Coming either late this year or early next year, the sleek 2024 Kia Forte is sure to make a splash for those wanting the perfect four-door sedan to cart around their friends or family. If you’re looking for your next new car, consider the upcoming 2024 Kia Forte, which is designed to balance form and function. At Huffines Kia Corinth in Corinth, Texas, we want to share with you what we know so far.
2024 Kia Forte
While Kia has yet to release an official redesign of the 2024 Kia Forte, the new year may bring new design elements that combine comfort and luxury with contemporary, futuristic touches. Regardless of whether there’s a redesign or not, you can still count on the 2024 Forte to deliver sleek lines, modern lighting elements, bold grille features, and eye-catching color choices. Style and trim upgrades can also help you further customize your 2024 Forte to be the exact car of your dreams.
The actual interior of the Forte will likely remain in line with the previous year’s model, upgrading mostly in technology and connectivity features. The interior will still likely have a sleek design with standard black or gray woven cloth seat trim. Even with upgrades, you’ll likely still see SynTex seating material in a variety of colors and stitching options.
The dimensions may follow suit from the previous model with a length of around 180 inches and a width of nearly 71 inches. This allows for a roomy front row and a comfortable three-seat back row. Here are some other potential interior dimensions to consider:
- Headroom: 38.8 inches.
- Legroom: 42.2 inches.
- Shoulder room: 56.1 inches.
- Hip room: 53.0 inches.
- Cargo volume: 15.3 cubic feet.
Even though there’s no official announcement regarding a redesign, the 2024 model is likely to build upon the bold design of the previous year. Exterior standard options might include gray and white paint colors on the base trim with higher-end trims allowing for an upgrade to colors such as Sporty Blue, Currant Red, and Fire Orange. At the base trim level, drivers can elect to get the standard steel-alloy wheel that may be around 15 inches in diameter. Higher-end trims might see an upgrade to a 17-inch wheel, allowing for a more sporty and adventurous look.
Some other features to be on the lookout for in the new model are LED daytime running lights, fog lights, and taillights, which were an upgrade feature for the older model year. Other upgrades might include a sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels with performance summer tires, mudguards, and a rear bumper applique. Higher trim options might also have a slightly different front bumper, grille, and design, combining a bolder look with higher performance capabilities. In the previous model year, the upgraded front bumper and grille included red accents, sharper lines, a more aggressive grille, and additional air intakes.
Safety and Connectivity
With the 2024 model, we might see more standard safety and connectivity options. Some safety features to be on the lookout for that were either standard or optional upgrades in the 2023 model include:
- Forward collision-avoidance assist.
- Pedestrian and cyclist detection.
- Blind-spot collision-avoidance assist.
- Rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist.
- Navigation-based smart cruise control.
- Stop-and-go highway driving assist.
- Lane-keeping assist.
- Lane-following assist.
Aside from safety features, there are several key connectivity and entertainment features that might make an appearance on the 2024 model. With Kia Connect, you can control certain aspects of your Forte from the comfort of your home or wherever you may be. For example, remote start with climate control, “Find My Car,” and voice assistance are just a few of the amazing features that Kia Connect offers Forte drivers. From the driver’s seat, you can also enjoy features, such as:
- Voice-command navigation.
- 10.25-inch touch-screen infotainment center.
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
- Wireless charging pad.
- USB ports.
Engine and Performance
The 2024 model is expected to follow closely with the 2023 model in terms of engine and performance. It’s expected to have two powertrain options that might include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s capable of outputting 147 horsepower. The other potential engine option is the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that comes standard on the 2023 GT Manual trim. This engine can output a desirable 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, allowing you to go from zero to 60 mph in an impressive 8.2 seconds.
Both engines may likely pair with a standard six-speed automatic transmission, with certain trim levels having the option to upgrade to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, similar to the 2023 model. Regardless of the trim level, the 2024 model is also likely to follow in the 2023 model’s footsteps regarding front-wheel drive, meaning that it’s standard on all trims. It’ll also likely have the multilink rear suspension found on the previous trims.
While official MSRPs have yet to be released for the 2024 model, they’re likely to follow a similar trim and pricing structure to that of the 2023 model. Here’s an overview of the current prices for the various 2023 trim levels to help you get a better idea of where the new model might be priced:
- LX: $19,690.
- LXS: $20,190.
- GT-Line: $21,890.
- GT: $24,390.
- GT Manual: $25,090.
Prices may vary with the new model year depending on the level of redesign and the number of standard vs. optional features. The 2024 model is set to compete against the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Nissan Sentra.
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