Explore the New Forte

Kicking off the Forte's third generation, the 2019 model year saw major updates, including loads of new features and a bold exterior aesthetic based on the Stinger fastback. For 2020, the Forte switches up the trim levels slightly, removing the S trim from the lineup and adding the sporty GT-Line and GT models.

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2020 Forte Trim Level Information

The 2020 Kia Forte is available in five trim levels:

  • FE
  • LXS
  • GT-Line
  • EX
  • GT

Even at the base level, the it comes nicely equipped with standard features like dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

Upper trim levels feature premium amenity upgrades like 17-inch alloy wheels, heated and ventilated seats, LED exterior lighting, automatic high beams, a sunroof, navigation, keyless entry and push-button ignition, satellite radio, extra advanced driver-aids, and more.

GT-Line and GT

The GT-Line trim features a special ultra-sporty aesthetic with red grille inserts, glossy black mirror caps, side sills, a rear lip spoiler, unique interior stitching, and a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel. It also includes a premium 320-watt Harman Kardon audio system and adds Blind Spot Collision Warning to the standard safety features list. The top-of-the-line GT trim gets all these upgrades plus a more powerful turbocharged engine.

2020 Kia Forte Features


Dripping with attitude, the Forte is sportier than ever, with fresh styling cues based on the unique Kia Stinger. A long hood and sweptback roofline give the Forte an athletic look that's accented by an aggressive double-grille front fascia and dynamic narrowed headlights. On the inside, the Forte's cabin is inviting and well-built, with high quality materials, soft-touch textures, and intuitively arranged controls.

To say Connecticut winters are chilly would be an understatement, so Ridgefield and Newtown drivers are sure to appreciate cold-weather comfort and convenience features like dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, heated side mirrors, and a windshield wiper de-icer.

Forte offers 15.3 cubic-feet of trunk space, and the available 60/40-split rear seatback can be folded down to enlarge available cargo capacity.


We all know that, when it comes to road safety, nothing beats attentive driving. That said, getting extra help is always good. Providing an extra degree of security to your daily drives, the Kia Forte features a full range of advanced safety and driver-assistance technologies. These DRIVEWiSE features include:

  • Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  • Standard Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Standard Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Standard Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Available Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • Available Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Available Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
  • Available Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R)


Under the hood, the Kia Forte gets its motivation from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. FE models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while the rest of the lineup comes equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission.

If you prefer a little more get-up-and-go for your drives around New Milford and Carmel, NY, the Forte GThas you covered. Powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and equipped with a High Flow Active Exhaust,  the GT increases available highway passing power, sending 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.


Test Drive the 2020 Kia Forte near Patterson, NY

To learn more about the new Kia Forte, Danbury Kia invites you to contact us online or by phone with any questions. If you'd like a closer look, come see us in person where you can get behind the wheel and experience it for yourself. We'd love to set you up with a test drive.

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