2023 Kia Forte vs the Competition

Discover everything that the sleek and sporty new 2023 Kia Forte has to offer. From an efficient powertrain or available thrilling turbocharged engine to sport-styling or an available refined interior, the new Kia Forte is customizable to exceed all your expectations. Choose from the standard 147-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-Cylinder engine or the available 201-horsepower 1.6-liter 4-Cylinder Turbocharged GT engine. From within the cabin, you will enjoy a slew of standard and available features that will immerse you in comfort. Enjoy refined features such as heated and ventilated seating, an available sunroof, Kia Connect informant screens, and Kia Drive Wise technology!

Ready for a test drive? Feel free to contact Berlin City Kia of Vermont today with any additional questions and to set up a test drive. Stop by Berlin City Kia of Vermont in Williston, VT to see the new Kia Forte for yourself, or check out our virtual test drive option. Don’t forget to review our exclusive New Special Offers on all new Kia vehicles, or check out National Offers for even more savings.

Starting at $19,490

Kia Forte Highlights

  • Performance: Available 201 horsepower turbocharged engine, 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission w/Paddle Shifters, available Sport Tuned Dual Exhaust, and available Sport-Tuned Multi-link Rear Suspension.
  • Exterior: Enhanced LED headlights with high beam assist, available LED fog lights & taillights, new front bumper, and new front grill design.
  • Amenities: Available power sunroof, available GT exclusive leather and contrast stitching, available heated and cooled seats, 10-way power driver’s seat, and more.
  • Technology: Standard Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, available wireless charging, an available 10.25-inch Touchscreen with Navigation, and more.
  • Safety Features: Standard Auto Emergency Braking Technology, Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Blind Spot Detection, Avoidance Technology, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and more.

2023 Kia Forte vs the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2023 Hyundai Elantra

2023 Kia Forte
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Do not pay more for fewer features in the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta or 2023 Hyundai Elantra when you can enjoy more features for less in the 2023 Kia Forte! At a starting price of only $19,490, you can enjoy available GT performance and appearance, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a Harman Kardon premium audio system, and a best-in-class cargo capacity of 15.3 cubic feet!

The 2023 Kia Forte is an adaptable, efficient, and thrilling compact car that will meet your individual needs for performance. Choose from two engine options, the standard 147-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-Cylinder engine paired with an Intelligent Variable Transmission, or the available 201-horsepower 1.6-liter 4-Cylinder Turbocharged GT engine paired with either a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.

Whichever powertrain pairing you choose, you will enjoy a swift and nimble performance. Available multi-link rear suspension will ensure each driving experience is smooth, well-weighted, and comfortable. In terms of efficiency, the 2023 Kia Forte’s standard engine will achieve up to 30 city and 41 highway mpg, while the turbocharged engine will deliver 22 city and 27 highway mpg.

The 2023 Kia Forte is a spacious, refined, and sporty compact car designed to help you stand out from the crowd, and stay comfortable within the cabin. Though compact, the interior of the 2023 Kia Forte offers 111 cubic feet of combined passenger space and best-in-class cargo volume. With such space, you will experience full comfort thanks to heated and ventilated seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat, 60/40 split seating, a sunroof, and a Harman Kardon® Premium Audio system.

From the exterior, a bold design brings forward an unmistakable appearance. An aerodynamic body design is met with sleek sculpting, dynamic wheel options, and a captivating front fascia. Available LED headlights with High Beam Assist add substance and practicality to the front-end design, while the rear is elevated by available chrome tailpipes, a striking rear bumper, and LED tail lights.

Designed with attention to modern amenities that are necessary within a vehicle, the 2023 Kia Forte provides all of the safety and connectivity features to enhance each experience within the cabin. Each 2023 Kia Forte comes with Kia Drive Wise, a suite of active safety features. Included are features such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, and more!

As for connectivity technology, the 2023 Kia Forte is available with an 8 or 10.25-inch touchscreen display with available Voice-Command Navigation, Kia Connect, and wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. With the 2023 Kia Forte, you will also enjoy a center-console wireless charging pad, Smart Trunk™, and Smart Key capabilities!

Kia Forte Trims

2023 Kia Forte LX Model Trim


Starting at $24,890

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine w/ 147 HP
  • Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission
  • 30/41/34 EPA-Estimated MPG (City/Highway/Combined)
  • Auto Emergency Braking Technology
  • Auto Headlight Control w/ High Beam Assist
  • 8-inch Touchscreen Display w/ Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™
  • Rear-View Monitor w/ Dynamic Parking Guidance
  • Remote Keyless Entry

2023 Kia Forte LXS Model


Starting at $24,890

  • 28/39/32 EPA-Estimated MPG (City/Highway/Combined)
  • 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • 60/40 Split Folding Seats

2023 Kia Forte GT-Line Model


Starting at $21,690

  • GT-Line Body Styling
  • Blind Spot Detection Technology
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • 10.25-inch Touchscreen Display w/ Navigation, Kia Connect, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • LED Daytime Running Lights, Fog Lights, and Taillights
  • Sport Seats w/ SynTex & Cloth Trim
  • GT-Line Leather-Wrapped Flat-Bottom Sport Steering Wheel
  • Smart Key w/ Push Button Start

2023 Kia Forte GT Model Trim


Starting at $24,190

  • 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine w 201hp & 195 lb-ft of torque
  • 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Auto Transmission w/ Paddle Shifters
  • Sport Tuned Multi-link Rear Suspension and Sport-Tuned Dual Exhaust
  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Auto Emergency Braking Technology w/ Cyclist Detection
  • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go
  • LED Headlights
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto-Hold

2023 Kia Forte Manual Model

GT Manual

Starting at $24,890

  • 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine w 201hp & 195 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Michelin® Pilot® Sport 4 Summer Tires
  • Sunroof
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System, 8 Speakers
  • Sport Seats w/ SynTex Seat Trim and Red Stitching
  • Heated Front Seats
  • LED Interior Lighting

Kia Forte FAQs

The new 2023 Kia Forte FE starts at just $19,490.

The new Kia Forte offers up to 30 city and 41 highway mpg.

The new Kia Forte GT can offer up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The new 2023 Kia Forte comes standard with a 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine, more potent power is available with the 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine.

The new Kia Forte offers a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission w/Paddle Shifters or an available 6-speed Manual Transmission.

The new 2023 Kia Forte offers up to 15.3 cu-ft of cargo room.

The new 2023 Kia Forte comes with a standard 8.0-inch Touchscreen Display or an available 10.25-inch Touchscreen Display w/ Navigation.

The new 2023 Kia Forte comes equipped with Kia Drive Wise, which includes:

  • Auto Emergency Braking Technology
  • Lane Keeping Technology
  • Lane Following Assist Technology
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Rear Occupant Alert w/ Ultrasonic Sensors

Yes, the new Kia Forte offers wireless Apple CarPlay® and wireless Android Auto™.

Berlin City Kia of Vermont is located at: 586 Marshall Ave • Williston, VT 05495
Berlin City Kia of Vermont 44.445999, -73.122993.