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The Kia Forte Puts Big Value in a Small Package

It may seem like crossovers and SUVs have taken over the roads in and around New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Slidell, but that’s not the case. There is still a strong consumer demand for high-quality compact cars, and the ones that rise to the top are those capable of offering a lot of value, a lot of practicality, and a little price tag.

With those qualifications in mind, the Kia Forte is the compact car to beat. Not only does this popular small car easily keep pace with rival offerings from other prominent automotive brands, it does so for a more affordable price.

People shopping for compact cars expect certain things to be a given, and the Forte delivers exceptional practicality in terms of efficiency, maneuverability, dependability, and affordability. But it doesn’t stop there. It also packs in a surprising number of highly desirable features and amenities. You might not be surprised to see these things in a higher-priced car in this class, but the Kia model’s remarkable budget-friendliness makes its offerings that much more impressive.

It’s one thing to read about everything the Kia Forte does well – it’s another to see it in action. That’s what you can do when you visit Kia of Covington and explore the Forte models we have in stock. Check out the features and amenities on the various trims of this amazing compact car and then take your favorites for a test drive.

When you take the Forte’s everyday low price and factor in the various savings opportunities we always have on offer here at Kia of Covington, the result is a true bargain you’ll love as much as you love your value-loaded new car!

What’s New in the 2018 Kia Forte?

With a vehicle that’s as well-rounded as the Forte, the general rule of thumb is not to mess with the formula that makes it so great. That’s why the 2018 Forte carries over largely from the previous model year. There are some changes, however, in terms of package enhancements, all of which are a pleasant surprise for those seeking to deck out their Forte with everything they want and nothing they’re not interested in.

Some of the updates you’ll see for 2018 include standard cruise control on the LX trim with automatic transmission, an expanded selection of features in the LX Popular Package that includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as smartphone-projected navigation. Various other enhancements are present, as well:

  • The LX Popular Plus Package adds a new alloy wheel design, LED taillights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  • The S model gets 16-inch alloy wheels.
  • The Technology Package adds a sunroof.
  • The EX model adds safety systems including blind spot detection and a rear cross traffic alert.

With its three trims – LX, S, and EX – all bringing a wide array of premium features to the Forte’s attractive price point, it’s no wonder this compact car is giving all of those higher-priced rivals a real run for their money.
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A Brief History of the Kia Forte

The Kia Forte made its debut for the 2009 model year. The compact car was billed as a more budget-friendly alternative to some of the other compact cars on the market. It was originally only available as a four-door sedan, but a two-door coupe soon followed, as did a hatchback called the Forte5.

The most remarkable thing about this economical compact car was the number and quality of the features it offered while retaining its attractive price tag.

Updates in 2013 improved sound insulation technology and added LED daytime running lights and power folding side mirrors. The following year added two new powertrain options, a 1.8L inline 4-cylinder and a directed-injected 2.0L inline 4. The 2017 Forte saw improvements to tech, with its upgraded UVO infotainment system; performance, with a new base engine; and aesthetics.

The Kia Forte continues to stand out among other compact car options on the road for its superior value in terms of price and offerings.

Why Buy or Lease a Forte from Kia of Covington?

Our Kia dealership is located in the heart of Louisiana and convenient to Mandeville, Abita Springs, and Lacombe as well as all surrounding areas. Not only do we have all the new Kia models you love in stock and priced to sell, we also have a diverse selection of used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs and savings opportunities at every turn. You’ll love the deal you get on the car of your dreams when you shop Kia of Covington.

Visit us today and discover how easy and enjoyable the car buying process can be.