2017 Kia Forte Trim Levels LX vs. S vs. EX Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

The 2017 Kia Forte has been re-imagined and re-designed for the new model year, with a graceful exterior that is based on the award-winning 2016 Kia Optima, and it has several upgrades. Among them is a new powertrain and a new trim level, the sporty S. We'll look at each of the three trim levels to assist you in finding the ideal compact car!

The base LX trim is very performance-packed for a compact, with 147 HP to start, and a wallet-friendly 29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway for automatic transmission models. It turns on a dime, with a 34.8-foot curb-to-curb turning circle. The S is the all-new trim option, and it adds nice touches like chrome exhaust tips and a rear spoiler to the Forte, as well as sport-tuned suspension, for that added support when you're cruising downtown, or on the highway. The fuel economy also peaks at 29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway.

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Trim Level LX S EX
Friendly Kia VIP Price $11,915 $13,270 $15,070
MPG (city, highway) 29, 38 29, 38 25, 33
Horsepower 147 147 164
Smart Trunk? No Available Standard
Heated / Ventilated Front Seats? No Heated available Heated standard, ventilated available
Audio Features 4 speakers UVO3 eServices, 7-inch touchscreen UVO3 eServices, 7-inch touchscreen
Lane Departure Warning System? No Available Available

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If you would like the ultimate package for the 2017 Kia Forte, then look no further than the EX trim, with a step up to 164 horsepower, and nice touches like standard heated front seats, and available ventilated front seats, to go along with the same tight turning circle as the other trims. Plus, the EX trim (as well as the S trim) comes with UVO3 eServices, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can sync up your smartphone and select your playlist, and also comes with available navigation.

Whatever trim level you desire, if you would like a fun car with major features for its small size, and all at a great price (see our Friendly Kia VIP Price above), the 2017 Kia Forte is the ultimate compact! All trims also come with the industry's top warranty coverage, with 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain coverage, and five years or 60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper coverage, for added savings and peace of mind.

We carry the Kia Forte at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area. Call us at 877-544-6706 or come visit us so you can take a Forte for a test drive and fall in love today. 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.

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