Meet the New 2017 Kia Forte near Waterbury, CT

There's a 2017 Kia Forte to Suit Every Waterbury Driver at Shaker's Kia in Watertown, CT

The 2017 Kia Forte is a fresh new force in the compact sedan category, thanks to updated styling, a more powerful engine, a sport-themed trim level, the latest and greatest in infotainment technology and advanced safety features.

The Kia Forte sedan is available in LX, S and EX trim levels.


The Forte LX and S sedans are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. It can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission (LX only) or a six-speed automatic. EPA fuel economy estimates are 32 mpg combined (29 city/38 highway) with the automatic and 28 mpg combined (25 city/34 highway) with the manual.

The EX sedan gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder tuned to produce 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. The EX has an EPA rating of 28 mpg combined (25 city/33 highway).

Features and Options

Forte LX
  • The LX sedan starts with a nice set of standard features, including 15-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a trip computer, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, USB connectivity and an auxiliary audio jack
  • Optional for the LX (but only with the automatic transmission) is the Popular package, which includes automatic headlights, cruise control, upgraded interior upholstery and trim, a sliding front armrest, a rear seat armrest, a rearview camera, a 4.3-inch touchscreen and six speakers.
Forte S
  • Next, the S sedan includes most of the afore-mentioned, but upgrades to a sport-tuned suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, a rear spoiler, a chrome exhaust outlet, adjustable drive modes (including steering effort), unique black cloth upholstery with white contrast stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and Kia's Uvo eServices telematics.
  • The S sedan's available Technology package adds fog lights, LED taillights, and keyless entry and ignition plus safety technologies like lane departure warning and prevention, blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. There's also a Premium package that builds on the Technology package with a sunroof, heated front seats, a power driver seat, driver memory settings, a sliding front armrest, and a navigation system with voice controls.
Forte EX
  • At the top, the EX sedan drops the sport-themed extras but adds the more powerful 2.0-liter engine, fog lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED turn signal indicators on the mirror housings (and puddle lamps underneath), LED taillights, keyless entry and ignition, ambient interior lighting, leather upholstery, heated front seats and dual-zone automatic temperature control with rear vents.
  • For the EX, there's an optional Premium Plus package that adds a sunroof, power driver seat and the extra safety technologies plus adaptive xenon headlights, a navigation system, cooled front seats and driver memory settings.

Visit Shaker's Kia to Test Drive the 2017 Forte - Your Next Vehicle is Waiting!

Shaker's Kia of Watertown, CT has a full inventory of new Kia Forte models, and Forte5 hatchbacks, in stock and ready to test drive. Stop by our showroom today at 1230 Main Street in Watertown. We're just a short drive from Waterbury, Bristol, Naugatuck and Milford, and we're open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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