Kia Forte

Refreshed last year, the Kia Forte 2018 enters Calgary with a fresh look and ready demeanor. As a compact sedan or hatchback, the Kia Forte gets a lot of attention. It has seating for up to five, plenty of cargo room for life's stuff, and a peppy drive quality that draws out the fun in every drive.

An extremely affordable price tag, great curb presence, and a lot of appeal make the Kia Forte in Calgary a great choice.

Design and Interior

The Kia Forte sold in Calgary includes a beautiful exterior look that is very upscale compared to many competitors in its class. The signature Kia "kidney" grille is flanked by long, thin headlamps that run over the fender. A flat hood runs quickly to a fast-paced windscreen that curves into a rolling roofline on the sedan and a fast hatch clip on the hatchback. Wheels are pushed to the corners for better maneuverability and trim items set off the windows and grille for a finished look.

Inside, the Kia Forte 2018 has a quality-made interior with a spacious rear seat and great visibility for the driver. Seating is arranged to maximize comfort and room while the driver is treated to a driver-centric cockpit with good materials use and easily understood controls. Cargo space is similarly spacious in the Forte in both the sedan and hatchback models.


The Kia Forte 2018 is offered with both a standard and a gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine option. The standard 2.0L engine is found in the base LX model while the GDI engine is offered in all other trims.

Engine Horsepower Lb-Ft of Torque
2.0L 147 132
2.0L GDI 164 151

The Forte from Kia Calgary has both a manual transmission and automatic transmission option. The manual is offered on the LX with the standard 2.0L engne while the automatic is standard with the 2.0L GDI on all other trims.

Engine/Transmission City l/100km Highway l/100km
2.0L/Manual 9.4 6.8
2.0L GDI/Auto 9.4 6.8
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • NHTSA 5-Star Safety Award
  • J.D. Power and Associates Highest Ranked Compact Car In Initial Quality


Standard safety equipment on every Kia Forte sold in Calgary includes:

  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Brake assist and ABS
  • Full suite of passenger airbags
  • Backup camera

Optional safety equipment includes:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

Warranty Highlights

Every Kia sold has 5-year/100,000km comprehensive and powertrain warranties, 5-year roadside assistance, 8-year/130,000km emissions components warranty. And an 8-year/160,000km hybrid components warranty on hybrid models.


The compact car category is popular in urban areas and a Kia in Calgary is a solid choice, especially if the Kia Forte in Calgary is the choice made. The Kia Forte 2018 has everything one could want in a compact sedan or hatchback, including style and fun.

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