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Kia Forte for Sale

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Are you looking for a Kia Forte for sale? Well, you are in luck. At Sherwood Kia, we carry an assortment of great vehicles, including the popular Forte. Kia began its incredible journey more than seventy years ago, but it wasn’t until 1999 that the Kia brand made its way to Canada. Kia excelled in our market, introducing a customer-focused selection of vehicles that everyone could enjoy.

Kia’s main goal is to inspire through movement, and it achieves this by focusing on five core values. These core values are Customer First, Challenges, Communication and Collaboration, People, and Globality. Kia is centred around the customer and aims to provide the best service possible. The manufacturer embraces challenges, using them to fuel its goals. Kia makes sure to respect its business partners, customers and employees while working to be a part of global change.

These values resonate in every model that rolls off the assembly line but are particularly present in the Forte. Kia challenged itself to create a vehicle that could stand up against the ever-growing SUV market without compromising what makes a sedan great. The result is a model that addresses people’s needs and exceeds expectations while being accessible to many.

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Why the Kia Forte Has a Leg-Up

The Kia Forte is sporty, efficient, comfortable, and safe. Introduced in 2010, this compact car was a breath of fresh air in a market saturated with SUVs. The Kia Forte offers affordability without skimping on the features we have all grown to enjoy. Built to exude quality craftsmanship, the Forte is designed to be with you for years to come.

The Kia Forte can transition from daily commuter to weekend driver with ease. Its fantastic gas mileage gives the model a huge advantage over a typical SUV when considering the cost of commuting or taking a long road trip. Despite being a compact sedan, there is still plenty of cargo room and passenger space to make sure you don’t miss the perks of a larger vehicle.

With an assortment of trim options to choose from, you can customize the Forte to your liking. Do you enjoy the simple things in life? The affordable base trim will probably be just right. Do you like to feel a bit spoiled? That’s fine because, with so many luxury upgrades available for the Forte, you can spoil yourself as much as you would like.

You can enjoy comforts such as heated front and rear seats, leather appointments, a heated steering wheel, and more. There are even plenty of tech upgrades to choose from, like wireless phone charging and a premium audio system that pumps out premium sound without the premium price. Even a top-trim Forte with every extra comes in at a low price, meaning customization is affordable.

A phone is shown charging in a 2022 Kia Forte.

Making a Compact Legend

Many automakers have influenced Canada's automotive industry, each leaving its own imprint on the nation's highways. Among them, Kia has become a prominent player, providing Canadian drivers with dependable, fun, and fuel-efficient vehicles. One such option, the Kia Forte, is among the most sold sedans in the country. This continued success is due to Kia’s continued dedication to meeting the needs of drivers through dynamic innovation and design.

By the time Kia made its arrival in Canada in 1999, the brand was already more than 50 years old. While the first few years were spent making its mark across the nation, more than 20 years later, the brand has sold more than 1,000,000 vehicles. In that number, there are quite a few Forte’s. The Canadian Forte debuted in 2010. Positioned as a compact vehicle, the Forte was meant to appeal to customers looking for a dependable, fashionable car at a reasonable price. At the time, designers could only hope that the sedan would be as popular as it has become. Looking back, it’s clear that the initial iteration of the Forte laid the foundation for Kia's success in the compact car market.

This first generation was all about performance and design, with the aim of giving Canadian drivers a style they hadn’t seen before. Drivers immediately liked the Forte due to its elegant design, cozy interior, and array of options, as well as its functionality for a wide range of uses. Early engine options included a 2.0L naturally aspirated four-cylinder and a 2.4L naturally aspirated four-cylinder.

The second generation of the Forte, which was introduced in 2014, carried over and improved upon the driving experience, building on the success of the original version. Modernized features, increased fuel economy, and a more stylized appearance all helped to establish the Forte's rising stature as a reliable small car option. Kia continued to offer various versions of the Forte but changed the engine options to include a 1.8L naturally aspirated four-cylinder and a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder.

