2017 Kia Forte Redesign, Release and Changes

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2017 Kia Forte Redesign, Release and Changes – After a long awaited finally Kia will release a new car. We of Bestautorelease.com will share the latest information about the release of the car 2017 Kia Forte times as detailed as possible. Kia car is one brand that is famous all over the world, every car that was released has always brought great changes and awesome. This car will be released in 2017, we will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine 2017 Kia Forte. So happy reading, and enjoy it.

2017 Kia Forte Price

The new sedan has a sleek looking exterior which is inspired by its sister the 2016 Kia Optima. Just like its hatch sister, the Forte sedan will feature a tiger nose grille which has been stretched to touch it headlight edges. The LED headlights flanking it in turn stretch to touch the front fenders.

The 2017 Kia Forte includes a family of compact cars, with a pair of different body styles and some revised powertrains. An extroverted design, a nimble driving personality, and a value-centric feature set are common points among them, and what helps this nameplate stand out in a tightly competitive segment of the market.

As Kia’s compact-car family, the Forte is offered in sedan and Forte5 (five-door hatchback) forms. It’s the sedan design that gives the Forte an advantage, as it’s hard to get right in this size of vehicle. With its last redesign, the Forte gained a little bit of width and length, but not height; and that works especially well in the handsome, elongated roofline and profile of the sedan. For 2017, the Forte gets a new front bumper, as well as a “tiger nose” grille that sits visually a bit lower and blends right into the headlamps, as in the larger Optima sedan. Taillights have also been redesigned and have optional LEDs.

2017 Kia Forte Price

Our prices can range from $16,600 – $26,000 to get the 2017 Kia Forte is based on the current dollar exchange rate. Car prices are subject to change at any time. If there are changes in prices for the 2017 Kia Forte we will do an update on this article, so keep reading and following our blog Bestautorelease.Com.

2017 Kia Forte Specs

2017 Kia Forte Release Date

Last month Kia launched the 2017 Kia Forte Sedan and its sister Kia Forte5 Hatchback at the Detroit Auto Show. Now, a month later, the automaker is set to yet again showcase the new vehicles at the upcoming Chicago Auto show which runs from February 13th to 21st.

The 2017 Kia Forte packs in some new active-safety features, including autonomous emergency braking, rear cross traffic alert, front collision warning, lane change assist, and dynamic bending lights. As of this time, Kia still hasn’t detailed how these new features will be available, but we’re expecting them to be offered as part of an option package on the EX and perhaps S. Otherwise, the Forte has been below par in safety compared to other models in its class. Last year Kia improved the Forte’s frontal impact score to four stars, and its IIHS small overlap rating up to “marginal,” yet it remains one we wouldn’t recommend to the safety-focused.

2017 Kia Forte Specs

Below we have summarized some of the reviews about the features of the car exterior and interior 2017 Kia Forte. The car is expected to be a comfortable car for the ride by the community.

The 2017 Kia Forte sedan gets a mild design update, adopting a more shapely front end and redesigned headlights. But its elongated roofline, arched profile, and sculpted side sheetmetal are far less distinctive now than when the car launched. Virtually every small sedan has adopted the same shape to reduce aerodynamic drag in the interests of boosting fuel-efficiency ratings.

The new S trim features a sport-tuned suspension, LED DRLs, a rear spoiler and a chrome exhaust tip. The LX and S trims ride on 16-inch alloy wheels while the EX rides on 17-inch alloy wheels. The EX also adds perimeter approach lighting and front door pocket lighting.

The perennial small-car sales leaders have never faced stiffer competition, and the 2017 Kia Forte is the latest shot over the bow. Although it falls short of a full redesign, the 2017 Forte offers freshened styling, a new standard engine for the sedan, a sport-themed S sedan trim level, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, and optional safety technologies such as automatic emergency braking that are still rare in this class. With fuel economy as high as 38 mpg highway and just about every available feature one could ask for in this price range, the 2017 Forte makes a strong case for itself against its more established foes.

The top EX trim cabin is the most luxurious with leather seats, heated front seats with a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat which also features 2-position memory setting, push-button ignition with Smart key, a dual-zone climate control system and rear vents.

From a features standpoint, the Forte5 LX and Forte5 EX largely mirror the LX and S sedan, with minor differences such as standard 16-inch steel wheels for the Forte5 LX and standard leather upholstery for the Forte5 EX, which gets 17-inch alloy wheels but lacks the S sedan’s sport-tuned suspension (standard on the Forte5 SX) and other specific sport-themed flourishes. The Forte5 SX adds a turbocharged engine, 18-inch wheels, dual exhaust tips and unique front and rear styling, plus an Orange Color package (new for 2017) with orange leather seat inserts and contrast stitching. Forte5 options also largely mirror those of the sedan, although a couple of the sedan’s advanced safety features (automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning and prevention) are not currently offered.

Both the S and EX trims will feature as standard a 7.0-inch color touch-screen UVO3 telematics infotainment system. The system integrates Smartphone functionality via Apple CarPlay TM and Android Auto. These platforms give the driver a more convenient access to music streaming, sending text messages and using the navigation system.

2017 Kia Forte Review

2017 Kia Forte Engine

Under the hood, Kia has introduced a new engine to the sedan. The engine is a 2.0 L Atkinson’s cycle inline-4 that replaces the 1.8 L engine on the outgoing models. This will be the base engine on the LX and S trims. This engine will be paired with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission system.

There are no details about its output as of this writing; however, we expect the new engine to have a better output. The EX trim will still feature the 2.0 L GDI, 4-cylinder engine which will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system. We believe this engine will still produce 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque as in the outgoing model.

The Forte LX and S sedans are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Power runs to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission (LX only) or a six-speed automatic. EPA fuel economy estimates are 32 mpg combined (29 city/38 highway) with the automatic and a rather disappointing 28 mpg combined (25 city/34 highway) with the manual.

The EX sedan gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder generating 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque (or 160 and 149, respectively, in SULEV specification). This engine comes only with the six-speed automatic and returns an EPA-rated 28 mpg combined (25 city/33 highway), which is decidedly unimpressive given the relatively modest power output.The Forte5 LX and EX share this same powertrain, and the power and fuel economy are nearly identical. The hatchback in this configuration returns 1 mpg better (34) on the highway.

There’s a new S sedan trim level with sporty accents and a firmer suspension, and the sedan’s base engine is now a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is rated to deliver slightly better overall fuel economy than the discontinued 1.8-liter unit. The EX receives some formerly optional luxuries as standard, while newly available features include Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and a suite of advanced safety technologies. Finally, the Forte5 SX hatchback now offers a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated manual transmission instead of last year’s more traditional automatic.

For 2017, the 1.8-liter inline-4 is now gone from the lineup. The Forte still offers two different engines; they’re both 2.0-liter inline-4s, but that’s where the similarities end. Forte LX and S models get a 2.0-liter iron-block 4-cylinder, while EX models come with a 2.0-liter four that has an aluminum block and direct injection. The Forte gets a 6-speed automatic transmission for most of the lineup, although a 6-speed manual transmission is standard on the base LX (with the automatic optional). Fuel economy ratings are slightly better this year, but only average for the segment.

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