The New 2018 Kia Forte is Here in Watertown, CT


Test Drive the New 2018 Kia Forte at Shaker's Kia in Watertown, CT

Small in size, sleek in appearance, and fun in practice, there's nothing we don't love about the new 2018 Kia Forte, and we here at Shaker's Kia know you're going to love all that it has to offer as well! You'll discover an entire selection of these compact cars here at our Watertown, CT dealership so, whether you're from Waterbury or Milford or anywhere around, we have no doubt that the Forte could be the fun and fast on-road fix you need to really take your drives to the next level.

What's New for 2018?

There's a few things that have changed for the 2018 Kia Forte, specifically with what features are available in certain trim levels and optional packages. The base Kia Forte LX trim now gets standard cruise control, and the Popular Package now includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Kia Forte S trim has a new 16-inch alloy wheel design, a sunroof is now included in the Technology package, and the Premium Package has been discontinued. Finally, the Kia Forte EX trim comes standard with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist. No matter which trim you choose, there's now more to love.

Style and Comfort to Make Naugatuck, CT Heads Turn

Regardless of which 2018 Kia Forte trim you choose - the base Kia Forte LX, the Kia Forte S, or the Kia Forte EX - you'll get a compact car that's gorgeous from every angle. Distinctive front LED Positioning Lights and available LED Rear Combination Lamps light up the night, and there's even available Perimeter Approach Lighting and Door Handle Pocket Lights to welcome you upon return. Climb inside the cabin of the Kia Forte and find spacious seating for five adults; add on the available heated and ventilated front seating and you'll be ready for anything at any time of the year.


Technologies for a Safer, More Convenient Bristol, CT Drive

The 2018 Kia Forte knows how to deliver a high-tech experience. Even your technophile friends may do a double-take once they get a look at the simple and user-friendly UVO eServices touchscreen infotainment system, providing you with music and connectivity on the go; and with the available addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, it'll be like your car has become an extension of your beloved smartphone. You'll be safe and sound as you cruise too, thanks to the standard Rear-Camera Display with guidelines to make any parking space a breeze, and the available Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems keep an extra set of eyes out when you need it the most.

Efficient Performance to Keep You Cruising Longer

Pop open the hood and find the 2018 Kia Forte knows how to provide you with a fun ride as well! A standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine hitting 147 horsepower will get you up to speed in no time but, if you need more, the Kia Forte EX trim comes with a four-cylinder engine capable of cranking out 164 horsepower for some extra oomph. With that kind of muscle, and with the impressive fuel efficiency that the 2018 Kia Forte provides, you'll never want to stop for anything.

The 2018 Kia Forte comes in a handful of different trim levels - the Kia Forte LX, Kia Forte S, and Kia Forte EX - so you can get the exact features and functions you need to truly tackle your daily demands. Each trim provides you with a number of different or enhanced features over the last, so take a look below to learn a little more about each and discover which one might be best for you. No matter which you pick, you'll be choosing driving bliss every time you take the wheel.

2018 Kia Forte LX

Starting at an affordable $16,800 MSRP, the 2018 Kia Forte LX is the base trim level and provides you with a number of features and technologies to make even the shortest errands feel like a new adventure. A standard radio with steering wheel-mounted control enables you to peruse music while keeping your hands on the wheel, Bluetooth keeps you connected all ride long, and there's even auxiliary and USB inputs to play music from your handheld devices and keep their batteries charged. Add on the standard convenience of power locks, power windows, power heated side mirrors, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine hitting 147 horsepower, and you've got yourself an exceptionally affordable car that gives you everything you need and then some.

2018 Kia Forte S

Stepping up to the 2018 Kia Forte S trim provides a bump in features and performance for the price of $19,400 MSRP. This trim provides you with a sport suspension, a 6-speed Sportmatic automatic transmission, and manual shift mode to really give you a ride line no other. 16-inch alloy wheels, auto on/off headlights, a rear spoiler, and LED position lights keep all eyes on you as you cruise; open the doors and find a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with UVO eServices as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for some on-road fun every time. And with the comforts of a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and the safety of a rear backup camera, you'll never want the ride to end.

2018 Kia Forte EX

The 2018 Kia Forte EX is the top trim level and starts at $21,700 MSRP. Outside, everyone will know you're cruising in style thanks to the illuminated door handles that light up when you get near, a Smart Trunk that opens as you approach even if your arms are full, fog lights to light up the night, and 17-inch alloy wheels that grab attention from every direction. Inside, leather seating with heated front seats amps up the luxury, dual-zone climate control keeps you comfortable in any weather condition, and push-button start makes beginning your journey as easy as ever. A standard 164-horsepower engine under the hood will have you blazing off in no time and, with the added help of standard Blind Spot Monitoring with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, you'll have extra eyes out to keep you from harm.

Visit Shaker's Kia to Test Drive the 2018 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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