2018 Kia Forte sedan Atlanta GA

2018 Kia Forte sedan
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2018 Kia Forte sedan at Metro Kia

In 2018 the Kia Forte sedan makes only a few changes mostly on packages. The LX trim has standard cruise control for 2018 and multiple features like UVO3 have been included in the LX Popular package to help improve the availability of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Additionally, the LX Popular Plus package also offers features like LED taillights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a new alloy wheel design. The Premium package has been discontinued for 2018, but the Technology package has added a sunroof to make up for it. Additional safety features have also been added to the EX sedan. If you are interested in learning more about the 2018 Kia Forte sedan read below.

Engine Performance

  • 164 horsepower
  • 29/38 miles per gallon
  • Direct fuel injection

Safety Features

  • Electronic stability control
  • Lane change assist
  • Blind spot detection

Vehicle Design

  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Push-button start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

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Which safety features are available in 2018?

Some of the standard safety features found on all models would include full-length side curtain airbags, dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, height-adjustable front seat-belt anchors, front seat-belt pre-tensioners, a 4-wheel antilock brakes system, electronic stability control, a front seat-belt buckle sensor, vehicle stability management, front and rear crumple zones, front active headrests, a tire-pressure monitoring system, side-impact door beams, and so much more. In fact only one of the safety features is not found standard with every trim level. An immobilizer is optional on the S trim and standard on the EX trim. Additional driving systems can be found as optional or standard on the upper trim levels. These would include drive mode select, a blind spot detection system, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, a lane keep assist system, and many more.

How many trim levels are there?

The Kia Forte offers three trim levels: LX, S, and EX. The LX comes standard with low-beam projector headlights, heated electric adjustable outside mirrors, rear window defroster, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, six-way adjustable driver's seat, SIRIUS satellite radio, a 12-volt outlet, and remote keyless entry. The S trim adds to this with front LED positioning lights, single chrome exhaust tip finisher, an illuminated glove box, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 7-inch rear-camera display. The final trim tops it off with a rear center armrest, dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, leather seat trim, heated front seats, sliding armrests, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and push-button start. Multiple packages are available at varying trim levels for additional feature add-ons as well.

What engine variations are available in 2018?

A 2-liter 4-cylinder multi-port injection engine can be found in the LX and S trims. This engine has 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. With the six-speed manual transmission, this engine can see an EPA rated fuel economy of 25/34 miles per gallon, while with the six-speed automatic transmission it can have an EPA rated fuel economy at 29/38 miles per gallon. The EX trim is seen with a 2-liter 4-cylinder gasoline direct injection engine. This engine has 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. The EPA has rated this engine with a fuel economy rating of 25/33 miles per gallon.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Kia Forte sedan

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