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Kia Forte Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2019)

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2019 Kia Forte Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Length 182.7 in
Width 70.9 in
Height 56.5 in
Curb Weight 2762 lb.
Fuel Capacity 14.0 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 56.1 in
Hip Room, Row 1 53.0 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.2 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.5 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 55.3 in
Hip Room, Row 2 51.1 in
Legroom, Row 2 35.7 in
Total Legroom 77.9 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume 15.3 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2019 Kia Forte

2019 Kia Forte Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2019 I found both rows of seats comfortable in the Kia. Outward visibility from the driver seat is pretty good, though the windshield is raked a bit much for my taste. Rear seat passengers enjoy a cushion comfortably high off the floor (unlike the Civic's) and a relatively open view forward. I personally have issues with the shape of the front seats in compact Hondas. Both their lumbar bulges and their headrests just too far forward. Try thoroughly before buying. see full Kia Forte review
 

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2019 Kia Forte 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim FE LXS S EX
Standard Engine 2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
147 hp@6200
132 lb-ft@4500
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
147 hp@6200
132 lb-ft@4500
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
147 hp@6200
132 lb-ft@4500
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
147 hp@6200
132 lb-ft@4500
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manually-shiftable CVT6-speed manually-shiftable CVT6-speed manually-shiftable CVT
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable CVT   
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires205/55HR16 tires215/45HR17 tires215/45HR17 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2019 Kia Forte

2019 Kia Forte Powertrain: Cons
YearComment
The list of reasons not to buy a Kia Forte is shorter, and might only apply to the non-GT. Some people will find the 147-horsepower 2.0-liter base engine sluggish. I personally found it adequate for typical daily driving. A Honda Civic LX with a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter engine is no quicker, nor is a Toyota Corolla with a 169-horsepower 2.0-liter engine. But a Civic EX with the 174-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter accelerates with more gusto. As will the 201-horsepower Kia Forte GT. Kia, Honda, and Toyota all employ CVTs (continuously variable transmissions) in their compact cars. Historically, driving enthusiasts have disliked the sound and feel of powertrains with CVTs. But Kia programmed its CVT to fairly convincingly feel like a conventional automatic. The Forte's engine buzzes less than the Honda's at high RPM, rendering the residual CVT behavior less obnoxious. The Forte GT uses a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) rather than a CVT. Or a six-speed manual. I'd get the manual. see full Kia Forte review
 

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2019 Kia Forte MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan FE 17,790 0 925
4dr Sedan LXS 19,190 0 925
4dr Sedan S 20,290 0 925
4dr Sedan EX 21,990 0 925

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