Category Archives: Kia Forte

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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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What New Features are the 2020 Kia Forte Bringing?

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. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Take a Road Trip in Comfort and Style This Summer

Best Cars for Road Trips 2019

Summer is almost here and, nationwide, that means one thing – road trips! With kids out of school, a lack of traction-reducing inclement weather for much of the nation and long days, summer is the season everybody waits for to get behind the wheel and put the miles behind you. Read the rest of this entry >>