Compare 2021 Kia Forte Trims

Rear view of the 2021 Kia Forte EX

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2021 Kia Forte Trim



  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine with 147 horsepower
  • 27/37/31 EPA-Estimate MPG, 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • 8-inch Touch-Screen Display with Rear View Camera
  • Auto Emergency Braking Technology
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay®


  • 29/40/33 EPA-Estimated MPG, Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission
  • Drive Mode Select
  • 16-inch Machine Finish Alloy Wheels
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • Auto Headlight Control
  • Black Gloss Sport Bumper Accents


  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Sport Seats with SOFINO Artificial Leather and Cloth Seat Trim, White Stitching
  • GT-Line Leather-Wrapped Flat-Bottom Sport Steering Wheel
  • 17-inch Graphite Finish Alloy Wheels
  • LED Rear Tail Lights


  • Harmon Kardon® Premium Audio System
  • UVO link with Touch-Screen Navigation
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • SOFINO Artificial Leather Seat Trim
  • 10-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat with Power Lumbar Support
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats


  • 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine with 201HP
  • 7-Speed Quick Shift DCT Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters
  • Available 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • 18-inch GT Two-Tone Alloy Wheels
  • Sport-Tuned Suspension and Dual Exhaust
  • Sport Seats with SOFINO Artificial Leather and Cloth Seat Trim, Red Stitching

What Are The Kia Forte Trim Levels?

Coming in five trim levels – FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX, and GT – the 2021 Kia Forte allows shoppers to pick their ideal balance of performance, features, and value.

Even if your sole focus is to keep costs down, the 2021 Kia Forte delivers exceptionally well on the performance and feature fronts through the base FE trim. An 8-inch Touch-Screen Display programmed for Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® comes standard, as do advanced safety features like Auto Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning. Powered by a 147 horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, the 2021 Kia Forte FE also earns an excellent 37 MPG combined.

The 2021 Kia Forte FE comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, but the next-level 2021 Kia Forte LXS integrates an Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission to deliver an even better 40 MPG combined. Gear-shifting aside, the LXS is well worth the step-up for adding Drive Mode Select, 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats, and striking 16-inch machine finish alloy wheels.

There’s plenty of more style where that came from as you move towards the sporty GT-Line. The alloy wheels grow an inch and flash a graphite finish, while front fog lights and LED Rear Tail Lights catch the gaze of onlookers with their striking character. From behind the wheel, you can savor SOFINO Artificial Leather-wrapped seats and a GT-Line Leather-Wrapped steering wheel. You also have the Blind Spot Information System to add another layer of confidence to your commute around the streets of Portland.

Should you crave more of the finer things in drive, the 2021 Kia Forte EX will more than satisfy. Heated and ventilated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, and wireless phone charging all come standard. Even your favorite songs receive the luxury treatment when filtered through your Harmon Kardon® Premium Audio System.

The top-of-the-line 2021 Kia Forte GT is strictly reserved for performance enthusiasts. You get the peppier, 201 horsepower 1.6L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine outfitted with either the cutting-edge 7-speed Quick Shift Dual Clutch Automatic with Paddle Shifters or the classic 6-speed manual, as well as a Sport-Tuned Suspension to increase agility. For looks to match, the Forte GT adds 18-inch GT Two-Tone Alloy Wheels and dual exhaust tips.

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