2023 Kia Forte

Check Out the 2023 Kia Forte at Pete's Car Smart Kia

It's hard to beat the Kia Forte when it comes to value. It has a very competitive starting price that we know many of our Amarillo customers will appreciate, and it comes with many benefits. It can be a really practical vehicle to have. At Pete's Car Smart Kia in Amarillo, our inventory includes several trims. The FE is the entry-level one, and the next one in the lineup is the LXS. It's followed by the GT-Line, GT, and GT Manual.


Lubbock drivers will have to decide between two available Kia Forte powertrains. The first is a 2.0-liter engine that will provide you with 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The other one is found on the GT and GT Manual. It's a 1.6-liter engine with a turbocharger. It's able to make 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The GT and GT Manual both have a sport-tuned dual exhaust and a multi-link rear suspension  On the GT, there's a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and paddle shifters. As its name suggests, the GT Manual uses a six-speed manual transmission. The first three trims, in contrast, all have intelligent variable transmissions with Sportmatic.

Kia Forte sedan for sale in Amarillo, TX at Pete's Car Smart Kia
Kia Forte for sale in Amarillo, TX at Pete's Car Smart Kia

Exterior Features

The Forte includes 15-inch wheels, but 16-inch, 17-inch, and 18-inch wheels are found on the higher trims. Those higher trims can also have LED front fog lights, LED taillights, LED headlights, and LED daytime running lights. These types of lights help the car look more modern and sleeker. A smart trunk and a power sunroof are available, too. The top three trims come with heated side mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, and to enhance their athletic style, they have rear spoilers, black gloss accents, sport grilles, and sport side sills.

Interior Features

The cabin of the Kia Forte is nice and comfortable. Woven cloth, SynTex and cloth, and SynTex seats are the options. If you'd like, you could upgrade to a model with a ten-way, power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support. Heated front seats are an option, as well as heated and ventilated front seats. As we alluded to before, the GT trims are all quite sporty. They have alloy pedals and flat-bottom steering wheels to go along with this theme, and they have leather-wrapped gear shifters. All trims would provide you with an overhead compartment for sunglasses, map lights, interior lighting, and a 4.2-inch display instrument cluster.

Kia Forte sedan for sale in Amarillo, TX

Kia Forte for sale at Pete's Car Smart Kia in Amarillo, TX

Technology and Safety

Anyone in Canyon who appreciates technology will be happy with what the Forte offers in this department. It comes standard with an eight-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth. Starting with the GT-Line, the Forte gets to have a 10.25-inch touchscreen that comes with navigation, voice recognition, SiriusXM Traffic, and Kia Connect. These trims have six speakers instead of the standard configuration of four speakers, and they can be upgraded with eight Harman Kardon speakers. They also have two front USB ports and could have an additional one in the back, along with wireless charging.

As you travel around the Texas Panhandle, you'll want to stay out of harm's way. Thanks to several driver-assist technologies, the Kia Forte can help you in this regard. All Forte trims feature lane following assist, driver attention warning, lane-keeping assist, and forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection. Many trims also have blind-spot collision-avoidance assistance, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, and a safe exit warning. It's standard to have a rearview monitor with dynamic parking guidance, and smart cruise control is available.

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At Pete's Car Smart Kia, you can test drive this new Forte and see for yourself all it has to offer. We are sure you will not be disappointed with your experience. Throughout the car-buying process, you will receive excellent customer care so that all your expectations are met. We look forward to showing you the new Kia Forte!

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    4701 S Soncy Rd
    Amarillo, TX 79119

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