07-11-19

2017 Kia Forte Release Date

When you decide it’s time to invest in a new vehicle, you may want to know what the latest models have to offer. It can be challenging to figure out what is new with the most recent models. Today we’re going to help by taking an in-depth look at the 2017 Kia Forte release date, including what new features it has to offer.

What’s new with the 2017 Kia Forte?

One of the biggest changes for the new Kia Forte is its performance capabilities. The 2017 Kia Forte has a new standard 2.0 liter engine, plus an updated six-speed automatic transmission. This 2.0-liter Atkinson I-4 engine provides up to 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. This new base engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, but you can opt for the six-speed automatic transmission that is available. This new engine also delivers improved fuel economy and smoother shifts.

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The Kia Forte also has a new trim level option. This sporty S trim falls between the entry-level LX trim and the top-trim EX model. This new trim offers a sport-tuned suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED positioning lights, rear spoiler and a chrome exhaust tip. The EX trim level also comes with some new features including LED taillights, Smart Key with perimeter approach lighting and front door pocket lighting and new 17-inch alloy wheels. Both the EX and S trims come standard with UVO3, which is a 7-inch touchscreen that includes a suite of core smart phone functions using Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 2017 Forte also includes new advanced safety features including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Bending Light.

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If you are interested in learning more about the 2017 Kia Forte call or visit Gateway Kia of Quakertown. We will be able to answer any further questions you might have. We can even help you schedule a test drive when it arrives here in Quakertown PA. See what other drivers love about the Kia lineup.

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