2017 Kia Forte Review | Dick Hannah Kia | Portland Kia Forte

2017 Kia Forte

2017 Kia Forte Portland Oregon

The 2017 Kia Forte has brought a lot of attention for its surprising fun factor and massive value as a compact sedan. In such a competitive vehicle category, the 2017 Forte holds its own with state of the art auto technology and stylish design. With an aggressive sporty look, the Forte is easy on the eyes and far from generic. Loaded with features, the 2017 Forte is designed to keep you and your loved ones both safe and entertained. The Kia Forte is a value-packed compact sedan that has officially made its mark as a top-in-class competitor.

2017 Kia Forte Review

Thoughtfully designed with sleek, contouring body lines, the 2017 Forte appears less like a commuter and more like a performance vehicle. To the surprise of many, the Forte comes standard with 147 horsepower and can be found available in an even sportier EX trim upgrade with up to 164 horsepower. While the 2017 Forte offers an impressive level of performance for a compact sedan, it operates at an even higher level of efficiency. With up to 38 miles to the gallon on the highway and 29 in the city, the Forte beats out top competitors like the 2017 Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla. All trims of the 2017 Kia Forte support an Active Eco System that automatically adjusts engine performance to increase fuel efficiency.

There is an extraordinary amount of technology in the 2017 Forte, including in-dash notifications, hands-free connectivity, and available Touch-Screen navigation with voice control. Readily compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the S and EX trims of the 2017 Forte also come standard with a rear camera display and Drive Mode Select. Typically reserved for higher-end sport sedans, the 2017 Forte S and EX allow drivers to choose between a tighter sport mode, normal, or soft driving eco mode. Other available features of the 2017 Forte include push-button start, dual-zone climate control, and heated front seats.

As drivers and passengers make their way into the 2017 Forte, the words comfort and functionality are exactly what comes to mind. Standard with a premium cloth material, the 2017 Forte provides a roomy interior with a youthful cabin layout. Available with lumbar support, integrated memory, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, the drivers’ position can be easily be set for optimal comfort. With 60/40 split-folding rear seats, the 2017 Forte also serves functionality and storage needs.
2017 Kia Forte Portland

Competing with other top sedans, the Forte has a deep set of safety features that protect the occupants in unthinkable conditions. To name a few, the 2017 Kia Forte comes standard with dual front advanced airbags, vehicle stability management, and an impact-absorbing steering column. Keeping up with vehicle tech, the S and EX trim offers Lane Departure Warning and Keep Assist along with Forward Collision Warning and Pedestrian Detection.


The 2017 Kia Forte is a dominant vehicle in its class that has raised some serious notoriety in recent years. The base trim of the Forte is anything but standard, offering high levels of comfort and tech at a very competitive price. Aside from the sporty look of the Forte, the compact sedan really shines for its high efficiency and performance. The Forte is an exciting car to drive and is packed full of value for both the everyday driver and the enthusiast. If you are interested in the 2017 Kia Forte, stop by Dick Hannah Kia at the Vancouver Auto Mall and test drive one today!

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