2023 Kia Forte5 in Kitchener, ON

Kia Forte5 at Kitchener Kia

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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Exterior Design

Bold Colour Choices

Have your 2023 Forte5 truly match your personality with this selection of colour options available to you. Choose from the exciting offerings below:

  • Aurora Black
  • Gravity Blue
  • Mineral Blue
  • Runway Red
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Steel Grey

Practical & Sporty Style

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).



Specifications: 2023 Kia Forte5
Wheelbase (mm/in) 2,700 / 106.3
Length (mm/in) 4,510 / 177.5
Width (mm/in) 1,800 / 70.9
Height (mm/in) 1,400 / 56.6
Max Curbweight (kg/lb) 1,310 / 2,888

Interior Design

Advanced Infotainment Systems

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.

Available Power Sunroof

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.


Specifications 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


Engine Options

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.

Paddle Shifters

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.

Electronic Sound Generator

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.



Specifications 2023 Kia Forte5 (EX Only) 2023 Kia Forte5 (GT & GT-Limited)
Engine 2.0L Multi Point Injection 1.6L Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection
Transmission Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) 7-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission (DCT)
Horsepower 147 201
Torque (lb-ft) 132 195
Fuel Economy (L/100km)(City/Highway) 8.0 / 6.0 8.9 / 6.9


Wireless Charging

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.

Kia Connect

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.

Harman Kardon Audio System

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.




Blind Spot Detection System

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.

Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist

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.



2023 Kia Forte Trim Levels

2023 Kia Forte5


Starting at $23,195*

Key Features:
– 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

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2023 Kia Forte5


Starting at $28,595*

Key Features:
– 18-inch Alloy Wheels
– Kia Connect
– Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
– Wireless Phone Charger

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2023 Kia Forte5

GT Limited

Starting at $31,795*

Key Features:
– 10.25-inch Multimedia Interface with Integrated Navigation
– Advanced Smart Cruise Control
– Heated & Air-Cooled Front Seats
– Heated Rear Seats

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Drive away with a sporty and practical hatchback at an affordable price with the 2023 Kia Forte5! Available to you here at Kitchener Kia, contact us to learn more about the vehicle, and to schedule your a test drive appointment. We are your one-stop shop for all things Kia in the Kitchener and Waterloo area, from sales to service to parts to accessories and more.