2018 Kia Forte, Tampa Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

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The 2018 Forte is a Compact with Large Performance, Value

The Kia Forte nameplate is known for its sleek styling, nice fuel economy and curb appeal. But it also comes with a wide variety of driver-assist tech and eServices that will make the drive easier and safer. Read on for its specs and new features for the 2018 model year!

Fuel Economy and Performance

  • The LX and S trims come with 147 HP.
  • Top-line EX trim comes with 164 HP. 
  • MPG peaks at 29 city, 37 highway for the LX and S trims. 
  • MPG for the EX is 25 city, 33 highway.

Available Features and Technology

  • Kia's exclusive UVO eServices are available for all three trims, with a 7-inch screen, streaming music apps, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 8GB for music, and more. 
  • Voice-command navigation available for top-line EX trim. 
  • Available driver-assist tech includes: Forward Collision Warning System, Autonomous Emergency BrakingLane Keep Assist System, and more. 
  • S trim has sporty features like a rear trunk spoiler and a chrome exhaust tip.

New Features for 2018

The Kia Forte was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2017, and was highest-ranked in initial quality in its vehicle class in the J.D. Power 2017 Initial Quality Study, and returns with some new features for the 2018 model! Here's a couple.

  • More technology available for base LX trim: UVO, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, etc.
  • Driver-assist features that are newly-standard in the top-line EX trim, such as Blind Spot Detection and Lane Change Assist.

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We Have the Kia Forte at Friendly Kia, Serving Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

We are pleased to carry in stock 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, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today. 

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