2021 Kia Forte GT Specs

Kia Forte

With a sport-tuned suspension and a much pokier turbocharged engine, the GT is the only model to choose if a more spirited driving experience is on the menu. It comes with either a manual gearbox or a dual-clutch automatic, and gets all of the styling upgrades applicable to the GT, too. There are a few extras such as LED headlights, bigger 18-inch alloy wheels with a machine finish, and paddle shifters for the version equipped with the DCT gearbox. The sport seats are trimmed in leatherette and cloth, with red stitching replacing the GT’s white stitching.

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Overview
Select configuration:
$22,790
Starting Price (MSRP)
Engine
1.6L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Body Type
Sedan
Seating capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    1.6L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Horsepower
    201 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque
    195 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
  • Transmission
    7-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Rack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter
    34.8 ft

Wheels

  • Wheels Type
    Aluminum Wheels
  • Front Wheel Size
    18" x 8"
  • Rear Wheel Size
    18" x 8"

Suspension

  • Front Suspension
    Strut
  • Rear Suspension
    Multi-Link

Tires

  • Front Tire
    P225/40HR18
  • Rear Tire
    P225/40HR18
  • Spare Tire
    Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

  • Combined
    30 MPG
  • City
    27 MPG
  • Highway
    35 MPG

Fuel Tank

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

Emissions

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

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    182.7 in
  • Height
    56.5 in
  • Max Width
    70.9 in
  • Front Width
    61.2 in
  • Rear Width
    61.6 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
    3,079 lbs

Cargo Space

  • Trunk Volume
    15.3 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Gravity Gray

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Snow White Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth & Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Black, SOFINO Leathertte Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

  • HD Radio
    Not Available
  • Bluetooth Connection
    Standard
  • Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
    Not Available
  • Premium Sound System
    Optional
  • 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
    Standard
  • Leather Steering Wheel
    Standard
  • Premium Synthetic Seats
    Standard
  • Vinyl Seats
    Standard
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
    Not Available
  • Sun/Moonroof
    Optional

Comfort

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

Additional Packages

Option Group 010

standard equipment

Option Group 015

$2,000

Radio: AM/FM/MP3 harman/kardon Premium Audio System, 320 watts, 8 speakers, Clari-Fi digital audio restoration, SiriusXM satellite radio, UVO eServices w/voice recognition, SiriusXM satellite radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, Bluetooth wireless technology, 2 USB charger ports (front/center console) and wireless phone charger shelf, GT2 Package, Overhead LED Front & Rear Reading Lamps, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), Smart Cruise Control, Parking Distance Warning-Reverse, Lane Change Assist (LCA), Wireless Phone Charger, Heated & Ventilated Front Seats, 10-Way Power Driver Seat, 4.2" LCD Meter Cluster, Power Sunroof w/Manual Sunshade, Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist- Ped

Safety

Safety Features

  • Back-Up Camera
    Standard
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
    Standard
  • Rear Parking Aid
    Optional
  • Blind Spot Monitor
    Standard
  • 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