.1 in.)992mm (39.1 in.)992mm (39.1 in.)
    Head Room(Rear)
    948mm (37.3 in.)948mm (37.3 in.)948mm (37.3 in.)
    Shoulder Room(Front)
    1,424mm (56.1 in.)1,424mm (56.1 in.)1,424mm (56.1 in.)
    Shoulder Room(Rear)
    1,395mm (54.9 in.)1,395mm (54.9 in.)1,395mm (54.9 in.)
    Leg Room(Front)
    1,073mm (42.2 in.)1,073mm (42.2 in.)1,073mm (42.2 in.)
    Leg Room(Rear)
    913mm (35.9 in.)913mm (35.9 in.)913mm (35.9 in.)
    Hip Room(Front)
    1,366mm (53.8 in.)1,366mm (53.8 in.)1,366mm (53.8 in.)
    Hip Room(Rear)
    1,348mm (53.1 in.)1,348mm (53.1 in.)1,348mm (53.1 in.)
  • Capacities
    LXEXSX
    Interior Volume
    2,723 L (96 cu. ft.)2,723 L (96 cu. ft.)2,723 L (96 cu. ft.)
    Interior Volume(with sunroof)
    2,691 L (95 cu. ft.)2,691 L (95 cu. ft.)2,691 L (95 cu. ft.)
    Cargo Capacity(seats upright)
    421 L (14.9 cu. ft.)421 L (14.9 cu. ft.)421 L (14.9 cu. ft.)
    Fuel Tank Capacity
    50 L50 L50 L
  • Weight
    LXEXSX
    Maximum Curb Weight
    1,328 - 1,350 kg (2,928 - 2,976 lbs.)1,374 kg (3,029 lbs.)1,374 kg (3,029 lbs.)
    Gross Vehicle Weight
    1,740 - 1,760 kg (3,836 - 3,880 lbs.)1,770 kg (3,902 lbs.)1,770 kg (3,902 lbs.)

Disclaimers

  1. Please note that your vehicle may not be equipped with all features described. This also applies to safety-related systems and functions. None of the features we describe are intended to replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving and are not a substitute for safe driving practices. Some features may have technological limitations. For additional information regarding the various features, including their limitations and restrictions, please refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual.
  2. Compatible smartphone required. Data rates may apply, please check with your wireless service provider.
  3. When equipped with the navigation system, French voice commands may be limited.
  4. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. A compatible Bluetooth wireless technology-enabled cell phone is required to use Bluetooth hands-free wireless technology.
  5. SiriusXM® satellite radio service includes 3 month trial and is available in the 10 provinces and three territories of Canada, and the 48 contiguous states of the U.S. Monthly subscription sold separately after three trial months.
  6. Apple, the Apple logo, CarPlay, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
  7. Google, Google Play, Google Maps, and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc. Google Maps ©2017 Google.