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What Changed

Updated front styling. New 2.0l four-cylinder engine in the LX and S models.

Comparison to Prior Model

2017 Kia Forte 2016 Kia Forte
2017 Kia Forte 2016 Kia Forte
Price Range ($) $16,490 - $21,200 $15,990 - $24,990
Length (in) 179.5 179.5
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Width (in) 70.1 70.1
Height (in) 56.5 56.5
Track (in) 61.5 61.5
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 360.9 360.9
Curb Weight (lbs.) 2811-2908 2736-2857
Legroom Total (in.) 78.1 78.1
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.1 96.1
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 14.9 14.9
Driven Wheels
  • FWD
  • FWD
Engines
  • 2.0l I4 (147-bhp)
  • 2.0l I4 (164-bhp)
  • 1.8l I4 (148-bhp)
  • 2.0l I4 (173-bhp)
Transmissions A6, M6 A6, M6
City MPG 25-29 24-25
Highway MPG 33-38 36-37
Combined MPG 29-33 29-30
Style 3 stars out of 5 Not Rated
Utility 2 stars out of 5 Not Rated
Livability 5 stars out of 5 Not Rated
Value 5 stars out of 5 Not Rated
Fun 2 stars out of 5 Not Rated
Velocity Index 59 64
Equipment: Good
  • $19,200
  • $19,990
Equipment: Better
  • $21,200
  • $22,990
Equipment: Best
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