Dealership hours of operation
Mon - Thu 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dealership hours of operation
Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun Closed
Dealership hours of operation
Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun Closed

10 Reasons to Fall in Love With the Kia Forte

10 Reasons to Fall in Love With the Kia Forte

A silver 2023 Kia Forte GT is shown parked in front of a building.

Efficient, stylish, well-equipped, and engaging to drive are a few ways to describe any Kia Forte for sale on our lot. First introduced to Canadian drivers in 2010, the Forte is a compact car that doesn't ask shoppers to compromise. Instead, its exceptional packaging delivers high-quality materials, advanced technologies, and inspiring performance, making every moment in the driver's seat enjoyable and rewarding. Moreover, these characteristics don't require spending a fortune, as the Forte's affordable price tag is only bettered by Kia's outstanding warranty coverage.


Since its debut, the Forte has been characterized as a high-value option for drivers seeking a sensible and stylish car. Kia introduced the third-generation Forte in 2019 and gave the compact car a mid-cycle refresh in 2022. The 2023 Forte builds on these updates and fulfills Kia's promise that drivers will "never compromise with this compact." Here's a closer look at the 2023 Forte's many features that ensure you never have to settle for less than the extraordinary.

#1 - Expansive Digital Displays

The 2023 Forte is a compact car with a modern cockpit designed to keep you informed, connected, and aware of your surroundings. Kia guarantees as much by equipping the Forte with a standard 20 cm or optional 26 cm touchscreen display that is home to Kia's infotainment system. Through the technology, you can access your smartphone, navigational tools, in-vehicle apps, and a rearview camera that provides a clear view behind the Forte when navigating in reverse.

#2 - Smartphone Integration

How much do you rely on your smartphone throughout the day? Unfortunately, while smartphones are integral to our lives, they can also steal our focus and threaten our safety behind the wheel. Kia mitigates this risk by equipping the 2023 Forte with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. As a result, you can seamlessly sync your smartphone to the Forte's infotainment system, giving you access to your apps, contacts, music, navigational features, and more in an intuitive layout.

#3 - Wireless Smartphone Charging

You can leave the charging cords at home when you opt for a 2023 Forte with a wireless charging pad. The wireless charging station is positioned below the center stack, ensuring your smartphone is always within reach, charged, and ready to go. As a result, the cabin is clear of clutter, and you can fully enjoy the journey, whether running errands around town or travelling for business. Even better, this feature is standard on all but the base LX trim.

#4 - Kia Connect

While staying connected when driving is easy, Kia allows you to remain linked to your Forte even when you aren't behind the wheel. The 2023 Forte offers Kia Connect, a smartphone app that directly connects you to the compact car. You can use the app to remotely start the engine, set the cabin temperature, and lock or unlock the doors. The app also remembers where you parked, making it especially helpful when navigating a new city.

A close up shows the apps on the infotainment screen in a 2023 Kia Forte for sale.

#5 - Heated and Cooled Amenities

The 2023 Forte appeals to Canadian drivers because of its many comfort-related amenities. For example, every trim except the base LX that you will find on the lot of your local Kia dealership has a standard heated steering wheel for optimal comfort in Canada's harsh winters, and even the LX has standard heated seats. The GT-Line and GT Limited enhance this comfort with air-cooled front seats and heated rear seats, with the GT Limited boasting synthetic leather upholstery.

#6 - Harman Kardon Premium Sound System

The 2023 Forte might have a compact footprint, but it is well-equipped to keep you and your passengers entertained. With standard smartphone integration giving you access to your playlists, Kia ensures you can reap the rewards of this connectivity by outfitting the Forte with a premium sound system. The available Harman Kardon sound system delivers an immersive, concert-like experience to every seat, transforming every moment you're behind the wheel.

#7 - Efficient Engines

As a compact car, the 2023 Forte is agile, easy to maneuver, and efficient. Aside from the performance-oriented GT Limited trim, the Forte comes standard with Kia's proven 2.0L multi-point injection engine and an intelligent variable transmission. This combination delivers 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque, with an estimated fuel economy of 8.2 L/100 km in the city and 6.0 L/100 km on the highway. The GT Limited offers a bit less efficiency but a lot more performance with a 1.6L turbocharged engine that delivers 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, although a six-speed manual is available in the Forte 5 hatchback.

#8 - Driver-Assist Features

Kia prioritizes safety in every way possible, from the Forte's high-strength build to its airbags and advanced driver-assist features that actively minimize the potential for collisions by enhancing your awareness. These tools add to the 2023 Forte's high-value packaging by equipping it with a virtual spotter that constantly monitors the front, rear, and sides of this compact car. For example, the Blind Spot Detection System monitors traffic to the sides of the Forte to enhance your safety when changing lanes, and Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist takes subtle corrective action if you continue moving toward another vehicle. Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist works similarly and can automatically engage the brakes if it senses an imminent frontal collision.


With the front and sides protected, the Forte's Rear Cross-Traffic Alert keeps an eye on the rear of the car and alerts you to vehicles crossing behind you. In addition, the Lane Keep Assist System helps you keep the Forte safely in its lane, notifying you when it detects your car crossing the lane markings. These tools complement features like the Driver Attention Alert System, which monitors your driving to detect when you've lost focus on the road.

#9 - Smart Cruise Control and Highway Drive Assist

Travelling on the highway is more enjoyable when you're behind the wheel of a modern car like the 2023 Forte. Kia makes it possible to sit back and enjoy the ride with tools like Smart Cruise Control and Highway Drive Assist. Smart Cruise Control enhances traditional cruise control by eliminating the constant need for driver input. Instead of setting and resetting your cruising speed as the flow of traffic changes, Smart Cruise Control does the work for you by monitoring traffic and adjusting the Forte's cruising speed as needed.


For 2023, the Forte also offers Highway Drive Assist on the GT-Line and GT Limited trims. This Level 2 advanced driver-assist technology relies on Smart Cruise Control, Lane Follow Assist, and GPS data. These features help keep the Forte centred in its lane and cruising at a safe speed, even adjusting speed for sharp corners and changing speed limits. This system makes highway driving less stressful, which is great for long trips across Alberta.

A close up shows the drive side headlight on a silver 2023 Kia Forte GT.

#10 - The GT Limited Experience

The 2023 Forte GT Limited offers something remarkable and proves there's far more to the Forte than what meets the eye. This sporty trim fulfills its promise of a thrilling adventure with a punchy 1.6L turbocharged engine that produces 201 hp. In addition, the Forte's Electric Sound Generator enhances the sound of the turbocharged power plant, giving you a genuine high-performance experience in the driver's seat. You can take this experience further with the paddle shifters on the D-shaped sport steering wheel, which let you manually shift the gears of the dual-clutch transmission for a dynamic and engaging drive.

Categories: Kia Forte for Sale