2021 Kia Forte Trim Levels Comparison

Blue 2021 Kia Forte

The 2021 Kia Forte is hitting every mark in its carryover year. This small Kia sedan offers the perfect amount of space for daily drivers at a price that is hard to ignore. The affordable 2021 Forte lineup starts off at $17,890 for its base FE model and reaches a starting price of just $23,290 for its top GT trim. Every model in the Forte lineup is priced with budget-conscious shoppers in mind, making this an easy go-to vehicle for many shoppers in the Tampa Bay area.

The 2021 Forte lineup includes the FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX, and GT trim levels, each of which will deliver in every category for automotive shoppers here at Friendly Kia. Get a look at what these five Forte trims have in common and what sets them apart in this 2021 Kia Forte trim levels comparison guide from Friendly Kia. Click the link below to get started on your search for a new 2021 Forte in New Port Richey today.


Feature

2021 Forte FE

2021 Forte LXS

2021 Forte GT-Line

2021 Forte EX

2021 Forte GT

Engine 2.0-liter I-4 Multi-Port Injection Engine 2.0-liter I-4 Multi-Port Injection Engine 2.0-liter I-4 Multi-Port Injection Engine 2.0-liter I-4 Multi-Port Injection Engine 1.6-liter I-4 Turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection Engine
6-Speed Manual Transmission Standard -- -- -- Optional
Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission Optional Standard Standard Standard --
7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission -- -- -- -- Standard
Power Specs 147 horsepower | 132 pound-feet of torque 147 horsepower | 132 pound-feet of torque 147 horsepower | 132 pound-feet of torque 147 horsepower | 132 pound-feet of torque 201 horsepower | 195 pound-feet of torque
Wheels 15-inch steel wheels 16-inch machine finish alloy wheels 17-inch graphite finish alloy wheels 17-inch machine finish alloy wheels 18-inch finish alloy wheels
Grille Design Black radiator grille Black radiator grille Gloss black sport radiator grille with accents Gloss black with white chrome radiator grille Gloss black sport radiator grille with accents
Alloy Sport Pedals -- -- Standard -- Standard
Temperature-controlled Seating -- -- -- Standard heated front seats, available ventilated front seats Standard heated front seats, available ventilated front seats
Audio System 4 speakers 4 speakers 6 speakers 6 speakers 6 speakers
Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System -- -- Optional Standard Optional
Kia Drive Wise* FCA, FCW, LDW, LKA, and DAW FCA, FCW, LDW, LKA, and DAW FCA, FCW, LDW, LKA, DAW, LCA, BCW, and RCCW FCA, FCW, LDW, LKA, DAW, LCA, BCW, and RCCW FCA, FCW, LDW, LKA, DAW, LCA (optional), BCW, RCCW (optional), HBA, PDW-R (optional), and SCC (optional)

Sporty Style and Design in Every 2021 Forte Trim

The entire lineup of 2021 Kia Forte models is set to impress. From their performance to their design to their technology and safety. As shown in the chart above there are a few key elements that set the Forte trim levels apart and those main differences are found in their design details and technology setups.

Each model in the 2021 Forte lineup is fitted with an 8-inch touchscreen audio display system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. The Forte EX adds navigation to its infotainment display along with a Harmon Kardon® audio system as standard equipment. The same upgraded audio system is available in the Forte GT-Line and GT.

To get yourself behind the wheel of a new 2021 Kia Forte, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today or click the button below to send our team a message.

*Kia Drive Wise Systems: Forward Collision-Avoidance (FCA), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Lane Change Assist (LCA), Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), High-Beam Assist (HBA), Parking Distance Warning - Reverse (PDW-R), Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with steering-wheel-mounted controls