Sneak Peek: 2017 Kia Forte

April 26th, 2016 by

Coming soon! The 2017 Kia Forte will be available soon at Luther Bloomington Kia. Check out our current Forte inventory.

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What’s New?

The Forte recieved style and performance upgrades as well as advanced features for convenience and driver assistance.

All 2017 Forte trim levels are equipped with a 2.0L engine.

The 6-speed automatic transmission, standard on the S and EX trim levels received an upgrade.

Advanced driver assistance features like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Front Collision Warning and Dynamic Bending Lights are now available.

The S trim level is new. It adds a sporty option to the 2017 Forte models with exclusive features.

Trim Levels

LX: This is the 2017 Forte base trim level option.

S: New trim level! This trim level was added to 2017 Forte models to increase the 2017 Forte’s sport factor. It features exclusive features like sport-tuned suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED DRL, rear spoiler and a chrome exhaust tip.

EX: EX focuses on luxury and convenience with standard with leather seats and heated front seats and several technology features.

Both the S and EX 2017 Forte trim levels come standard with UVO3 telematics. UVO3 is compatible with smartphones and conveniently operated from a 7-inch touch screen.

Here are the differences between these trim level options.




Engine Type

2.0L 4-cylinder multi-point injection

2.0L 4-cylinder multi-point injection

2.0L aluminum-block 4-cylinder gasoline direction injection

Standard Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic


15” Steel Wheels with full covers

16” Alloy Wheels

17” Alloy Wheels


Woven cloth seat trim (Premium cloth seating optional)

Sport black cloth seat trim with white contrast stitching

Leather seat trim

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