Vehicle of the Year Award Goes To The 2019 Kia Forte

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 5:50 pm
Red 2019 Kia Forte parked in front of a brick wall

After taking the 2019 Kia Forte for a spin at the Bondurant Racing School, local Phoenix-area journalists awarded the 2019 Forte with the ‘Best Value’ award at the first-ever Southwest Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year Awards. Learn more about what features and highlights stood out most about Kia’s new sedan below.

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2019 Kia Forte Named ‘Best Value’ at Southwest Lifestyle Event

While a handful of the 2019 Kia Forte’s features stood out including the sporty design and nimble handling, it was the generous list of standard features that clinched the ‘Best Value’ title. For 2019, all Kia Forte models come equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and more.

2019 Kia Forte front interior

2019 Kia Forte exterior in red

2019 Kia Forte rear seats

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What People Are Saying:

“We’re honored that the Forte took the win for best value at the very first Southwest Lifestyle Vehicle Awards. The previous Forte was already one of our top-sellers, and the new 2019 Forte is poised to continue being a crowd favorite thanks to its sporty design, upscale interior, available premium features, fun-to-drive attitude, and more importantly, incredible value. The Forte proves that affordable compact cars don’t have to be boring commuter cars,” said Orth Hedrick, executive director of Car Planning and Telematics, KMA.

“The Kia Forte was really a standout in the Car of the Year field. It’s stylish, efficient, fun to drive, and comes with premium tech and safety features that you’d expect in a car costing thousands more. It really is a ‘Best Value’ in every sense and it exceeded out jounalists’ expectations in almost every category,” said Becky Antioco, event director and founder of Southwest Lifestyle Media.

Fort Worth drivers interested in upgrading to the new 2019 Kia Forte can find the new 2019 lineup available for test drive and purchase now at Moritz Kia. Use our online inventory pages to see all in-stock models or visit the dealership and someone from the team can give you personalized help.

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