The hills are alive with the sound of Fortes! After a nice-sized wait since the news of the new Forte model first reached us, the new-and-improved 2017 Kia Forte is now ready and on the lot, ready to blow the competition off the road in the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL area. But it's a compact, you might say. Well, you don't always need 300 HP and a V6 engine - there's more than one way to be mind-blowing. Besides, once you see the price, the features and the handling of the 2017 Forte, you'll have all the car you need.
The 2017 Forte comes with a powertrain upgrade and a new trim level (S) for 2017, so the base trim ups its performance to 147 HP, while also getting better fuel economy than in 2016 models with 29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway. If you like the cut of our jibe with this enormous savings, just wait until you hear this: This compact is less than $14,000 with the Friendly Kia VIP Price.
Read more about the specs, benefits of the 2017 Kia Forte
|Performance & Price||Interior & Exterior||Technology|
|$13,470 (Friendly Kia VIP)||96.2 cubic feet for passengers||Available UVO3 eServices|
|29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway||Available leather seat trim||Bluetooth wireless, standard|
|147 base HP, 164 top HP||Curb weight: 2,811 to 3,029 lbs.||Active Eco System saves on fuel|
|Warranty coverage: 10-yr/100k-mile limited powertrain||Available 10-way adjustable driver's seat||Available Lane Departure System, Autonomous Emergency Braking|
The 2017 Kia Forte pairs this low price and great fuel economy with a revamped design that is inspired by the award-winning 2016 Kia Optima midsize sedan. In addition, it's one of the first models to come with UVO3 eServices, the next generational leap in Kia's infotainment tech. UVO3, standard in the S and EX top-line trim, gives you the ability to store up to 8 GB worth of music, which can be upwards of 2,000 songs. You'll also have voice-command navigation with UVO3, so no need to put a GPS on the dash and wait for it to slide off when you make a turn.
In addition to all this tech and savings, the 2017 Kia Forte handles like a dream, thanks to its lightweight body, which checks in at less than 3,000 pounds in its base LX trim. But you still have plenty of room for five people, and the Forte's 96.2 cubic feet of interior room tops most compacts and rivals or even surpasses some midsize sedans from other automakers.
Bottom line, if you want fun, next-level tech and savings, you want a 2017 Forte, and you can find them at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.