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2018 Kia Forte is the Clear Compact Value Leader

Does it ever feel like a “sea of sameness” when you are taking a look at purchasing or leasing a new car? If it does, you’re definitely alone. Now more than ever, automakers that can achieve the objective of manufacturing a vehicle that truly stands out in its respective segment are getting first consideration.

One of the classes in the automotive sector that seems to have broken away from the sameness factor in recent years is compact cars. Many automakers now offer fun, funky and even sport tuned variants with their compact cars. One example of this is the 2018 Kia Forte. It’s available in both sedan body style and a fun hatchback version known as the Forte5. Both body styles are available with a wide range of punchy and efficient engine options. The 2018 Forte has also become known for being a tech-heavy vehicle.

In fact, all of Kia’s vehicles now tend to come standard with premium technology options that other automakers make you pay extra for. That, however, is just one component of the 2018 Forte’s charm. It’s also incredibly affordable.

You’ll pay less for the 2018 Forte than you will for most of the competition’s offerings. The natural tendency would be to think that you get shorted on features to make up for the cost savings. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Every 2018 Forte model is jam packed with tech and amenities no matter which trim level you choose. This year’s Forte also comes standard with Kia’s legendary powertrain warranty that ranks among the best in the industry.

If you’re looking at a compact car for your next vehicle, here’s an idea:

Why not make your way Mike Shaw Kia and experience the 2018 Kia Forte in person? One of our product specialists will be happy to go over all the features and give you the opportunity to take it out for a test drive on the roads around Portland and Kingsville, TX.

We make owning or leasing a 2018 Forte easier than ever with our special programs. For more details on all the special offers available on Kia, just contact us or visit us in person at 6802 S. Padre Island Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78412.

What are the Interior Features of the 2018 Kia Forte?

Kia characterizes the 2018 Forte as “loved by those who love technology.” They even trademarked the phrase! That should tell you a lot about what you will find inside the Forte.

The 2018 Forte sedan offers seating for up to five occupants and an impressive array of features including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and UVO infotainment system. Kia also makes its Drive Wise driver assistance suite available on the 2018 Forte.

This brings features like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, and Lane Keep Assist System to the table.

Exterior Aspects of the 2018 Kia Forte

As noted earlier, the 2018 Forte is available in both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback body styles. The exterior of the vehicle can be upgraded with LED positioning lights and seventeen-inch alloy wheels if you want to really get noticed on the roads.

You can take your pick from six different exterior colors when you purchase or lease the 2018 Forte:

  • Snow White Pearl 
  • Silky Silver 
  • Deep Sea Blue 
  • Currant Red 
  • Phantom Gray 
  • Aurora Black Pearl

A wide range of exterior accessory options are also available on the 2018 Forte including rear spoiler, splash guard, sport visors, and more. If you’d like a complete listing of all the available accessories, just get in touch with us at Mike Shaw Kia and one of our associates will be happy to answer all your questions.

What are the Engine Choices for the 2018 Kia Forte?

If you’re looking at the LX and S sedans in the 2018 Forte lineup, it’s important to note they are powered by a 2.0L I-4 engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft torque. Considering the higher-end EX trim level sedan or Forte5 hatchback? You’ll enjoy increased horsepower (164) and torque (151 lb-ft).

Available Technology Features

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM Satellite radio
  • 7-inch Color Touchscreen
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • USB Port
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 Player
  • HD Radio®
  • SiriusXM Traffic

Available Safety Features

  • Rear Camera Display
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keep Assist System
  • Dual Front Advanced Airbags
  • Dual Front Seat Mounted Side Airbags
  • Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags


Why Buy at Mike Shaw Kia?

You’ll get a great deal on the 2018 Kia Forte no matter what day or week of the month you shop at our Kia dealership located at 6802 S. Padre Island Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78412. We’re ready to handle all your automotive sales and service needs today!

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