2023 Kia Forte in Kitchener, ON

Kia Forte at Kitchener Kia

The 2023 Kia Forte is the Kia compact with a whole lot of character. This sporty sedan not only looks good and performs at a high level thanks to its engine internals, but is also forward-thinking thanks to its many advanced tech and safety features. Our team at Kitchener Kia would love to introduce you to this top-performer, across highlights of design, performance, connectivity and more. Follow along, then find the trim that works best for your needs.

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Exterior Design

Bold Colour Choices

Have your 2023 Forte truly match your personality with this selection of colour options available to you. Choose from the exciting offerings below:

  • Aurora Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Hyper Blue
  • Radiant Red
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sporty Blue
  • Steel Grey

Compact & Sporty Style

Sportiness and a compact style at an incredibly affordable starting price don’t come any better than the 2023 Forte. Its stylish nature foreshadows the thrilling performance power that lays in wait under the hood.

Specifications: 2023 Kia Forte LX
Wheelbase (mm) 2,700
Length (mm) 4,640
Width (mm) 1,800
Height (mm) 1,435

Interior Design

Infotainment System

The 10.25-inch navigation display focalizes the dashboard around it thanks to its crystal clear and inviting display screen. It’s beautiful to touch, easily able to control all of your apps and navigation control, just from a few presses on its receptive screen.


Whether it be the sun or moon you want to enjoy, day or night, let a little of the outside world in through the 2023 Forte’s available sunroof. Fresh air, sunlight, or the glow of the moon, it all adds to the ambiance inside the Forte.



Specifications 2023 Kia Forte LX Dimensions
Head Room (rear) (mm) 985
Head Room (rear) (mm) 952
Shoulder Room (front) (mm) 1,425
Shoulder Room (rear) (mm) 1,405
Hip Room (front) (mm) 1,346
Hip Room (rear) (mm) 1,298
Leg Room (front) (mm) 1,073
Leg Room (rear) (mm) 906
Passenger Volume (L) 2,718


Close-up of Forte engine, overhead view

Engine Options

The LX, EX, EX+, EX Premium and GT-Line trims all come fit with the same 2.0L Multi Point Injection engine, reaching 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. If top-level Forte performance is what you’re after, let us introduce you to the GT Limited trim, the only Forte trim that comes with a 1.6L Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection engine, seeing a boost to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.
Close-up of Kia Forte paddle shifters

Paddle Shifters

Take part in a true sport driving experience in your Forte thanks to the available paddle shifters. Their convenient location allows you to make butter soft gear switching without having to use the brakes.
Front-on view of Forte driving with mountain in background

Electronic Sound Generator

Few things beat the growling of a sports car, and the available Electric Sound Generator adds to the Forte’s performance experience thanks to its added sounds produced that will make you the highlight of the road.
Specifications 2023 Kia Forte LX – GT-Line 2023 Kia Forte GT Limited
Engine 2.0L Multi Point Injection 1.6L Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection
Transmission Intelligent Variable Transmission 7-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission
Horsepower 147 201
Torque (lb-ft) 132 195


Wireless Charging

Charge your phone as easily as you can in your house in your Forte thanks to available wireless charging. All you have to do is set your phone down on the wireless charging tray and enjoy cord-free replenishing of your phone’s battery.

Kia Connect

Speaking of phone’s what better connection to have between your phone and another item of yours than with your vehicle. Available Kia Connect makes this a reality, deepening your relationship with your Forte thanks to convenient features like lock/unlock, temperature setting and more.

Harman Kardon Audio System

Finish off your sporty drive with a crisp soundtrack to boot. The available Harman Kardon audio system provides exceptional audio quality that will make each and every trip even that much more enjoyable.


Blind Spot Detection System

Be aware of your surroundings thanks to the available Blind Spot Detection System. It utilizes radar technology to let you know of vehicles approaching in your blind spot, so that you’ll only make a lane change move when it’s safe.

Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist

We could all use a little confidence boost out on the road, whether you’re a seasoned driver or are new behind the wheel. This available Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist delivers such confidence by automatically braking if it senses an impending collision.

2023 Kia Forte Trim Levels

Front side view of 2023 Kia Forte LX


Starting at $20,395*

– 15-inch steel wheels
– Halogen headlights
– Cloth seats
– 8-inch display audio

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Front side view of 2023 Kia Forte EX


Starting at $22,095*

– 16-inch machined-finish alloy wheels
– LED positioning lights
– Heated steering wheel
– Wireless phone charger

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Front side view of 2023 Kia Forte EX+


Starting at $23,695*

– 17-inch alloy wheels
– LED headlights
– LED taillights
– Sunroof

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Front side view of 2023 Kia Forte EX Premium

EX Premium

Starting at $25,495*

– Dual-zone automatic climate control
– Satellite radio
– Smart cruise control
– Smart key, with push-button start

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Front side view of 2023 Kia Forte GT-Line


Starting at $27,395*

– LED fog lights
– Rear spoiler
– Sport seats (cloth & leather)
– Heated rear seats

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Front side view of 2023 Kia Forte GT-Limited


Starting at $30,595*

– 1.6L Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection engine
– 18-inch sport alloy wheels
– Dual muffler
– Leather seats (synthetic)

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Purchase a sporty compact at an affordable price with the 2023 Kia Forte, available to you here at Kitchener Kia. Contact us to learn more about the vehicle, and to schedule your own test drive appointment. We’re your one-stop shop for all things Kia in the Kitchener and Waterloo area, from sales to service to parts to accessories and more.