Test Drive 2018 KIA Forte l Centennial Colorado

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While early compact cars focused on economy at the expense of other attributes, entries like the KIA Forte offer much more: roominess, cabin sophistication, and lots of standard features. Around since 2008, the KIA Forte is about to close out its second production cycle as it enters the 2018 model year: its tenth. Available as a four-door sedan, the 2018 Forte has three trims: LX, S, and EX.

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Exterior - KIA Forte Dealership Test Drives

At the exterior, the 2018 KIA Forte starts with features such as projector beam headlights and heated outside mirrors. Auto light control, which is added on the S and EX, enables the headlights to switch on or off depending on the amount of outside light. Also added on the S and EX are LED positioning lights for adding more style to the front fascia and a chrome tip to beautify the exhaust system. True to its sports orientation, the S is the only trim with a trunk lip spoiler for boosting aerodynamic performance. The EX has its own share of standouts, such as chrome window molding, LED turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors, a hands-free smart trunk, front fog lights, and LED rear combination lamps and an LED center high mounted stop light. The LX rides on 15-inch steel wheels; the others have alloy ones: 16 inches on the S and 17 inches on the EX.

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Interior - Schedule Your 2018 KIA Forte Test Drive

The 2018 Forte is a two-row vehicle that seats up to five people. Total interior volume is measured at up to 96.2 cubic feet (without the optional sunroof). The trunk space yields 14.9 cubic feet, with the option of folding down the rear bench-style seat to expand cargo room into the cabin. At the base level, the Forte's seats are covered with woven cloth. However, it is upgraded to black sport cloth on the racing-styled S and leather on the luxury-oriented, top-level EX. Also exclusive to the EX is front-seat heating capability.

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Standard comfort and convenience features include Bluetooth® wireless technology, cruise control, four-speaker audio, a single-disc CD player with MP3 playback capability, and SiriusXM® satellite radio service. On the S and EX, KIA adds two dash-mounted tweeter speakers, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ for smartphone-based control, a 3.5-inch TFT LCD meter display, and UVO infotainment integration supported by a 7-inch touchscreen. Interior features like dual-zone automatic climate control are exclusive to the EX.

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Mechanical / Powertrain - Forte Information

The 2018 KIA Forte is powered by the 2.0-liter Nu inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine. However, the LX and S get an Atkinson-cycle, multi-point-injection version that produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque; and the SX has the gasoline-direct-injection version with up to 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. The LX is fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission, with the option of getting a 6-speed automatic one; the latter is standard on the other trims. A Drive Mode Select system for altering driving feel is added on the upper-level S and EX trims. With a steel unibody to optimize its sturdiness, the 2018 Forte has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a torsion beam rear suspension, which are sport-tuned on the S trim. The motor-driven power steering provides a turning diameter of 34.8 feet.

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For restraint and cushioning in the event of a car crash, the 2018 Forte comes with dual front impact airbags, dual front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and a pair of side curtains that are mounted on the roof and flank both rows of seats. Also standard are four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes to shorten stopping distances and prevent wheel lock-up, electronic vehicle stability control to keep you on the right driving path, hill start assist control for safe driving up a steep slope, traction control to combat skidding, electronic brake-force distribution to properly allocate stopping power to the wheels, and brake assist for additional stopping power when needed. On the S and EX, KIA adds a rearview camera for monitoring what's behind you when you shift to and drive in reverse. Exclusive to the EX are the following advanced safety features: blind spot detection, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.

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