The Kia Forte continued to develop alongside a changing automotive industry, introducing a third generation in 2019 that offered cutting-edge safety features and technology in addition to a more contemporary look. In addition, the Forte continued to emphasize efficiency and performance, maintaining its place as a top competitor in its class.

Today, the Kia Forte continues to offer drivers various models and trim levels, along with multiple engine choices that improve power and performance as you move through its options. The current generation of the Kia Forte also offers the latest safety and technological innovations, giving Canadian drivers the confidence they need to tackle the road ahead, whether picking up groceries or commuting to work.

A Forte for Everyone

If you want to drive off in a brand-new Kia Forte, make sure to check out our selection online or in person. We carry all the latest Kia models so you can find the perfect car for your needs. You can even schedule a test drive right from the comfort of your own home. Make sure to ask about specials to get the vehicle you want at an incredible price.

Perhaps you’re looking to buy used instead. If that’s the case, we have a huge inventory of used vehicles, including like-new used Kia Forte models. A free CARFAX vehicle history report is available for every pre-owned vehicle we sell, so you know exactly what you’re purchasing. This report will let you see how many owners a vehicle has had, any prior accidents reported, and more. After all, buying a vehicle, new or used, is a huge commitment, and you want to make sure you have all the details necessary for an informed purchase.

We also make financing easy. You can get an Equifax credit snapshot on our website to see where you stand with your credit and what you qualify for. You can even get pre-approved before making your way to our Sherwood Park showroom. If you’re looking to sell your current car, consider trading it in and putting the money towards your next vehicle. You can discover the value of your existing car here on our website and see how much you can save on your new Kia Forte.

A person is shown opening the drive side door on a red 2023 Kia Forte for sale.

A Variety of Kia Forte Models

Throughout the Forte’s history in Canada, it’s been offered in a variety of models. These include the Forte sedan, Forte5, and Forte Koup. Each of these models is detailed further below.

Kia Forte Sedan

The Kia Forte sedan has been offered as a body style since the Forte originally debuted in Canada. Throughout the years, it’s been a symbol of sporty styling with bold, crisp lines and a sleek profile. The Forte sedan is a good option for a growing family not quite ready to make the jump to an SUV. It’s also a great option when commuting throughout the Sherwood Park area, thanks to its responsive handling and exceptional fuel efficiency. Additionally, the Forte sedan has continued to stay competitive in its class, offering drivers and passengers generous legroom and headroom as well as plenty of cargo space. The Forte sedan was introduced in 2010 and has been an option for Canadian drivers every year since.

Kia Forte5 Hatchback

The Forte5 is the hatchback variant of the Kia Forte. This has been a mainstay model, appealing to drivers, both young and old, who want a sporty option with easy access to cargo. The Forte5 has been offered to Canadian drivers since the 2011 model year. You can find the Forte5 in a variety of trim options. Talk to our team to learn more about the trim levels and ordering information.

Kia Forte Koup

The third Kia Forte option actually made its public debut before the other two when it was introduced as a concept car in 2008. The concept sported a 2.0L turbocharged engine to go with its sleek and modern style, although the production version offered the same naturally aspirated engines as the rest of the Forte lineup. The Kia Forte Koup was available on dealership lots from 2010 through the 2017 model year. After 2017, the Koup was no longer available from the factory, but it is still a fun option when shopping for a sporty used car.

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Affordable Performance: The Kia Forte GT

The Kia Forte is still going strong, providing exceptional performance for a wide variety of drivers. The sportiest option is the Kia Forte GT, which should not be confused with the Kia Forte GT-Line. These two trims are available for both the standard Forte sedan and the Forte5 hatchback. The difference between the two trims can be best explained by answering the question, “Do you want your car to look powerful or be powerful?” In all fairness, the GT-Line has power, along with aggressive styling, LED lighting, sport-inspired seating, and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

However, the GT takes it up a notch by offering a more capable turbocharged engine for significantly better acceleration. The Forte GT also offers some more subtle upgrades, including a trim-specific multilink rear suspension that replaces the Forte’s standard torsion bar rear suspension to provide more agile handling and superior rear-end grip. Our team can explore the differences between the two trims further to help you make an informed decision as to which one best meets your needs.

