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What Makes the Kia Forte Such a Rewarding Commuter Car?

A red 2024 Kia Forte for sale near Bloomington is shown driving on a city street.

It’s easy to assume that a great commuter vehicle is a dull, listless option that can efficiently get you from one place to another with little concern for anything else. We’ll admit that sometimes all a person wants is a vehicle they can rely on to get to work each day and very little else. But for many of us, the right car should be about more than just getting from point A to point B; it should also ensure we have a good time getting there and give us a bit extra for enjoying our days off. Whether your family needs a sedan you can count on for school drop-offs and getting to work, or you’re stepping out on your own for the first time and want a car that’s as fun as it is reliable, the Kia Forte is a fantastic choice.

If you’re looking for a Kia Forte for sale near Bloomington, you might already know some of the amazing features this great compact sedan has to offer. But you may not realize just how rewarding it can be to drive and enjoy the Forte, particularly if you’re as interested in sporty performance as you are in reliable functionality. The fact that the Forte brings this all together, with unique features and available options, while starting at an incredibly accessible price, makes it the perfect choice for getting around Bloomington. Let’s take a look at what the Kia Forte offers, and you’ll see why so many people have chosen this as their favorite vehicle for their daily commute, enjoying time off, and everything in between.

Remarkable Efficiency and Sporty Performance

Some people feel like they can only get an efficient vehicle as their daily driver with no room for something that’s actually fun to drive. With the Kia Forte, however, we can say with certainty that this is not the case because it offers a great drive each day and lets you go a long time between stops for gas. You have two different engines available here, affecting your overall driving experience, so keep that in mind when exploring your options.

The standard engine for the 2024 Forte is a 2.0L I-4 that offers 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque, which is perfect for a compact sedan like this. This engine is paired with an Intelligent Variable Transmission for a smooth driving experience. It gets an EPA-estimated 30 MPG in the city, 41 MPG on the highway, and 34 MPG of combined fuel efficiency. With this engine, you get the perfect blend of reliable performance and excellent gas mileage, making it a terrific pick for daily driving that you can still enjoy.

If you’re looking for something that will get your heart pounding a bit more than the standard engine, then there’s an available 1.6L turbocharged engine that delivers an impressive 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. You can see this is a terrific boost in performance, with a sport-tuned dual exhaust that sounds great and ensures you have a fantastic drive each day. This engine is offered with either a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters or a six-speed manual, which lets you get the kind of driving experience you prefer. You lose some fuel efficiency with this powerful engine, particularly if you choose the manual transmission. However, the automatic still gets an estimated 27 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway so that you can have a great time without too many stops.

The black interior and dash in a 2024 Kia Forte is shown.

An Inviting, Comfortable Interior

If you’re interested in something that you’ll be driving around Bloomington each day, then you should go for something that you’ll enjoy being in. This is one of the reasons we love the 2024 Kia Forte: it’s packed full of standard and available features to ensure you look forward to hitting the road every day. The starting LX trim, which starts at less than $20,000 MSRP, features standard six-way adjustable front seats and woven cloth seating that’s durable and helps you relax when driving.[a]

For advanced comfort features and options, we suggest a higher trim like the GT-Line, which still has the efficient standard engine but comes with a number of upgrades inside. For example, the GT-Line has dual-zone auto climate control to keep everyone inside your Forte more comfortable in the Texas heat, along with an available 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar. You can get ventilated front seats as an option, which help you stay cooler in the summer, plus you get Sport Seats with SynTex and cloth trim that are comfortable and look fantastic when paired with the leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel and gear shift knob.

Advanced Tech Features

Along with a comfortable interior, you want to choose a vehicle with plenty of convenience features and technology options that elevate your daily drive. These can feel like luxury options when you’re looking for a vehicle, but one of the biggest complaints we hear from customers is that they regret skipping such options on their previous car. Looking at the standard 2024 Kia Forte LX, you get remote keyless entry with a vehicle immobilizer, which makes it easy to get going in the morning and ensures someone else can’t drive off in your car. Power-adjustable side mirrors make sharing your ride with your significant other simple. You also get a standard 8.0-inch Infotainment display, a 4.2-inch instrument display, and a four-speaker sound system.

Once again, you can get more features and options if you move up to a higher trim, so let’s look at the impressive Kia Forte GT-Line. It comes with a Smart Key and push button start that makes it easy to head out when life gets hectic, plus available LED interior lighting for an added touch of sophisticated style. You get a larger 10.25-inch Infotainment display with Navigation functionality in the GT-Line and a six-speaker sound system. However, an incredible eight-speaker Harman Kardon Premium Audio setup is available. Pre-cooling functionality is perfect for cooling off your car in summer before you get in, while an available wireless phone charger is convenient when you realize you forgot to charge your phone the night before.

A gray 2024 Kia Forte GT is shown driving near a lake.

Keeping You Safe on the Road

You want to be sure any vehicle you choose as your daily driver will help keep you safe on the road. Every 2024 Forte comes with standard Kia Drive Wise technology that includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, and Lane Following Assist. You also get a Driver Attention Warning and a Rear Occupant Alert to help you remember precious cargo you may have while driving around Bloomington. If you want even greater safety in your car, then you have a number of available options, such as Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go. These add-ons are perfect for your daily drive, making every trip easier and less stressful while helping to ensure you get home safely when all is said and done.

The Perfect Car for Bloomington Drivers

If you’re looking for a small car to be your daily driver, the Kia Forte is the perfect choice. Whether you’re more interested in peak performance or extended gas mileage, the Forte has you covered with a terrific engine; plus, you can enjoy a wide range of standard and available comfort and tech features inside. You know you’ll get home safely thanks to driver assistance technology designed to enhance your careful driving while protecting you and others on the road. This is the total package in terms of creating an exciting and innovative driving experience, which is everything we look for in a commuter car and more. All you have to do now is decide on which features are most important to you, and then you can let us take care of everything else as we find you the perfect vehicle.


[a] MSRP may change without notice. See dealer for complete details.