There’s a reason why the Kia Forte is such a popular option when it comes to sedans. It’s stylish, practical, affordable, comfortable, and boasts the latest technology. And the 2022 model takes what you already love about the Forte sedan and makes it even better with a new design and new available features.
The 2022 Kia Forte is offered at four trim levels: FE, LXS, GT-Line, and GT.
Performance and Efficiency
The first three Forte models (FE, LXS, and GT-Line) are powered by the same engine: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired to an Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission that pumps out 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Impressively, this powertrain can achieve up to 31 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway, and 35 mpg combined in the FE model. Those numbers decrease slightly on the LXS and GT-Line models to 29 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, and 33 mph combined.
The GT trim comes with a more powerful motor: a 1.6-liter four cylinder mated to a seven-speed Quick Shift Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters to pump out 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. With this powertrain, efficiency decreases slightly to 27 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined. If you opt for the manual transmission, your efficiency will dip to 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined.
The 2022 Kia Forte boasts a sleek and sporty design on the outside, helping it stand out from its fellow sedans. Its redesigned front end includes updated upper and lower grilles, a new front bumper, and available 16-inch, 17-inch, and 18-inch wheels. Available LED headlights help the Forte command the road at night while staying visible to other drivers. From behind, you’ll notice a refreshed rear bumper and available LED taillights.
Interior Design and Features
Inside, the 2022 Kia Forte is no slouch. It boasts best-in-class cargo room with 111 cubic feet combined passenger and cargo space, which is more than the 2022 Toyota Corolla, 2021 Nissan Sentra, and 2021 Mazda3. Manual climate control is standard, though dual-zone automatic climate control is available as you climb the trim level range. You can also choose between woven cloth seat trim or SynTex synthetic leather seats, depending on model. Other options include heated and ventilated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED interior lighting, and a wireless phone charging pad.
Safety and Infotainment Technology
As technology progresses, it’s more important than ever that your car have the latest features on offer. Luckily, the 2022 Kia Rio offers plenty of standard and available infotainment and safety technology features to keep you entertained, engaged, and safe on the road.
Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are standard across the Forte lineup, making it easier to stay connected safely behind the wheel. An 8-inch touch-screen display is standard on FE and LXS models, while higher trim levels get a larger 10.25-inch display that includes navigation, Kia Connect, and SiriusXM®.
All 2022 Kia Forte models come with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Driver Attention Warning, a Rear View Monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance, and Rear Occupant Alert. Other available safety technologies include Safe Exit Warning, Parking Distance Warning-Reverse, Highway Driving Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, and more. The Forte makes it easier for you to stay safe on the road by having your back when you might be slow to react.
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 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.  2022 Kia Forte combined Passenger and Cargo Volume of 111 cu. ft. for trims without a sunroof vs. 2022 Toyota Corolla combined Passenger and Cargo Volume of 101.7 cu. ft., vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra combined Passenger and Cargo Volume of 110.3 cu. Ft. vs. 2021 Mazda3 combined Passenger and Cargo Volume of 106 cu. ft. Comparison based on publicly available manufacturer’s data as of August 2021.