Category Archives: Kia Forte

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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blue 2020 kia forte gt on track

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

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. Read the rest of this entry >>

artsy picture of kia forte gt and kia stinger parked on city street

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

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. Read the rest of this entry >>

2020 kia forte with composite blend of colors

What Colors Does the 2020 Kia Forte Come In?

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. Read the rest of this entry >>

artsy edit of teenagers

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

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. Read the rest of this entry >>