2022 Kia Forte Trim Levels

May 5th, 2022 by

If you’re looking to purchase the new 2022 Kia Forte, there are several excellent trim levels to choose from. These trims each offer an impressive range of features. Learning about each level and what it has to offer can help you find the perfect model that comes equipped with all the luxuries you want without paying extra for things you don’t need. Since the 2022 Kia Forte comes in four trim level packages, we describe what each level includes and compare them so you can choose which model suits all your needs and preferences.

2022 Kia Forte FE

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The Kia Forte FE is the base trim, but it still offers an exciting array of luxury features and safety equipment. This trim typically comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It generates 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The Kia Forte FE includes a two-speed continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), 15-inch wheels, and front-wheel drive. For the driver’s peace of mind, this trim comes with a driver attention warning system, lane departure warning, automatic high beam assist, brake assist, and a rearview camera all as standard safety features to protect you, your passengers, and others on the road.

Drivers of the Kia Forte FE get style and comfort when it comes to interior design. The trim package comes with cloth upholstered seats, plenty of space to accommodate a family, and cabin control features to keep you and your passengers riding comfortably. This base model comes with air conditioning and power rear windows. It also comes with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display, wireless Bluetooth streaming, and a USB port. You get access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can sync your smartphone with your car for added convenience and access to your important devices.

2022 Kia Forte LXS

Expanding on the base FE model is the Kia Forte LXS. This trim package maintains the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as the FE. With this setup, it’s also equipped to produce 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, which is ample power to transport you and your family wherever you need to go. Like the FE, the LXS also has a two-speed CVT transmission and front-wheel drive, but this trim has 16-inch wheels compared to the FE’s 15-inch wheels. The LXS also adds more safety features, like the option to include blind-spot avoidance and rear cross-traffic assist technology.

The LXS also expands on the list of interior comfort features. While the LXS also has cloth upholstery, it offers 60-40 rear folding seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and soft-touch dash and interior door panels to make your ride extra comfy and convenient. This trim also offers new features like optional adjustable outside mirrors. Drivers can also add heating to prevent their outside mirrors from clouding up, and these mirrors can include integrated turn signal indicators. Drivers get the same infotainment options with the LXS as the FE, including an eight-inch touchscreen display and smartphone sync features.

2022 Kia Forte GT-Line

Stepping up the options, even more, is the Kia Forte GT-Line. This trim offers a sportier disposition for those looking for a Kia Forte with a sleeker, more modern sense of style. The GT-Line comes with the same engine setup as the LXS and FE. It has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque with a two-speed CVT and front-wheel drive. This trim comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, and all the optional safety features of the LXS come standard with this trim package, plus drivers can add Smart Cruise Control with Curve.

The Kia Forte GT-Line also adds more options for comfort, entertainment, and style. It separates itself from the LXS and FE by offering SynTex cloth upholstery and leatherette accents. The steering wheel combines metal and leather materials to give this trim level a sleeker design. For even more cabin comfort, drivers can get dual-zone automatic climate control features that set different zones of the cabin at different temperatures so your passengers can always ride comfortably. Externally, drivers get the advantage of automatic projector headlights with taillights and daytime running lights for added nighttime visibility and driver safety.

2022 Kia Forte GT

Finally, the Kia Forte GT is the top-of-the-line trim for this model. Drivers have the choice of the automatic or manual transmission versions for this vehicle. Both the automatic and manual transmission versions of this trim come with the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which sets them apart from the other trim packages in the lineup. The manual is paired with a six-speed transmission, while the automatic gets a seven-speed transmission. With this setup, both of the GTs generate 201 horsepower with 195 lb-ft of torque, and you get 18-inch alloy wheels for added power and stability on the road.

In addition to adding more mechanical power, the Kia Forte GT is packed with even more technology and design features. Like the GT-Line, this trim comes with SynTex cloth seats and leatherette accents. It also has 60-40 rear folding seats plus new features like wireless smartphone charging, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and optional heated and ventilated front seats. Other features include sliding sun visors, illuminated mirrors, and an extra USB port for added connectivity. GT drivers also get more safety feature options like blind-spot monitoring and smart cruise control for even more peace of mind on the road.

These are the key comparisons between the four trim levels of the new 2022 Kia Forte. Are you looking to get behind the wheel of your new Kia today? Contact us today at Kia of Streetsboro by phone, email, or online to schedule an appointment. You can also stop by our dealership to meet with a sales representative and have your questions answered today. When you’re ready to seal the deal, fill out our online application to get pre-approved for a loan or schedule a meeting with one of our talented financing experts to get the best financing package for you.

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