Updates for the 2024 Kia Forte
There is some speculation that the new Kia K3 sports car will replace the Kia Forte in the model lineup, but so far, the long-time vehicle is still making the rounds in the following model year. Pricing has been announced for the 2024 Kia Forte and is still a great vehicle that fits inside a budget below $25k. Some new updates are also coming this year to improve the safety. Check out what’s new for the 2024 Kia Forte.
Safety gets an update with re-packaged Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Starting on the GT-Line, the trim offers Front Collision Alert (FCA) Fusion – Front Collision Alert-Cyclist (FCA-Cyc) – Electronic Parking Brake (EPB), Highway Driver Assist (HDA) and Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) as standard features. The Tech Package is no longer available, replaced by the new safety updates.
Trims and Powertrain
The 2024 Kia Forte lineup consists of the LX, LXS, GT-Line, and GT with six-speed manual transmission or dual-clutch transmission). Starting at $19,790 (plus destination fee), the Forte is very affordable. The standard powertrain under the hood is a 2.0L DOHC optimized with a variable valve timing system (D-CVVT) and multi-point injection (MPI) engine for improved efficiency, able to generate 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Powering the GT trims is a turbocharged 1.6-liter I4 engine optimized by gasoline direct injection, able to generate 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.
When it comes to the exterior of the 2024 Kia Forte, there comes a nice set of standard features. These include heated side mirrors (past the LXS), solar control glass, automatic headlamp control, and high beam assist. On the GT-Line and GT, a sunroof is available. A Smart Trunk™ and LED headlights, DRLs, tail lights, and fog lights can be found on the GT series.
Inside, the cabin comes with a 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat and 6-way manually adjustable passenger’s seat. On the GT series, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar adjustment, plus dual-zone automatic climate control system and rear a/c vents. The standard upholstery is cloth, followed by sport seats trimmed with SynTex and cloth on the GT-Line and GT trims, and sport seats with SynTex upholstery on the GT with six-speed manual transmission. Past the base trim, consumers can get 60/40 split folding rear seats, and heated and ventilated front seats are standard on the GT Manual trim.
Tech and Safety
The standard setup for entertainment is an 8-inch touchscreen and a 4-speaker sound system. Standard on the GT-Line and GT is a six-speaker sound system, but can be upgraded to a Harman Kardon premium audio system with eight speakers and an integrated subwoofer. Standard across the lineup are Google Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth wireless tech, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.
Aside from the updated safety features, automatic safety features include a Driver Attention Warning system, lane keep assist, lane following assist, a rear-view monitor with dynamic parking guidance, and a rear occupant alert system. Blind-spot collision warning system and a parking distance rear warning system can be found on the GT with manual transmission. Past the base trim, consumers will also find blind-spot collision avoidance assist. Navigation-based smart cruise control with stop-and-go is also available on the GT-Line and GT.
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