Are you a driver in Nicholasville, Lexington, or Frankfort, KY, interested in finding out as much as you can about the 2022 Kia Forte? If you'd like to see whether it has what it takes to be your next on-road companion, you'll want to examine its various trim levels.

To help you, the team at Car Town Kia has drawn up this quick review containing highlights for all five trims. Continue reading to learn a bit about what each one has to offer.

To begin, we've compiled this table to show you some of the attributes you'll find in all the 2022 Kia Forte trim levels.


Key Safety Feature

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection

Cargo Volume

15.3 cubic feet

Convenience Highlight

Rear-Camera Display

Standard Engine

2.0L 4-cylinder



2022 Kia Forte FE

The FE is the base Kia Forte trim. It sets the stage nicely by supplying several accommodating elements. For starters, its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine places a commanding 147 horsepower at your disposal to make your way from Point A to Point B easily.

This standard engine also comes with great fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 31 city/41 highway MPG to help make your commute more efficient.*

You and your passengers will have all the space you'll need to move around and make yourselves comfortable. Here are some of the interior measurements of the Forte:

  • Front-seat headroom: 38.8 inches
  • Front-seat shoulder room: 56.1 inches
  • Back-seat hip room: 51.1 inches
  • Back-seat legroom: 35.7 inches

Whether you're giving some coworkers a ride to the office or taking your kids to the movies, this interior has you covered.

This base trim also starts the lineup right with a suite of accommodating features and technologies, like:

  • A 4.2-inch TFT color LCD display
  • Drive Mode Select
  • 6-way adjustable driver's and front passenger's seat
  • 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM

You can also expect a handful of standard Kia Drive Wise safety features to be your extra eyes and ears on the road with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist, and more.


2022 Kia Forte LXS

The Kia Forte LXS adds onto the conveniences included with the base trim. For instance, you can choose from added available safety features, such as:

  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist  
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist  
  • Safe Exit Warning

On the outside, your can also opt for the available heated electric adjustable outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signal indicators. You'll also upgrade the wheels from 15-inch steel wheels to standard 16-inch alloy wheels.

Additionally, starting on this trim, you'll get cargo flexibility with the 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The base trim doesn't offer this feature since its bench seat is fixed.


2022 Kia Forte GT-Line

 When it comes to style, the Kia Forte GT-Line uses such aspects as a body-color front bumper and sills with black gloss sport accents and 17-inch alloy wheels to really turn some heads.

One of the safety elements that has your back when you're behind the wheel of the Forte GT-Line is the standard Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist. It uses radar technology to let you know when another motorist occupies one of your blind spots. As a result, you'll find it easier and safer to make your moves from lane to lane.

When it comes to infotainment, this trim upgrades the 8-inch display to a 10.25-inch display with a Voice-Command Navigation System. You'll also have the option to add the Harman Kardon® Premium Audio system with Clari-Fi® technology to upgrade your listening experience.

This trim offers even more available features, accommodations, and amenities like:

  •  Wireless phone charger
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • SynTex seat trim

This sporty trim comes standard with racetrack-inspired features like a flat-bottom leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and alloy sport pedals.


2022 Kia Forte GT

The piece of machinery that propels the 2022 Kia Forte GT is a turbocharged 1.6L inline 4-cylinder engine. It's capable of generating 201 horsepower to conquer any challenges you might encounter.

Even with this amount of power, you'll still have an efficient drive with an EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway MPG.*

This trim also allows you to choose from a range of available safety features to help keep you safe in this sporty Kia sedan:

  • Parking Distance Warning-Reverse: Alerts you with a sound when you're approaching an obstacle while reversing.
  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control-Curve: Works in tandem with the navigation system to help you maintain a safe highway speed automatically, adjusting for upcoming curves in the road.
  • Highway Driving Assist: Assists with highway driving by automatically adjusting the set speed to accommodate turns and slower motorists ahead of you.

Overall, the Kia GT trim balances its sporty engineering with its expansive range of safety and convenience features.


2022 Kia Forte GT Manual

The Kia Forte GT Manual trim offers the trim-exclusive 6-speed manual transmission to give you full control of your Kia vehicle's performance.

This trim also comes standard with a range of features and technologies that are offered as add-ons on lower trims. For instance, the GT Manual comes standard with the Parking Distance Warning-Reverse feature as well Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning.

Premium cabin features like the Harman Kardon® Premium Audio with Clari-Fi™ system, heated front seats, and SynTex seat trim are also included as standard to keep you comfortable and relaxed while you're focusing on manually adjusting gears.


Schedule a Test Drive Today

Now that you've had a sneak peek at all five of the 2022 Kia Forte trim levels, you're ready to get a firsthand feel for the ones that have interested you most. If you call Nicholasville, Frankfort, or Lexington, Kentucky, home, contact the team at Car Town Kia USA today to set up a convenient day and time to take a test drive.

* 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.


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