2020 Kia Forte Trim Levels

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Carrying Kia’s excellent design into the budget-minded compact car class, the Kia Forte has always existed to show drivers that they don’t have to make choices which are strictly pragmatic. From its Kia-Stinger-inspired design to its range of standard comfort and convenience technology, the 2020 Kia Forte is a car that revels in its ability to shake up the segment. New for 2020, drivers will find plenty of reasons to choose the Forte over the run-of-the-mill competition from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Nissan. All-new trim levels and a 201-horsepower engine are among the leading reasons.

As you’ll see in the trim level comparison below, whichever trim level you prefer on your 2020 Kia Forte, you’ll find it to offer a ton of functionality and just as much fun. Whether you prefer the economical FE trim level or want the heart-racing thrill of the 2020 Kia Forte Gt, Kia is bringing it.

Spec/Feature

2020 Kia Forte FE

2020 Kia Forte LXS

2020 Kia Forte GT-Line

2020 Kia Forte EX

2020 Kia Forte GT

Engine (power) 2.0L 4-cylinder (147 horsepower) 2.0L 4-cylinder (147 horsepower) 2.0L 4-cylinder (147 horsepower) 2.0L 4-cylinder (147 horsepower) 1.6L turbo (201 horsepower)
Standard transmission 6-speed manual IVT IVT IVT 7-speed dual-clutch
Rear suspension Coupled torsion beam Coupled torsion beam Coupled torsion beam Coupled torsion beam Independent, multi-link
Wheels 15-inch steel 16-inch alloy with machine finish 17-inch alloy with graphite finish 17-inch alloy with machine finish 18-inch alloy with machine finish
Headlights Projector beam Projector beam Projector beam Projector beam LED
Power sunroof No No Available No Available
Seating material Woven cloth Woven cloth Sport black cloth with leatherette bolsters SOFINO seat trim Sport black cloth with leatherette bolsters
Climate control Yes Yes Yes Dual-zone automatic Dual-zone automatic
Audio system 4 speakers 4 speakers 6 speakers 6 speakers 6 speakers
Kia DRiVEWISE features* FCA, FCW, LDW, LKA-Line, DAW DMS, FCA, FCW, LDW, LKA-Line, DAW DMS, FCA, FCW, LDW, LKA-Line, DAW, LCA, BCW, RCCW DMS, FCA, FCW, LDW, LKA-Line, DAW, LCA, BCW, RCCW DMS, FCA, FCW, LDW, LKA-Line, DAW, HBA

2020 Kia Forte Gives You a Ton of Great Features

While the 2020 Kia Forte offers a huge range of trim levels which allow you to select the model that’s perfect for your unique wants and needs, it is perhaps more impressive what each trim level has in common. The 2020 Kia Forte has a ton of shared features across trim levels that prove that Kia gives yo more than other manufacturers. Among them, you’ll find the following:

  • Auto on/off headlights
  • Body-color door handles
  • Solar-control window glass
  • Supervision meter cluster with 3.5-inch TFT LCD display
  • Outside temperature display
  • Front center console with armrest and storage
  • Sliding vanity mirrors
  • Rear, under-seat heating ducts
  • 8-inch touchscreen with rear-view camera and dynamic parking guidance
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration
  • Power locks
  • Power windows
  • and more!

As you can see, the 2020 Kia Forte gives you so much more for less. If you’re interested in seeing these features in person by test-driving the 2020 Kia Forte, you’ll find Friendly Kia has the largest inventory and lowest prices in all of Tampa Bay. Don’t wait up! Contact us today to schedule a test drive.


*Kia DRIVEWiSE Safety Features. DMS = Drive Mode Select. FCA = Forward Collision Avoidance. FCW = Forward Collision Warning. LDW = Lane Departure Warning. LKA-Line = Lane Keeping Assist-Line. DAW = Driver Attention Warning. LCA = Lane Change Assist. BCW = Blind-Spot Collision Warning. RCCW = Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning. HBA = High-Beam Asssit. PDW-R = Parking Distance Warning. SCC = Smart Cruise Control.