2022 KIA Forte Makes Sense For Less Money & Cost of Operation

Though the small car segment has declined throughout the past decade in the US … it is likely to see a bounce in the next few years.

A recent test drive of the 2022 KIA Forte GT makes the case for compact sedans as the right car for today’s market conditions.

The otherwise discreet KIA Forte exterior slicks up nice with GT sport styling, distinctive performance grille, red accent touches all around, as well as new complex LED headlights for improved visibility.

This GT rolls like a boss on 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, powered by a feisty turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder pumping 201 horsepower, mated to a 7-speed electronic manual paddle shift with a 6-speed manual option.

Inside too the car has a practical but sporty premium feel with leather-ish upholstery with red stitching and matching GT embroidered logos, and comfortable 5 person seating.

The tech suite includes standard with 10.3-inch touchscreen with navigation, universal connectivity, keyless entry, remote-start, push-button ignition, dual climate control, and cruise control w/ steering wheel controls

The GT trim also includes advanced safety and collision avoidance and exceptional MPG ratings for a value price of about $24,000.