2019 Kia Forte Performance Specs

2019 Kia Forte

From 2019 Kia Forte horsepower to efficiency, all 2019 Kia Forte specs encourage drivers to take a test drive. You’ll experience an artful blend of engaging performance and high-efficiency scores thanks to a cutting-edge powertrain and advanced performance features.

Power and MPG

The Kia Forte doesn’t play favorites when it comes to power and performance. Regardless of trim level, you’ll command up to 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque from a 2.0L DOHC I-4 Atkinson Cycle engine with Multi-Point Injection. You can expect spirited responsiveness whether on the highway between Lee's Summit and Independence or in the center of Blue Springs.

Engine output is refined by one of two transmission systems to deliver strong efficiency scores:

  • Standard 6-Speed Manual Transmission: Makes up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway.
  • Available Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) w/ Sportmatic®: Makes up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city and 41 on the highway.

Performance Features

The new Kia Forte runs on MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension with coil springs and twin-tube shock absorbers, so your ride remains calm and composed at all times.

Further performance features include:

  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM): Steering direction control capability intervenes when appropriate to stabilize the vehicle and keep its path under your command.
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC): Monitors and assists with key vehicle functions by braking individual wheels and reducing engine power.
  • Traction Control System (TCS): Senses wheelspin during acceleration and uses a combination of engine power and braking force to control and correct it.
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD): A network of sensors ensures braking power is distributed appropriated between all wheels for more controlled handling when you have to decelerate.
  • Brake Assist System (BAS): Detects emergency braking situations and applies additional braking force to bring you to a stop sooner.

See How Kia Forte Specs Translate into Real World Performance

Whether you want to check out Kia Forte performance parts or compare Kia Forte against Kia Optima, the team at our Kansas City dealership can be of assistance. Visit our showroom today or contact us directly to find out more about this model or to compare our other models like the Cadillac XTS vs. CTS or even Kia vs. Honda models in general.

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