FE 4dr Sedan
2021 Kia Forte

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The 2021 Forte is classic Kia: small in size, modest in price, and big in value, particularly for those who prefer a trunk to a hatchback.

No major changes have been made to the 2021 Forte, which was last redesigned two years ago.

Nearly every Forte features a 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 147 hp sent through a continuously variable automatic transmission. The lone exception is the GT, which sports a 1.6-liter turbo-4 good for 201 hp. It comes standard with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, though a 6-speed manual is optional. All models are front-wheel drive.

The thriftiest model is the base FE, which strips out a few amenities in order to hit 31 mpg city, 41 highway, 35 combined with the CVT (or 27/37/31 mpg with its standard manual transmission). Higher-trim cars with the base engine return 29/40/33 mpg.

The GT sacrifices efficiency for sport: its extra 50 or so horsepower results in an EPA-rated 27/35/30 mpg with the dual-clutch or 25/32/28 mpg with the manual.

On the safety front, the Forte earns four out five stars from the NHTSA. The IIHS publishes 'Good'? crash-test scores, while it calls the base headlights 'Poor.'?

Automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and a driver-attention monitor are standard, and blind-spot monitors come with all the top three trims. Adaptive cruise control is optional on most trims, including the top-spec GT.
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The 2021 Forte is classic Kia: small in size, modest in price, and big in value, particularly for those who prefer a trunk to a hatchback.

No major changes have been made to the 2021 Forte, which was last redesigned two years ago.

Nearly every Forte features a 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 147 hp sent through a continuously variable automatic transmission. The lone exception is the GT, which sports a 1.6-liter turbo-4 good for 201 hp. It comes standard with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, though a 6-speed manual is optional. All models are front-wheel drive.

The thriftiest model is the base FE, which strips out a few amenities in order to hit 31 mpg city, 41 highway, 35 combined with the CVT (or 27/37/31 mpg with its standard manual transmission). Higher-trim cars with the base engine return 29/40/33 mpg.

The GT sacrifices efficiency for sport: its extra 50 or so horsepower results in an EPA-rated 27/35/30 mpg with the dual-clutch or 25/32/28 mpg with the manual.

On the safety front, the Forte earns four out five stars from the NHTSA. The IIHS publishes 'Good'? crash-test scores, while it calls the base headlights 'Poor.'?

Automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and a driver-attention monitor are standard, and blind-spot monitors come with all the top three trims. Adaptive cruise control is optional on most trims, including the top-spec GT.
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Retail Price

$17,890 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
Engine 2.0L I-4
MPG 27 City / 37 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd man w/OD
Power 147 @ 6200 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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