The 2018 Kia Forte Is Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car Of The Week!

June 21st, 2021 by


The 2018 Kia Forte is a lovable compact sedan that offers the best of many worlds with a plethora of standard features, incredible comfort and style, all for an unbeatable price. Its advanced technological features and fun powertrains only scratches the surface as to why it is the best choice for Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car of The Week!

Engine and Drive

This Forte sedan has three engine options to choose from. The first powertrain is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder motor, this machine musters up 147 horsepower with 132 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-L engine is standard on the LX, S, and EX models. Then, the other version of this motor will be found on Forte5 LX’s and EX’s. It’s a bit more energetic with 164 horsepower with 151 lb-ft of torque. The third and final engine option is a 1.6-liter turbocharger with 4-cylinders. It has the most forceful 201 horsepower with 195 lb-ft of torque.

Additionally, buyers are also given the choice between a 6-speed manual or a more responsive 6-speed automatic transmission, while the 1.6-L Forte5 SX can also be joined with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Driving the 2018 Kia Forte is anything but boring. While on one hand, the powertrains aren’t exactly sports car material, on the other, the compact’s steering, transmission, suspension, and motors are finely tuned and give a responsive feel. This is no coincidence, as the company’s engineers have a reputation for building cars that have that athletic feel despite it not being a race car.


The Korean automaker has a knack for creating cars that are innovative in their style. The trendsetting Forte and Forte5 are easy on the eyes, with defined lines and a sculpted frame, LED accent lights, and an athletic physique. This car can be purchased either as a sedan or a hatchback, but either way, the body styles will share the same nose. Of course, the hatchback will be seen by many as the fairest twin, especially with its short overhang and rear spoiler. In 2021, this car is still funky and fresh with a list of conveniences like power-folding mirrors, puddle lights, and even illuminated door-handle pockets.

Interior and Standard Features

In the same likeness as the outside, the interior of the Kia Forte and Forte 5 have a minimalistic style that still manages to use its charm to enchant its buyers. The layout of the control area is quite practical, while the materials are nothing short of upscale and swanky. The seating arrangement is excellent for most adults, regardless of where they’re sitting, and has a cozy feel. Base-level EX Forte’s have standard leather material. Available features include heating and cooling seats, 10-way-power driver’s seats with power lumbar support. The second row also offers cup holders in its center armrest. Then, for grocery shopping, you’ll find 15 cubic feet of cargo space in the regular Forte, and 23 cubic feet in the Forte5.

Standard technologies and general comforts in the cabin include keyless entry, Bluetooth and USB smartphone connectivity, air conditioning, and a split-folding rear seat. The Forte S sedan is a bit more decorative in its design, opposed to the lesser models that are a bit more simplistic. Additionally, each and every model is filled with safety features, like front-seat airbags, a front anti-roll bar, electronic stability control, brake assist, and more. 

Driver’s Auto Mart

The 2018 Kia Forte is the perfect little sedan or hatchback that is more than suitable to meet the needs of you and your passengers. It has loads of standard features, attractive styling, incredible comfort, and an affordable price. This Used Car of The Week also is loaded with premium options that encompass Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, exterior parking camera rear, front fog lights, heated front seats, remote keyless entry, and leather seat trim.

This Forte EX 4D sedan is being sold at Driver’s Auto Mart for an unbelievably low price of $12,923. Those who are interested in this model or any of our other vehicles can simply view our online pre-owned inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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