Kia Forte Models Deliver Fun and Fuel-Efficient Performance

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 3:34 pm
Red 2017 Kia Forte Driving on the Highway

What Are the 2017 Kia Forte Engine and Fuel-Economy Specs?

Affordable, efficient and athletic, the 2017 Kia Forte and the 2017 Kia Forte5 are fan favorites at Moritz Kia that are tough to beat. When many car shoppers approach the car-buying process and find themselves drawn to the Kia compact they want to know – what are the 2017 Kia Forte engine and fuel-economy specs? Take a closer look at the performance specs of the Kia Forte and Kia Forte5 at Moritz Kia today!

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2017 Kia Forte Engine, Transmission and Performance Specs

If you are looking for an agile, affordable and efficient compact sedan, the 2017 Kia Forte fits the bill. With a base MSRP that starts at just $16,600, the entry-level Kia Forte LX will not break the bank at the dealership or on the road. A 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual will manufacture 147 horsepower and achieve 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. When paired with a six-speed automatic, the base Kia Forte sedan will make 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.

Drivers who want to amp up performance without a major increase in price can opt for the top-of-the-line Kia Forte EX, which starts at just $21,300. Armed with a power-packed 164-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the Forte EX kicks performance up a notch. With fuel-economy ratings that stand at 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, you will get more power without sacrificing fuel economy.

Close Up of 2017 Kia Forte GDI Engine
Blue 2017 Kia Forte5 Rear Exterior Driving on Highway

2017 Kia Forte5 Engine, Transmission and Performance Specs

Are you looking for a compact car with a little bit more flair and pizzazz? Look no further than the 2017 Kia Forte5 hatchback. Available in three trim levels – LX, EX and SX – the Kia Forte5 possesses an affordable starting price that stands at $18,200 for the Forte5 LX trim level. Base Kia Forte5 LX models employ a 164-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission to make 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

Take performance to another level and get behind the wheel of the elite Kia Forte5 SX for just $23,800. With a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood, the Forte5 SX will shell out an impressive 201 horsepower. Standard variants employ a six-speed manual transmission that delivers 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. An upgrade to the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission makes the turbocharged Kia even more responsive and improve fuel-economy ratings to 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

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What are the 2017 Kia Forte engine and fuel-economy specs? Take a closer look at the price, engine options and performance numbers for the Kia Forte and Kia Forte5 at Moritz Kia to help you find the right fit. Visit the Moritz Kia inventory today to find the Kia Forte model that is the best fit for your driving style and budget!

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