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After the Kia Forte’s 2017 refresh, the 2018 Forte emerges as the compact car that will give the competition a run for the money. The cabin gets an upgrade, the infotainment system gets revamped, there are new active safety features, and the engine gets a power boost. With all it has going for it, it’s no surprise the 2018 Kia Forte is so popular at the Fallbrook Kia dealer and Kia dealers across the United States. Forte owners appreciate the Forte’s large cargo area, spacious seats, long list of options and low price.

The 2018 Kia Forte comes in sedan and hatchback models. We’ll be covering the hatch in this review, called the Forte5, which is available at dealers like the Fallbrook Kia dealership in three trim levels: LX, EX and SX.

The Kia Forte5 provides more utility than its sedan sibling. This practical hatchback provides ample space for a compact vehicle. The cargo area is spacious, with 23.2 cubic feet of space available with the split-folding rear seats up and 56.4 cubic feet with the seats folded down. The Forte5 gets more standard power than the sedan and comes with a turbocharged engine option.

2018 Kia Forte5 For Sale Near Fallbrook

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The LX and EX trims are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft of torque, connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Forte5 SX is equipped with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Front wheel drive is standard across the board.

EPA-estimated fuel economy for the LX and EX trims’ 2.0-liter four-cylinder block is rated at 25 mpg city/34 mpg city.* The 1.6-liter turbo 4 gets 23 mpg city/29 mpg highway with the manual transmission and 25 mpg city/30 mpg highway with the automatic.

The automotive press has been enthusiastic about the 2018 Kia Forte5. The New York Daily News wrote: “With impressive standard features, a sharp design, and tons of practicality, the 2018 Kia Forte5 remains one of the best vehicles of its kind. If you’re seeking a useful, compact hatchback at a great value, don’t look past the 2018 Forte5.”

2018 Kia Forte5 For Sale Near Fallbrook

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Suspension duties are handled by MacPherson struts in the front and coupled torsion-beam rear suspension. Electric power steering is standard. A Flex Steer system is optional. It allows drivers to select between three steering modes: Comfort, Normal and Sport.

One of our favorite features is Kia’s Drive Mode Select system. Similar to systems found on more expensive vehicles, Drive Mode Select lets the driver choose between three driving settings, Normal, Eco and Sport, depending on the driving situation and the driver’s inclination. Each mode modifies the engine, steering and transmission.

Inside the Forte5, you’ll find attractive styling that’s sophisticated but not overly ostentatious. The controls are logically placed and the dash utilizes high-quality soft-touch materials. On the outside, you’ll find head-turning looks, with a rear spoiler and short rear overhang. The seats keep the driver and passengers comfortable, even on long trips. EX models come with heated and cooled seats, as well as leather upholstery. A ten-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support is available.

* 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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Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed