If you’re searching for an attractive yet affordable sedan, consider the 2023 Kia Forte. This stylish vehicle starts at just $19,490 and is available at Van Syckle Kia in Bangor, Maine.
The 2023 Kia Forte is available at five trim levels: LX, LXS, GT-Line, GT, and GT Manual.
When you first look at the new Kia Forte, you’ll notice the sharp lines that accent its bold exterior. From front to back, this stylish sedan gives you the power of creating your dream car. To start, you’ll get to choose from an appealing palette of colors for your Forte — depending on trim level — including the vibrant Fire Orange, cool Deep Sea Blue, classic Aurora Black, and more. Wheel options range in size from 15-18 inches and are available in steel or alloy designs.
If you want to elevate your Forte’s exterior even more, consider choosing one of the three Gran Turismo models (GT-Line, GT, and GT Manual). These come with special GT styling like a gloss black front bumper with red inserts, a rear spoiler, heated gloss black side mirrors with LED turn signals, and full LED lighting. These models also come with a Smart Trunk™ that will automatically open for you when you’re standing behind the vehicle with your Smart Key.
The great thing about the 2023 Forte is that you get to choose between two different powertrains for your ideal mix of power and efficiency. The standard is a 2.0-liter engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. With its Intelligent Variable Transmission, you can expect to get up to 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.
For a more exhilarating drive, the Forte GT-Line, Forte GT, and Forte GT Manual are all equipped with a brawny 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. This boosts output to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Each GT model comes with a different transmission. The Forte GT-Line has the same IVT as the standard engine while the Forte GT comes with a seven-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission with wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Meanwhile, the Forte GT Manual comes with — as expected — a six-speed manual transmission. All things considered, you can still expect to get between 31-39 mpg on the highway with these models.
The new Kia Forte has enough room for up to five people and has a versatile interior that is great for your family. With its 111 cubic feet of total combined passenger and cargo volume, the Forte offers more space than competitors like the 2022 Mazda3 and 2022 Corolla.
Additional comfort can be found throughout the 2023 Forte lineup. Depending on the model you choose, you could find a plethora of convenient and cozy amenities like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, a 10-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Some of the most convenient features can be had on the Forte GT-Line, which gives you a Smart Key with remote start, a power one-touch auto-up/down driver’s window, a rear armrest with cup holders, alloy sport pedals, and easy-to-clean SynTex and cloth sport seats.
Staying connected on the go is simple in the Kia Forte. You’ll get a standard 8-inch touch-screen display that has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, Bluetooth® wireless and hands-free connectivity, and a USB/audio input jack.
If you want even more convenience, the GT-Line, GT, and GT Manual models come with a larger 10.25-inch touch-screen display. This comes with a navigation system, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a front USB charging port, and Kia Connect — which gives you remote access to your new Forte.
Additional technologies that become standard on higher Forte trims include a wireless phone charger, a rear USB charging port, and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio system.
When you’re going from Point A to Point B, you’ll have added peace of mind in the 2023 Forte thanks to its many standard safety systems. For starters, highway driving will be a breeze with features like Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Lane Following Assist. Driving in the city is simpler with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (with Pedestrian Detection) as well as Rear Occupant Alert that reminds you to check the back seat.
For even more security, you can add optional safety systems to your Forte. Available features include state-of-the-art Kia Drive Wise technologies like Highway Driving Assist, Safe Exit Warning, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, and more.
The best way to experience the 2023 Kia Forte for yourself is to get behind the wheel. You can set that up easily with our team here at Van Syckle Kia in Bangor, Maine, when you give us a call, send us an email, or visit us in person!
 “Starting MSRP” price is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual price set by dealer and may vary.
 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.