When you’re behind the wheel of a Forte GT, something incredible happens. The engine comes to life, the exhaust roars, the steering wheel feels like an extension of your body. The Forte GT isn’t just a car, it’s an experience. The only way to understand it is to drive it.
The heart of the Forte GT is a 201 horsepower turbocharged engine, which puts down 195 lb.-ft. of torque through available Michelin® Pilot® Sport 4 Summer Tires and features a Sport-Tuned Dual Exhaust system.
Forte GT’s standard 7-speed quick-shifting Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) allows the turbocharged engine’s powerband to be controlled via the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Or, opt for three-pedal driving with the available 6-Speed Manual Transmission.
Make your presence known with Forte GT’s red grille inserts and rear diffuser accents. The glossy black mirror caps, side sills, rear lip spoiler, and 18-inch Alloy wheels give Forte GT a sleek and sporty look.
Interior details include a sport designed steering wheel, combination SynTex seating material and cloth seat trim with red stitching, and ambient lighting with an illuminated “GT” logo on the dash. Also enjoy updated technology including a 10.25-inch Touchscreen with Navigation, Kia Connect, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.
With a new look, the available LED headlights with Auto-Leveling include High Beam Assist (HBA), which add substance to the front-end style.
The spacious cabin offers ample rear legroom and headroom, and with 111 cu. ft. of combined passenger and cargo volume, it has more space than 2022 Corolla, 2021 Sentra or 2021 Mazda3.
Available heated and ventilated front seats offer variable heat settings and/or fan speeds to help enhance comfort for both the driver and front passenger.
Available Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control means both front seat positions can choose independent settings for precise personal comfort.
The available Voice Command Navigation system can help you find your way with a clear vision of what’s ahead on the standard 8-inch touch screen, or on the available 10.25-inch touch screen.
No more waving your hands and feet. With the available Smart Trunk™ feature, just stand directly behind the trunk with your key fob, and it opens automatically.
The available Smart Key gives you added convenience with Push Button Start and Remote Start on the key fob.
Just one of several safety features that made the 2021 Forte an IIHS Top Safety Pick, the six-airbag system deploys intelligently based on sensors that monitor impact severity.
54% Advanced High-Strength Steel body helps provide added structural strength, as well as better stability and a quieter ride.
Traction Control System (TCS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). These two standard systems can help reduce wheel spin, increasing control in a variety of situations.
Optional RCCA scans for oncoming obstacles as you back up. If the system detects a potential hazard crossing into your intended path, it activates audio and/or visual warnings and possible braking intervention.