The 2023 Kia Forte5 is the five door hatchback variant of the Kia Forte sedan that boasts similar styling and technology, while offering added practicality and overall cargo carrying capabilities.This hatchback is not only stylish and capable of dynamic driving, it is also a forward-thinking vehicle thanks to its multitude of advanced technology 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. Continue reading below as we’ve compiled the key highlights and practicality features of this exciting compact hatchback.
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Sportiness and hatchback practicality at an incredibly affordable starting price don’t come any better than the 2023 Kia Forte5. Its stylish nature accentuates the vehicle’s impressive cargo carrying capabilities and thrilling performance. Boasting a total of 23.2 cubic feet (or 656.9 L) of rear cargo space, the 2023 Forte5 provides owners with a significantly larger cargo capacity than the sedan’s 14.9 cubic feet (or 421.9 L).
|2023 Kia Forte5
|2,700 / 106.3
|4,510 / 177.5
|1,800 / 70.9
|1,400 / 56.6
|Max Curbweight (kg/lb)
|1,310 / 2,888
Standard on most Forte5 models is an 8-inch centre touchscreen display that allows you to control a majority of the Forte5’s settings and user configurations. Those who opt for the range topping GT-Limited model can take advantage of the available 10.25-inch navigation display. Both systems are equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities as standard, allowing you to seamlessly connect your smartphone directly to the vehicle.
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 Forte5’s sunroof. Available on the GT-Limited trim level, allow some fresh air, sunlight, or the glow of the moon to add to the interior ambiance of your Forte5.
|2023 Kia Forte5
|Front Head Room (mm/in)
|985 / 38.7
|Rear Head Room (mm/in)
|960 / 37.7
|Front Shoulder Room (mm/in)
|1,425 / 56.1
|Rear Shoulder Room (mm/in)
|1,405 / 55.3
|Front Hip Room (mm/in)
|1,346 / 53.0
|Rear Hip Room (mm/in)
|1,298 / 51.1
|Front Legroom (mm/in)
|1,073 / 42.2
|Rear Legroom (mm/in)
|906 / 35.7
|Cargo Space Behind 2nd Row (mm/in)
|656.9 / 23.2
|Passenger Volume (L/cu-ft)
|2,728 / 96.3
The entry level 2023 Kia Forte5 EX model receives a naturally aspirated 2.0L multi-point injection four-cylinder engine that’s mated to an intelligent variable transmission. This powertrain generates 147 horsepower, 132 lb-ft of torque and receives impressive fuel economy metrics of 8.0L/100km in the city and 6.0L/100km on the highway. The mid-trim GT and range-topping GT-Limited models come equipped with a 1.6L turbocharged direct-injected four cylinder engine mated to a quick shifting 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Don’t be fooled by this engine’s smaller displacement because its turbocharger allows it to generate 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, while still being economical at 8.9L/100km in the city and 6.9L/100km on the highway.
With the available paddle shifters, you can enjoy a fully dynamic driving experience in your Forte5. Conveniently located on your steering wheel, you can easily make quick and responsive gear changes without the need to use the vehicle’s gear lever.
Few things beat the satisfaction of hearing your vehicle’s engine roar to life. Thanks to the available Electric Sound Generator on the Forte5, you too can experience this satisfaction! Using strategically placed microphones in the vehicle’s engine bay, the Electric Sound Generator pumps in the sound of your engine through the car’s speaker system.
|2023 Kia Forte5 (EX Only)
|2023 Kia Forte5 (GT & GT-Limited)
|2.0L Multi Point Injection
|1.6L Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection
|Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
|7-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission (DCT)
|Fuel Economy (L/100km)(City/Highway)
|8.0 / 6.0
|8.9 / 6.9
Fuel up your phone without the need of a cable in your Forte5 thanks to the standard wireless charging pad. Simply place your phone on the integrated wireless charging pad and let the Forte5 do all the work of replenishing your phone’s battery.
Speaking of phones, what better way to connect your phone to another thing than with your vehicle? Kia Connect, which is now available, makes this a reality by deepening your relationship with your Forte through easy functions such as lock/unlock, temperature setting, and more.
Available on the 2023 Kia Forte5 GT-Limited, the Harman Kardon Premium Audio System provides exceptional audio quality that’s sure to make every trip much more enjoyable. Finish off your sporty drive with a crisp soundtrack that even the most picky audiophile will appreciate.
Take advantage of the available Blind Spot Detection System to stay aware of your surroundings. Standard on all Forte5 trim levels, this system uses radar technology to warn you of vehicles approaching in your blind zone, so you only change lanes when it’s safe to do so.
Whether you’re a seasoned driver or brand new behind the wheel, we could all use an extra set of eyes when on the road. The Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, which is available on the 2023 Kia Forte5 GT-Limited, provides such assurance by automatically activating the brakes if an oncoming collision is detected.
– 16-inch Alloy Wheels
– Heated Front Seats & Steering Wheel
– Lane-Keep Assist & Rear-Cross Traffic Alert
– 8-inch Touchscreen Display with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
– 18-inch Alloy Wheels
– Kia Connect
– Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
– Wireless Phone Charger
– 10.25-inch Multimedia Interface with Integrated Navigation
– Advanced Smart Cruise Control
– Heated & Air-Cooled Front Seats
– Heated Rear Seats