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Kia Forte in Bristol

Need to learn more information on the Kia Forte in Bristol? Don’t hesitate on reading this in-depth review from Burlington Kia for performance, styling, and features info.

For the 2017 model year, the Kia Forte lineup gets solid updates in its 5-door hatchbacks and 4-door sedan cars. Upgraded styling makes the vehicle look incredibly impressive, sharing similar cues to the larger Optima. The car offers decent amount space, a good range of convenience amenities, and plenty of safety technology. Put it all together and you have a compact-car that can take on tough rivals like the Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra, Chevy Cruze, and Honda Civic. For more info on the Kia Forte in Bristol, look at this detailed review below:


The 2017 Kia Forte can be purchased in three engine options. The first is a 2.0-Liter, 16-Valve, Inline-4 engine (standard on all LX trims), connected to a six-speed manual transmission that has the capability of producing an impressive 132 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm and 147 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm, while delivering 25 MPG in the city and 34 on the highway. The second is also a 2.0-Liter, 4-Cylinder engine, which produces 164 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm and 160 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm. The third is a 1.6-Liter Turbocharged engine (available as an option on all trims), paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.


The Kia Forte in Bristol features new grille and headlights for the 2017 model year, which are straight from the bigger Kia Optima sedan. The same goes for the rear end of the vehicle, which retains its original shape, but uses the same Optima taillights. Hatchback models have a broader and longer profile with improved aerodynamics. LED accent lights are a good touch and features like illuminated door-handle pockets, power-folding exterior mirrors, and puddle lamps boost the overall attractiveness of the vehicle.


The interior isn’t that different from previous year models. It retains its original controls and comfort, along with the passenger-side dash ripples. The only new changes include the overall quality of materials inside. You can notice plenty soft-touch surfaces throughout, which boost comfort. Ex models get standard leather for this year, along with heating and cooling. There is also a heated steering wheel. Hatchbacks model offer 23 cubic feet of cargo space.

Standard Equipment

The Kia Forte in Bristol features plenty of convenience amenities, which include a split-folding rear seat, air conditioning, USB smartphone port, Bluetooth connectivity, and keyless entry. Base models also feature steel wheels. A new mid-level S model comes equipped with better interior appointments for inexpensive prices. Safety features include rear cross traffic alert and a rearview camera. Available features include autonomous emergency braking, forward collision alert, lane keeping assist, and lane departure warning.

Are you planning to buy the Kia Forte in Bristol? Feel free to visit Burlington Kia at 4428 US-130, Burlington, NJ 08016. To take your favorite vehicle out for a test drive or set up an appointment, don’t hesitate on calling us at 609-250-2166.

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