2020 Kia Forte FE Specs

Kia Forte

At the start of the Forte line-up, FE stands for ‘Fuel Efficiency’ as the FE model boasts the best EPA mileage estimates when equipped with the optional CVT gearbox. But it’s not just about efficiency, as there’s a heap of standard safety and convenience features. The seats are six-way manually adjustable and upholstered in cloth, and there’s single-zone climate control; an eight-inch infotainment suite boasts full Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. Additionally, the full suite of Kia Drive Wise safety technology is standard, including driver attention warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning.

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Overview
Select configuration:
$17,890
Starting Price (MSRP)
Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Body Type
Sedan
Seating capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
Fuel Economy
City: 27 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 Manual
  • Drivetrain
    Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Rack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter
    34.8 ft

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size
    15" x 6"
  • Rear Wheel Size
    15" x 6"

Suspension

  • Front Suspension
    Strut
  • Rear Suspension
    Torsion Beam

Tires

  • Front Tire
    P195/65HR15
  • Rear Tire
    P195/65HR15

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

  • Combined
    31 MPG
  • City
    27 MPG
  • Highway
    37 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    14 gallons
  • Cruising Range City
    378 miles
  • Cruising Range Highway
    518 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    182.7 in
  • Height
    56.5 in
  • Max Width
    70.9 in
  • Front Width
    61.5 in
  • Rear Width
    61.9 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
    38.8 in
  • Front Seat Shoulder Room
    56.1 in
  • Front Seat Hip Room
    53 in
  • Rear Seat Leg Room
    35.7 in
  • Rear Seat Headroom
    37.5 in
  • Rear Seat Shoulder Room
    55.3 in
  • Rear Seat Hip Room
    51.1 in

Weight and Towing

  • Curb Weight
    2,707 lbs

Cargo Space

  • Trunk Volume
    15.3 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Clear White
  • Gravity Grey

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, 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
    Not Available
  • 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
    Not Available
  • Premium Synthetic Seats
    Not Available
  • Vinyl Seats
    Not Available
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
    Not Available
  • Sun/Moonroof
    Not Available

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
    Not Available
  • 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
    Not Available
  • Navigation from Telematics
    Not Available
  • Telematics
    Not Available

Additional Packages

Option Group 010

standard equipment

Safety

Safety Features

  • Back-Up Camera
    Standard
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
    Not Available
  • Rear Parking Aid
    Not Available
  • Blind Spot Monitor
    Not Available
  • Lane Departure Warning
    Standard
  • Lane Keeping Assist
    Standard
  • 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