Archive for the ‘Kia Forte’ Category

What’s New for the 2021 Kia Forte?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
Side view of red 2021 Kia Forte

2021 Kia Forte Standard Features and Updates 

The Kia Forte has been a strong contender among the compact sedan segment and a staple member of the Kia lineup from the very beginning. Evolving over the years, the Forte has been crafted into a finely tuned vehicle that is set to fit any driver’s lifestyle. Its once rounded shape has been sculpted into the vehicle we know today, accented by key performance cues and icons.  


How Much Room is in the 2020 Kia Forte at Friendly Kia?

Thursday, June 11th, 2020
Blue 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia Forte Interior Passenger and Cargo Space

Anyone in the Tampa Bay area who has heard rumors that sedans and small cars are losing their grip in the automotive world will think twice after seeing the lineup of new 2020 Kia Forte models at Friendly Kia. The showroom at our New Port Richey dealership is home to a full range of 2020 Forte models that are set to deliver in every category. The 2020 Forte offers everything drivers are looking for in a new vehicle, including an efficient powertrain, comfortable interiors, in-demand infotainment technology, a spacious cabin, and more.


What Can We Expect to See From the 2021 Kia Forte?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
Blue 2020 Kia Forte with "What Can We Expect to See From the 2021 Kia Forte?" white text

2021 Kia Forte Speculation 

The Kia Forte is one of those cars that just makes sense. It has perfect proportions and comes stacked with just enough technology and power. The Forte has long been a favorite among Tampa locals and many shoppers are wondering what they can expect to see from the next Forte model. 


Family Tree: The Kia Forte

Friday, April 24th, 2020
Evolution of Man graphic with 2020 Kia Forte

Kia Forte Model History and Generations  

The 2020 Kia Forte is a sight to behold, with styling cues from the fast-paced Kia Stinger and a refined overall feel that gives drivers a sense of luxury. The Forte has been around for three generations now, originating in 2010 with three different model variations. The history of this Kia model has been nothing but impressive and we wanted to take you through that history in this edition of Friendly Kia’s Family Tree.  


Which Kia Sedan Is Right for Me?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Red 2020 Kia Forte and white 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Kia Optima 

Shopping for a new sedan can be tricky. Do you go for the turbocharged and sporty model or do you opt for the lineup with a hybrid option? A compact model or a mid-size option? No matter which way your heart is pulling you, the Kia brand is here to deliver. With the 2020 Kia Forte and 2020 Kia Optima, there’s no wrong answer when it comes to choosing a Kia sedan. But which one is right for you? We’re here to find that out.  


Where Does the Kia Forte Fit into the Small Sports Sedan Segment?

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
blue 2020 kia forte gt on track

2020 Kia Forte Vs. Civic Si Vs. Sentra Nismo Vs. Jetta GLI

With its latest iteration marking the first year that the Kia Forte has had a turbocharged engine in its sedan body, there are a lot of reasons to be excited about high-value power. The Kia Forte, after all, is a vehicle that has consistently delivered more for less in terms of features and style. With an upgraded powertrain option, it’s better than ever. (more…)

Kia’s Performance Lineup Proves Everybody Gets to Enjoy the Thrill of Speed

Friday, October 4th, 2019
artsy picture of kia forte gt and kia stinger parked on city street

2020 Kia Forte GT and 2019 Kia Stinger GT Comparison

If you’ve been watching the compact and midsize sedan/hatchback market recently, you may have noticed that cars everywhere are getting kind of sporty. We have a few theories as to why this is, but perhaps the most compelling is the switch drivers have undergone to crossovers as their preferred vehicle type. (more…)

What Colors Does the 2020 Kia Forte Come In?

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
2020 kia forte with composite blend of colors

2020 Kia Forte Color Options

When it comes to style, nobody is doing it better than the compact car segment right now. Within that segment, nobody is doing it better than the Kia Forte. Compact cars, after all, haven’t always been the sporty models we now think of them as. There were entire decades in American automotive history where compact cars were just small and kind of cruddy. (more…)

Teen Drivers Want and Need Different Things in their Vehicles. Kia Answers the Call

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
artsy edit of teenagers

Best Cars for Teens 2019

As automotive dealership staff, we can get easily lost in thinking about vehicles in terms of the center of the bell curve. What does the average buyer look for in a car or SUV? However, we always have to remember that those shopping in the center of the bell curve have the most options and often it can be those on the fringe ends of the bell curve who are left feeling like they don’t have as many options that match up to their unique wants and needs. (more…)

What New Features are the 2020 Kia Forte Bringing?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
red 2020 kia forte profile

2020 Kia Forte Specs and Features

As Kia’s rock-star compact, the Kia Forte has been a totem model for the brand’s push toward offering luxury vehicle features and style in the mass-market price range. Having been completely overhauled last year, the Kia Forte’s value proposition has never been stronger in a market that is reluctant to invest any significant R&D into what it sees as a declining sedan segment. (more…)