2022 Kia Forte Review

2022 Kia ForteWhat’s your forte? You may be a driver who excels in handling high-speed performance—or you could be an expert in the latest safety technologies. Whatever your area of expertise, the 2022 Kia Forte is the perfect road companion.

To prove it, our automotive experts at LaFontaine Kia have written this review. If you’re a driver near Ann Arbor, Belleville, or Canton, MI, and would like to learn more, continue reading below!

2022 Kia Forte: Sleek Performance

2022 Kia Forte PerformanceThe 2022 Kia Forte is classified as a compact Kia sedan. However, don’t let this fool you. Forte drivers are constantly surprised at just how much power is behind the pedals.

For starters, the Kia Forte offers an available 1.6L Turbocharged engine that can achieve a whopping 201 horsepower and lays down 195 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain comes standard in the performance-driven Forte GT model.

The GT model distinguishes itself with the standard 7-speed quick-shifting Dual-Clutch Transmission, which allows the turbocharged engine’s powerband to be controlled by steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Add the available Michelin® Pilot® Sport 4 Summer Tires for maximum traction on the road. The GT also features a Sport-Tuned Dual Exhaust system.

If your main concern is mileage, the Kia Forte offers a baseline EPA-estimated 31 city/41 highway MPG.1 This kind of efficiency pairs well with drivers who are constantly commuting or for those once-in-a-while road trips.

2022 Kia Forte: Climbing Inside

Unlike other compact vehicles, the 2022 Kia Forte is designed with a spacious cabin. This cabin can seat up to five passengers at a time.

Check out this breakdown of its interior dimensions:

2022 Kia Forte Interior Dimensions

Headroom (front row/rear row) 38.8 inches/37.5 inches
Legroom (front row/rear row) 42.2 inches/35.7 inches
Interior Volume 96 cubic feet
Cargo Volume 15.3 cubic feet

No matter where you take your place inside your Forte, you’ll be greeted with over 35 inches of legroom. At most, you and your front passenger can stretch and shift your legs in a roomy 42.2 inches. This makes this cabin a perfect fit for both child and adult passengers.

Plus, the model comes with 15.3 cubic feet dedicated to storing your cargo. Pack your groceries, luggage, gym equipment, and so much more. Select the available split-folding rear seat to help you pack longer cargo items, while still accommodating up to two rear-seated passengers.

In terms of keeping your riders entertained, the Kia Forte comes standard with the following features:

  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • 4-speaker audio system
  • Wireless Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay® integration
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology hands-free connectivity

2022 Kia Forte: Standard Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology

2022 Kia Forte Safety Each Kia Forte comes with standard Kia Drive Wise driver assist technology. This is a safety suite that includes various standard and available safety features in order to keep you and your passengers safe.

Standard features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, and Lane Following Assist.

Here are some optional features drivers can add for an extra layer of protection:

  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve
  • Highway Drive Assist

Test Drive the 2022 Kia Forte

What are you waiting for? The 2022 Kia Forte is ready to make waves in the Ann Arbor, Belleville, and Canton, Michigan, areas. Reach out to LaFontaine Kia to schedule a test drive today!


1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.


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