What are the 2021 Kia Forte Trims?

May 14th, 2021 by
2021 Kia Forte

The Kia Forte has long been a favorite with El Cajon customers for its sleek style, efficient performance, and feature-filled interior. So if you’re on the hunt for the perfect Forte in San Diego, how do you choose from the six different Kia Forte trims? In this guide, we’ll walk you through the different Kia Forte configurations to help you find the best option for your needs and budget. Let’s get started.

Kia Forte FE ($17,980 MSRP)

The Kia Forte trims start off with the Forte FE, a budget-friendly option that’s packed with all the latest technology that you want on the La Mesa roads. From smartphone connectivity to advanced safety, see what this model has to offer:

  • Auto Emergency Braking Technology
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • 8-inch touchscreen display

Kia Forte LXS ($19,390 MSRP)

The  Kia Forte LXS brings a sportier look to the lineup, along with performance features like Drive Mode Select and improved Intelligent Variable Automatic Transmission.

  • Drive Mode Select (DMS)
  • 16-inch Machine Finish Alloy Wheels
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • Gloss Black Sport Bumper Accents

Kia Forte GT-Line ($20,490 MSRP)

Building upon the Kia Forte, the GT-Line dazzles with more aggressive styling and additional exterior upgrades – including LED rear taillights and fog lights.

  • GT-Line Sport Grille and Side Sills
  • GT-Line Leather-Wrapped Flat-Bottom Sport Steering Wheel
  • Gloss Black Rear Spoiler
  • Smart Key and Push Button Start

Kia Forte EX ($23,090 MSRP)

The Forte EX is the perfect choice for the tech-savvy with its state-of-the-art sound system and built-in wireless phone charging. Enjoy premium features like:

  • Harman Kardon Audio System
  • SOFINO Seat Trim
  • Heated and Ventilated Seats
  • UVO Link with Touch-Screen Navigation

Kia Forte GT ($22,790 MSRP)

The Kia Forte GT is the most athletic of the Kia Forte configurations with its 201-hp turbocharged engine and 7-speed DCT with paddle shifters, along with stylish exterior flourishes like:

  • 18-inch GT Two-Tone Alloy Wheels
  • Sport-Tuned Suspension and Dual Exhaust
  • SOFINO Sport Seats and Red Stitching
  • GT Leather-Wrapped Flat-Bottom Sport Steering Wheel

Kia Forte GT Manual ($23,390 MSRP)

If you want the extra control and exhilaration of a manual transmission, the Kia Forte GT Manual is the perfect choice for the Chula Vista roads. Boasting sporty performance and high-tech features, check out some of our favorite amenities onboard:

  • Power Sunroof
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Harman Kardon Audio System
  • Wireless Phone Charger

Explore the Kia Forte Trims at Kearny Mesa Kia

Whether you’re sold on the Kia Forte LXS or the GT-Line, contact us at Kearny Mesa Kia for more information about the Kia Forte configurations. You can also preview our new Kia Forte inventory online, and even shop and test drive from home!


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