Category Archives: Kia Forte

Blue 2021 Kia Forte

What’s New for the 2022 Kia Forte?

2022 Kia Forte Design Update Predictions and Speculations 

The ever-changing faces of Kia vehicles never fail to impress and the brand’s lineup here in New Port Richey, FL, is only getting better. The 2022 Kia model year is already offering enthusiasts a lot to talk about with just two vehicles on the market and a handful of confirmed model updates. The brand’s staple compact sedan, the Kia Forte, is set to get a revamp for the 2022 model year – and even maybe a new name.  

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Silver 2022 Kia K8 driving

Sedans are Here to Stay – Even as Crossover Demand Rises

Are Sedans on Their Way Out? 

These days it seems like more and more automakers are straying away from the sedan market as the demand for crossovers and SUVs continues to rise. Many drivers are turning towards larger vehicles for their daily travels, opting for mid-size SUVs and small crossovers in place of the once-booming sedan market. This isn’t the case for Kia. 

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Closeup of grille and taillight on 2021 Kia Forte GT models

Kia Forte GT Brings Track-Ready Style to Tampa Bay

2021 Kia Forte GT Design and Performance 

The Kia Forte GT trim is offering a track-ready style that is bolder than ever before. The 2021 Kia Forte GT finishes off the Forte lineup and brings bold features and amenities that will have Tampa Bay drivers jumping at the chance to get behind the wheel. If you’ve been considering a new 2021 Kia Forte GT model, get a look at its design and performance below in this guide from the Friendly Kia team near Tampa Bay.  

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Blue 2020 Kia Rio and Blue 2021 Kia Forte

Kia vs Kia – Should I Get a Rio or a Forte?

2020 Kia Rio vs 2021 Kia Forte 

The smallest Kia sedan in the lineup continues to be the 2020 Kia Rio, followed by the next-in-line 2021 Kia Forte. Both Kia models have been staples in the lineup, offering their own unique blends of features and amenities. Shoppers from around Tampa Bay who are eager to get behind the wheel of a new Kia sedan often find themselves stuck and asking our team, “Should I get a Rio or a Forte?” 

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Side view of red 2021 Kia Forte

What’s New for the 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.  

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Blue 2020 Kia Forte

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

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.

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Evolution of Man graphic with 2020 Kia Forte

Family Tree: The 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.  

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Red 2020 Kia Forte and white 2020 Kia Optima

Which Kia Sedan Is Right for Me?

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.  

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