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Coming off its 2017 refresh, the 2018 Kia Forte emerges as a top competitor in the compact car segment. With an upgraded cabin, an updated infotainment system, new active safety equipment and added engine power, it’s easy to see why the Forte is a hit at Kia Carlsbad, as well as at Kia dealers throughout the country. Customers also like the Forte’s roomy seats, ample space for cargo, abundant optional features and affordable price tag.

 

The 2018 Kia Forte is offered in sedan or hatchback body styles at dealerships like the Kia dealer in Carlsbad. Sedan models come in LX, S and EX trim levels. The hatchback, called the Forte5, is available in EX and SX trims. There are a total of three engines on offer:

  • Forte Sedan LX, S and EX trims are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • Forte5 LX, and EX models are equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft of torque.
  • The Forte5 SX gets a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.

 

 

2018 Kia Forte For Sale Near Carlsbad

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Sedan models and the Forte 5 EX trim get a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. The Forte5 SX trim can be connected to a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

 

We're not alone in our admiration for the 2018 Kia Forte. Autotrader wrote: “For those looking for simple, safe and affordable transportation, the 2018 Kia Forte and Forte5 hatchback make great choices. The Forte's subtle styling isn't as outlandish as the new Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla ... However, the Kia Forte trumps the field with its impressive standard and optional equipment list, low price and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.”

 

2018 Kia Forte For Sale Near Carlsbad

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Inside the Forte, you’ll find styling that’s attractive and unpretentious. The controls are laid out logically and the dash is replete with high-quality soft-touch materials, lending the cabin an air of sophistication. The seats are comfortable, even on longer trips. EX models come with leather upholstery, as well as available heated and cooled seats. Also available is a ten-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support. Rear-seat passengers will appreciate the center armrest with cup holders. There’s ample room for cargo, with 15-cubic feet of trunk space in the sedan and 23 cubic feet of cargo space in the Forte5.

 

On the outside, the designers at Kia wrapped the 2018 Forte in a beautiful package, complete with taut bodywork and LED accent lights. Its athletic stance is just right. The Forte5 hatchback looks great, with its rear spoiler and short rear overhang. There are a number of luxury-level features, including puddle lights, illuminated door-handle pockets and power-folding exterior mirrors.

 

One feature we especially like is Drive Mode Select, which is similar to systems you’ll find in expensive luxury vehicles. Drive Mode Select features three driving modes, Normal, Eco and Sport, which lets the driver pick the ideal setting for the conditions. The system modifies the Forte’s engine, steering and transmission, boosting performance, comfort or fuel efficiency.

 

* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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