2024 Kia Forte5 in Kitchener, ON

New Kia Forte5 at Kitchener Kia

The 2024 Kia Forte5 is the hatchback variant of the popular Kia Forte compact sedan. Practicality is the name of the game with the Forte5, with its spacious rear cargo area and clever interior cabin layout. Available in three distinct trim levels, all with varying degrees of features and amenities to choose from, the 2024 Forte5 can be optioned to fit perfectly with your modern lifestyle. Continue reading below as we’ve highlighted everything you need to know about this hatchback’s exterior and interior design, available technology features, performance, and more.

Exterior Design

Multiple Colour Options

Kia gives drivers the ability to choose from five (5) available exterior paint options for 2024 Forte5. Match your unique personality with one of the following exterior paint colours:

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

Sleek Hatchback Styling

Modern, sporty and practical, the 2024 Forte5 combines all of these aspects in one sleek hatchback design. With its stylish LED daytime running lights and signature tiger nose front grille, the Forte5 is virtually indistinguishable from its sedan counterpart when looking at it from the front. The styling differences are more apparent when viewing the vehicle’s rear three-quarter angle, highlighted by its distinct sloping roofline hatchback design.

Specifications: 2024 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 Styling & Amenities

Hatchback Practicality

Not only does the 2024 Kia Forte5 offer sleek styling and sporty driving dynamics at an affordable price, its hatchback design also allows for impressive practicality. With the rear seats in place, the vehicle boasts a rear cargo capacity of 657-litres (23.2 cu-ft), significantly larger than 422-litres (14.9 cu-ft) provided by its sedan counterpart.

Premium Seat Features

Regardless of the trim level you opt for, all 2024 Kia Forte5 models come equipped with heated front seats and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel as standard. Step up to the mid-trim GT and enjoy its mix of cloth and leatherette seat upholstery, while the range topping GT Limited comes fitted with air-cooled front and heated rear seats, finished in premium synthetic leather.

Specifications 2024 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


Two Powertrain Options

The entry-level 2024 Kia Forte5 EX comes equipped with a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre multi-point injection four-cylinder engine. This powertrain produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, with power being modulated by an intelligent variable transmission (IVT). Forte5 GT and GT Limited models come fitted with a more powerful 1.6-litre turbocharged direct-injected four cylinder engine, mated to a quick-shifting 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This upgraded engine boasts a power output of 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

Drive Mode Select System

Enjoy the ability to custom-tailor the vehicle’s driving dynamics based on the weather, road conditions, and terrain, courtesy of the Drive Mode Select system. With the simple push of a button, easily alter the Forte5’s drive modes between Normal, Sport, or Smart. Available on select 2024 Kia Forte5 models.

2024 Kia Forte5 Engine Options
Engine Specifications 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
Model Availability EX GT & GT Limited
Fuel Economy (L/100km)(City/Highway) 8.0 / 6.0 8.9 / 6.9



Digital Display Screens

The standard head unit on the 2024 Kia Forte5 is an 8-inch centre touchscreen display that houses the vehicle’s connectivity features, including wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ capabilities. Those who opt for the range-topping GT Limited model will appreciate the upgraded 10.25-inch display with integrated navigation.

Harman Kardon Audio System

Exclusively equipped on the 2024 Kia Forte5 GT Limited, the available Harman Kardon™ Premium Audio System delivers top-tier sound quality through eight (8) strategically-placed speakers inside the vehicle’s cabin. Enjoy a crisp and clear listening experience and make every trip more enjoyable, thanks to this high-end sound system.

Safety & Driver Assistance

Blind Spot Detection System

Fitted on all 2024 Kia Forte5 models, the Blind Spot Detection System allows you to stay fully aware of your surroundings. Using rear-mounted radar sensors, this feature alerts drivers of other vehicles in your blind spot, so that you can confidently change lanes knowing when it’s safe to do so.

Advanced Smart Cruise Control

Available exclusively on the range-topping 2024 Kia Forte5 GT Limited, the Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) system allows you to select a desired speed and follow distance from the vehicle ahead. Take the hassle out of your daily commute, especially in bumper to bumper highway traffic with this convenient driver assistance technology.

2024 Kia Forte5 Trim Levels

2024 Kia Forte5


Starting at $26,533*
  • 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 $31,933*
  • Kia Connect
  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
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2024 Kia Forte5

GT Limited

Starting at $35,133*
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Heated & Air-Cooled Front Seats
  • 25-inch Multimedia Interface with Integrated Navigation
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Drive home behind the wheel of this sporty and practical hatchback, currency available for sale at Kitchener Kia. With its affordable starting price, stylish design and premium features, the 2024 Kia Forte5 is an attractive option for a variety of drivers. Kitchener Kia is your one-stop shop for all things Kia in the Kitchener and Waterloo area, from sales to service to parts to accessories and more. Get in touch with one of our Kia Product Specialists to learn more about the 2024 Kia Forte5, and to schedule your test drive appointment, today!