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2023 Kia Forte Review

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Choosing a ride is an important decision—one that you want to meet your needs on the road. Here at Oakes Kia, we have the vehicle you’re looking for. Check out our inventory to find something compact that can be the perfect commuting companion in North Kansas City and Kansas City, MO, and Kansas City, KS.

The 2023 Kia Forte will provide you with a quality performance, fuel economy, and plenty of features. Dive into this review to learn more about what the Kia Forte has to offer.

2023 Kia Forte: Performance

Performance serves as the foundation of your ride, giving you the reliability you deserve and assuring you that you can reach all of your destinations. The 2023 Kia Forte deliver this desired performance without missing a beat.

The Forte features a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with an Intelligent Variable Transmission that can help create a smoother ride wherever you go.

The Kia Forte also provides an EPA-estimated 30 city/41 highway MPG1, allowing you to make the most of your fuel when you’re on the go to your many stops.

2023 Kia Forte: Interior Space

You’ll want to have space in the ride you choose. This allows you to be confident that everyone can ride in comfort. You’ll also appreciate knowing that you have enough space to pack everything you need for your travels.

The 2023 Kia Forte offers 96 cubic feet of interior volume. Your front passengers will enjoy the 38.8 inches of headroom and 42.2 inches of legroom. Rear passengers can stretch out in the 37.5 inches of headroom and 35.7 inches of legroom.

The Kia Forte also provides 15.3 cubic feet of cargo volume, allowing you plenty of space for groceries, luggage, and other items as needed.

2023 Kia Forte: Technology

Technology can help power your driving experience to new heights by providing more resources for you to use while on the road. The 2023 Kia Forte is no different, giving you many options for how you can elevate your experience.

The Kia Forte features an available voice-command navigation system, with an available 10.25-inch touchscreen. With this screen, you can access wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, making it easy to stay connected and get everything you need while on the go.

The available wireless phone charger in the front console tray can power up your device without worrying about finding the right cord. The available Smart Trunk™ allows you to stand directly behind your vehicle with your Smart Key and open it automatically—hands-free.

Come See the 2023 Kia Forte at Oakes Kia!

Now that you know more about the 2023 Kia Forte and what it can do for you on the roads of North Kansas City and Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, it’s time for you to come see it for yourself.

You can contact us today at Oakes Kia or visit our dealership to take an up-close look at this compact ride. While you’re there, why not get behind the wheel for a test drive? We look forward to seeing you soon!


1 MPG: Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition. For more information, please see

2023 Forte LX is rated at an EPA estimated 31/41/35 MPG (City, Highway, Combined).

2023 Forte LXS is rated at an EPA estimated 29/39/33 MPG (City, Highway, Combined).

2023 Forte GT-Line is rated at an EPA estimated 29/39/33 MPG (City, Highway, Combined).

2023 Forte GT (shown) is rated at an EPA estimated 27/35/30 MPG (City, Highway, Combined).

2023 Forte GT Manual is rated at an EPA estimated 22/31/26 MPG (City, Highway, Combined).

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