The Kia Forte debuted in 2010 to replace the Spectra as the brand's compact car model. The hatchback arrived in 2011 and adopted the Forte5 label along with new styling in 2014. The third-generation Forte5 hatchback is all-new for 2020.
Kia offers the Forte5 in EX, GT and GT Limited trims. EX uses a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission. GT and GT Limited get a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
EX trim comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic on/off headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, heated side mirrors, cloth upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, air conditioning, an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging, cruise control, 3.5-inch gauge cluster display, power windows, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, city-speed forward collision avoidance assistance and rear cross-traffic alert.
GT adds 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, a sunroof, red grille accents, dual exhaust tips, sport seats and steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, passive keyless entry and push-button engine start, connected car services and LED interior lighting with ambient lighting.
Finally, GT Limited adds automatic high beams, leather upholstery, power-adjustable driver's seat, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, navigation, adaptive cruise control, a 4.2-inch gauge cluster display and high-speed collision detection with automatic braking.
Kia's fuel consumption estimates for the 2020 Forte5 are 8.0/6.0 L/100 km (city/highway) for the EX, and 8.9/6.9 for the turbocharged GT model.
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