2021 Kia Forte Review

The 2021 Kia Forte offers much more than just an efficient commute to work each day. With its powerful engine options, innovative features, and stylish design, you’ll have a fun, comfortable, and confident driving experience each time you head out on the roads of Jenkintown, Rydal, Roslyn, and Glenside in the Forte.

In this review, our Sussman Kia team highlights some of the key features of this Kia car. We’ll also go into more details on the specs to help you see what the 2021 Forte can provide for you!

A Look Under the Hood of the 2021 Forte

2.0L 4-cylinder engine

1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine

147 horsepower

201 horsepower

132 lb-ft of torque

195 lb-ft of torque

Powering the Kia Forte is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that gives this Kia car a great balance of power and efficiency. This standard motor delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque while getting up to an EPA-estimated 31 city/41 highway MPG.1

With the available 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, you can dial up the performance a few notches. Not only will you feel its 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque as you grip the steering wheel, but you’ll also hear the pure strength of this engine through the sport-tuned dual exhaust! This turbo engine receives an EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway MPG.1

Full of the Latest Tech

The 2021 Kia Forte is also equipped with a variety of cutting-edge technology. At the center of it all is the standard 8-inch touch-screen display. You can do everything from changing what song’s playing to pulling up directions using the available Voice-Command Navigation System. With this available system, you’ll also have SiriusXM® Traffic, which provides real-time updates, so you can find an alternate route to avoid delays ahead.

To access your messages, music, and various apps, connect your smartphone to the infotainment system through Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™. Enjoy great sound quality, too, while listening to your favorite music through the available Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System.

Driver Assistance

There are also other technology features that come with the 2021 Kia Forte that’ll help you stay safe out on the roads. The standard Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology includes:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist-Line

These features can prevent you from drifting into the other lane unintentionally, getting in a collision with a vehicle ahead of you, and becoming distracted while driving. With this advanced suite of systems, you’ll have confidence and peace of mind while driving.

You can also opt for additional available systems. Available Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Lane Change Assist can help you safely merge over into the other lane. Meanwhile, the available Smart Cruise Control system will keep the Forte a safe distance from the car it’s following by using its next-generation radar-based technology.

Time for a Test Drive

Ready to get behind the wheel of the high-tech 2021 Kia Forte? Enjoy a safe and exciting driving experience out on the roads of Jenkintown, Rydal, Roslyn, and Glenside. Contact us now at Sussman Kia to schedule a test drive and come by our dealership today to check out our inventory of the Kia Forte.



1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.


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