How Powerful Are the 2021 Kia Forte Engines?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 at 6:56 pm
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2021 Kia Forte Engine Power and Performance Specs

Our vehicles are typically seen as a way to get us from place to place. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t also enjoy every drive we take. Even when you’re just going to the grocery store, feeling the power of your engine brings a different type of glee. One model that is reliable while also providing performance is the 2021 Kia Forte. Today, we will be exploring the engine power and performance specs of the 2021 Kia Forte. Read on to revel in this power!


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Two engines available for optimal performance

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There are two engines that could be under the hood of the 2021 Kia Forte. The first is a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that is standard on the FE, LXS, GT-Line, and EX trims. This engine can produce up to 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The second engine is a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine that is standard on the GT and GT Manual. This engine is able to deliver up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The turbocharged engine also comes with a Sport-Tuned Dual Exhaust.

These two engines have three transmissions that could be paired with them. First, is a 6-speed manual transmission that is standard on the FE and GT Manual trims. Second, is an Intelligent Variable Transmission with Sportmatic® that is standard on the LXS, GT-Line, and EX trims. This transmission is also available on the FE trims. The final transmission is a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters. This transmission is standard on the GT trim only.  


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2021 Kia Forte available at Airport Kia of Naples

If you’re interested in enjoying a powerful driving experience, check out our available inventory of the 2021 Kia Forte at Airport Kia of Naples. After browsing our selection, be sure to schedule a test drive.

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