Discover the New Kia Forte in Santa Maria

If you're in the market for a sporty sedan, you won't want to look any further than the new Kia Forte. Offering powerful performance, enhanced efficiency, and a long list of exciting amenities, the new Forte makes every journey around San Luis Obispo more enjoyable. Learn more about the new Kia Forte before taking the trip to Kia Santa Maria today.

Power & Performance

The new Kia Forte offers all the power you need to tackle your morning commutes and weekend getaways with confidence. Under the hood, you'll find a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that moves 147 horsepower. When you bring home the sporty GT model, you can enjoy an extra boost on the Orcutt roads ahead with its 201-horsepower turbocharged engine. This impressive powertrain is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Meanwhile, you'll also have access to other exciting performance features, including a six-speed manual transmission, sport-tuned dual exhaust, and a multi-link rear suspension.

Interior Accommodations

On the inside, you'll find a surprisingly spacious interior with comfort-driven features and amenities. Standing out in its class, you'll enjoy 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk. Plus, you'll find a versatile split-folding rear seat and a hands-free smart trunk release to make loading your cargo more convenient. As you explore the lineup, you'll find eye-catching features, including heated and ventilated front seats, a 10-way Power Driver's Seat with lumbar support, and LED interior lighting.

Infotainment Features & Technology

When you get behind the wheel of the new Kia Forte, you can stay connected and entertained with user-friendly features. The dashboard features an 8.0- or larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with available Voice-Command Navigation. This interface seamlessly connects to your smartphone using wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving you easy access to your texts, playlists, and more. Other exciting features on the menu include a wireless phone charger and a Harmon/Kardon Premium Audio System.

Safety Features

Although you can never predict what's around the corner, the new Kia Forte helps you stay prepared on the Guadalupe, CA roads ahead. Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology offers additional peace of mind while tackling tight parking spaces, heavy traffic, or busy intersections. Using a variety of cameras, sensors, and radars, this technology keeps track of the world around you to help keep you and your passengers safe. Some of these standard and available features include:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Following Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Blind Spot Detection and Avoidance Technology
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert Collision-Avoidance Assist

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Kia Forte Have a Turbo?

A 201-horsepower turbocharged engine is available when you opt for the GT trim.

Does the Kia Forte Have Remote Start?

Yes, the Kia Forte comes equipped with Remote Start and can be accessed through your smartphone with Kia Connect.

Does the Kia Forte Have a Sunroof?

Yes, a power sunroof is an available feature, allowing you to enjoy the fresh Santa Barbara air at just the touch of a button.

Is the Kia Forte reliable?

Yes. Over the years, the Kia Forte has received very high reliability ratings. You can expect that trend to continue in future models.

Learn More at Kia Santa Maria

If you're interested in getting behind the wheel of the new Forte, we encourage you to visit our Kia dealership near Lompoc today. Our friendly sales team will be happy to help you browse our current inventory and set you up with a test drive.