Kia’s Warranty Program

When purchasing a brand-new Kia, you’ll gain peace of mind knowing that you have a comprehensive five-year or 100,000 km warranty and a five-year or 100,000 km powertrain warranty on your side. Additionally, you’ll get one-year or 20,000 km coverage for small items like bulbs, wiper blades, fuses, and more. But that’s not all. For eight years or 130,000 km, the Major Emission Components coverage guarantees that your new Forte will conform to government emissions regulations. Finally, there is 24/7 roadside assistance for five years and unlimited kilometres to help in case of a breakdown. If you have questions about these benefits, talk to a member of our team. We can review each one so that you understand exactly what is covered and feel good about the purchase of your new Kia Forte.

Sherwood Kia Is More Than a Dealership

At Sherwood Kia, we are more than just another Kia Forte dealership. Customers come first here, which is the way it should be. We don’t want to sell you a car and send you on your way; we want to be there for the long haul.

When you’re ready, visit us to enjoy a stress-free car-buying experience. You can use our helpful online tools to get started or stop in and let one of our knowledgeable staff members help you find the best car possible. We invite you to browse our selection of new and used vehicles without any pressure to buy. If you do decide to purchase a new car, you can rest assured you will get the best offer available.

We know that to be a great dealership, we need to offer more than just cars for sale. That’s why we also have a certified Kia service center designed to make caring for your car easy. Don’t take your vehicle to just anybody. Instead, bring it to Sherwood Kia so you can work with people you know and trust.

Working with people who you trust is important because you want to make sure you and your vehicle are protected. That’s why we also offer a selection of Kia Protect products designed to keep your investment safe. Whether you are looking to protect the exterior from damage or want repairs and maintenance coverage, there is a budget-friendly plan that will increase your confidence and decrease your worries.

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Lease a Kia Forte With Us

If you’re interested in leasing a Kia Forte, you’ve come to the right place. Our team at Sherwood Kia will take the time to fully explain Kia’s leasing program and answer any questions you have. Leasing a Kia Forte gives you the enjoyment of driving the newest models while also giving you flexible terms, guaranteed residual value, and the option to add a protection plan for excess wear and use.

Kia lease options are typically between two and four years, which is where the flexibility comes in. In many instances, your monthly payment with a lease is less than it would be if you used traditional financing to pay for a car. In addition, we support you throughout the lease term, including providing you with a Lease-End Kit four months before your lease’s end. With two months left, Kia’s inspection partner will contact you to inspect your Forte and assess its current condition. At any point, you can contact our team with questions about the leasing process.

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Shop for Your Kia Forte Today!

At Sherwood Kia, shopping for a new or used Kia Forte is easy. There are numerous online tools at your disposal to make choosing the right vehicle a fun and exciting experience. The Kia Forte has a history of being a quality car with an energetic personality and enough bells and whistles to make driving enjoyable and comfortable. Affordable and efficient, the Forte is an easy choice.

Don’t choose just any dealer; choose a dealer who will make sure your needs and wants are heard. At Sherwood Kia, we won’t try to show you just any car; we want to show you your car. We believe listening to our customers is one of the most important things we can do. It doesn’t matter what you are interested in; we know that our knowledgeable and courteous staff can help you. If you need financing, are looking for a new or used vehicle, or simply want to see what we have to offer, reach out online or visit us in person to see how we can help you.

Some dealerships make shopping for a vehicle stressful. You can feel pressure to buy even when you aren’t ready. Too often, dealers push a car that isn’t right for you. Not here at Sherwood Kia. Here, we respect your decision and promise to always put you first. Whatever you are looking for, stop in and let us help you find it today. We know what it takes to earn your trust and your patronage. Contact us or come by and be treated the way you deserve!