2017 Kia Forte: A Range of Compact and Efficient Models

The 2017 Kia Forte offers plenty of ways to enjoy style and efficiency. After all, you can choose from the compact Forte sedan or the Forte5 hatchback. These models have mostly similar features and styling with the exception of their body styles and they have everything you need in an entry-level vehicle. No matter which you choose, you’ll find the Kia Forte is a tech savvy, comfortable, and sporty sedan choice for Corpus Christi.

2017 Forte Exterior

The Kia Forte stands out from the crowd with its new styling that includes front LED Positioning Lights with excellent visibility. You can complement these with LED Rear Combination Lamps, so you are equally recognizable as you leave. Thanks to the Door Handle Pocket Lights and Perimeter Approach Lighting, it almost feels as if the 2017 Forte is welcoming you as you approach. At the very least, it makes it safer to approach your vehicle at night. Factor in the standard remote keyless entry and it is also easy to unlock your sedan.

Kia Forte Interior

You will never have an issue getting comfortable inside the 2017 Kia Forte, particularly if you opt for heated and ventilated seats in the front. Other seating options include 10-way power-adjustment, driver’s seat memory, and leather upholstery. The tilt and telescoping steering column comes standard and means that you will be able to find a comfortable hand position regardless of your height. Consider opting for the sunroof so you can get a glimpse of the sky and some fresh air when driving. Air conditioning comes standard, but you can upgrade to dual-zone automatic temperature control complete with rear vents. For added convenience and safety, the Forte comes with controls mounted onto the steering wheel so you can adjust basic functions without moving your hands. Before you start driving, you won’t have to fiddle with your keys thanks to the available push button start. Once you are moving, don’t worry about items sliding around, as there is a rear center armrest with cup holders and plenty of bottle holders and storage pockets throughout.

2017 Kia Forte Performance

The Kia Forte runs on a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with an Atkinson cycle on the base trims or a 2.-liter 4-cylinder on the top trim. All of these have dual continuously variable valve timing for performance and efficiency. The result is 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet in the base engine or 164 horses and 151 pound-feet in the upgraded one. The 2017 Forte gets excellent gas mileage, saving you both time and money. You can be in true control of your Kia with the Drive Mode Select system which comes on most Forte configurations.

2017 Forte Technology

  • SiriusXM Radio
  • CD Player
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free Connectivity
  • Inputs for Auxiliary Audio and USB
  • Available 4.3-Inch Touchscreen Audio Display
  • Available UVO eServices
    • 7-Inch Touchscreen
    • Manage Hands-Free Calls and Music
    • Available Google Maps
    • Available HD Radio
    • Available Voice-Command Navigation
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Parking Minder
  • UVO eServices Smartphone App

2017 Forte Safety Features

  • Rear Camera Display
  • Advanced Airbag System
  • Front Active Headrests
  • Dual Front Advanced, Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side, & Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • Traction Control System
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Available Blind Spot Detection
  • Available Lane Change Assist
  • Available Rear Traffic Alert

Mike Shaw has Kia Proudly Serving the Texas Area for Years

This compact car manages to feel roomy while offering plenty of the best standard features and optional upgrades, all while remaining budget friendly. If you’re looking to view a large selection of various used, new or even certified pre-owned vehicles, visit Mike Shaw Kia, in Corpus Christi, TX. Our experienced team is prepared to answer any of your questions, show you the different models and their various trims, as well as help you select the right features for your needs. To help make the process even simpler, we have a financing team right here to answer your questions and provide a loan. For the maintenance needs of your vehicle, visit our certified mechanics at the Service Center. To get a true idea of the different available models, stop in or give us a call today. Our team will happily get you set up with a test drive in your favorite model.

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