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2018 Kia Forte S Specs

Kia Forte

The Forte S trim option is outfitted with more vehicle features as standard. Along with the upgraded infotainment system setup it also receives UVO3 eServices with Android Auto and Apple Carplay smartphone integration. Its seats are upholstered in knit and woven sport-cloth trim; the cabin receives a leather-wrapped steering wheel, soft-touch dash and upper front door panels and a few chrome accents are added inside and out. It also additionally receives a Drive Mode Select which includes Normal, Eco, and Sport drive modes. The S can also be equipped with blind spot detection, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. 

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Overview
Select configuration:
$19,400
Starting Price (MSRP)
Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Body Type
Sedan
Seating capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
14.9 ft³
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 37 MPG

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
  • Horsepower
    147 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Torque
    132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
  • Transmission
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Rack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter
    34.8 ft

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size
    16" x 6.5"
  • Rear Wheel Size
    16" x 6.5"

Suspension

  • Front Suspension
    Strut
  • Rear Suspension
    Torsion Beam

Tires

  • Front Tire
    P205/55HR16
  • Rear Tire
    P205/55HR16

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

  • Combined
    32 MPG
  • City
    25 MPG
  • Highway
    37 MPG

Emissions

  • CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
    5.5 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    13.2 gallons
  • Cruising Range City
    330 miles
  • Cruising Range Highway
    488.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    179.5 in
  • Height
    56.3 in
  • Max Width
    70.1 in
  • Front Width
    61.2 in
  • Rear Width
    61.7 in
  • Wheelbase
    106.3 in
  • Ground Clearance
    5.3 in

Interior Space

  • Seating Capacity
    5 seater
  • Front Seat Leg Room
    42.2 in
  • Front Seat Headroom
    39.1 in
  • Front Seat Shoulder Room
    56.1 in
  • Front Seat Hip Room
    53.8 in
  • Rear Seat Leg Room
    35.9 in
  • Rear Seat Headroom
    37.3 in
  • Rear Seat Shoulder Room
    54.9 in
  • Rear Seat Hip Room
    53.1 in

Cargo Space

  • Trunk Volume
    14.9 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Clear White
  • Currant Red
  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Phantom Gray

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Knit & Woven Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

  • HD Radio
    Not Available
  • Bluetooth Connection
    Standard
  • Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
    Not Available
  • Premium Sound System
    Not Available
  • Satellite Radio
    Standard
  • Smart Device Integration
    Standard
  • WiFi Hotspot
    Not Available
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
    Standard
  • Entertainment System
    Not Available
  • MP3 Player
    Standard

Interior Trim

  • Bucket Seats
    Standard
  • Cloth Seats
    Standard
  • Leather Seats
    Not Available
  • Leather Steering Wheel
    Standard
  • Premium Synthetic Seats
    Not Available
  • Vinyl Seats
    Not Available
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
    Not Available
  • Sun/Moonroof
    Optional

Comfort

  • Head-Up Display
    Not Available
  • Navigation System
    Not Available
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
    Standard
  • Power Liftgate
    Not Available
  • Power Mirror(s)
    Standard
  • A/C
    Standard
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
    Not Available
  • Automatic Parking
    Not Available
  • Climate Control
    Not Available
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cooled Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cruise Control
    Standard
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
    Optional
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Heated Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Heated Steering Wheel
    Not Available
  • Keyless Entry
    Standard
  • Multi-Zone A/C
    Not Available
  • Power Driver Seat
    Not Available
  • Power Passenger Seat
    Not Available
  • Remote Engine Start
    Not Available
  • Remote Trunk Release
    Standard
  • Seat Memory
    Not Available
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
    Not Available
  • Seat-Massage
    Not Available
  • Rear A/C
    Not Available
  • Keyless Start
    Optional
  • Navigation from Telematics
    Not Available
  • Telematics
    Not Available

Additional Packages

S Technology Package

$1,500

Lane Departure Warning System, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Front Fog Lights, Front Collision Warning System, Power Sunroof, Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob, Perimeter Approach Lighting, Push-Button Start System, Smart Key and Smart Trunk, Driver & Front Passenger Auto Up/Down Windows, Lane Keep Assist, Supervision Meter Cluster, 4.2" thin film transistor (TFT) color LCD display (inside the meter cluster), Power Outside Mirrors w/LED Turn Signal Indicators, Engine Immobilizer, Pedestrian Detection, Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors, LED Taillights

S Technology Plus Package

$1,700

Lane Departure Warning System, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Front Fog Lights, Front Collision Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Power Sunroof, Lane Change Assist, Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob, Perimeter Approach Lighting, Push-Button Start System, Smart Key and Smart Trunk, Driver & Front Passenger Auto Up/Down Windows, Lane Keep Assist, Supervision Meter Cluster, 4.2" thin film transistor (TFT) color LCD display (inside the meter cluster), Power Outside Mirrors w/LED Turn Signal Indicators, Engine Immobilizer, Pedestrian Detection, Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors, LED Taillights

Safety

Safety Features

  • Back-Up Camera
    Standard
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
    Optional
  • Rear Parking Aid
    Not Available
  • Blind Spot Monitor
    Optional
  • Lane Departure Warning
    Optional
  • Lane Keeping Assist
    Optional
  • ABS
    Standard
  • Night Vision
    Not Available
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
    Standard
  • Brake Assist
    Standard
  • Stability Control
    Standard
  • Traction Control
    Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

Airbags

  • Driver Air Bag
    Standard
  • Front Head Air Bag
    Standard
  • Front Side Air Bag
    Standard
  • Knee Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Passenger Air Bag
    Standard
  • Rear Head Air Bag
    Standard
  • Rear Side Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Seatbelt Air Bag
    Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

  • Basic
    5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion
    5 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain
    10 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance
    5 Years / 60,000 Miles