Possible Changes Coming to the 2022 Kia Forte


This popular Kia compact sedan gets a new look and new features for every driver to enjoy. Many updates, which could include a name change, will give drivers a model to love for every drive. We will work with you to see everything the 2022 Kia Forte might come with, helping you see why it will be a popular choice when it releases.

The current lineup of Kia Forte models includes the FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX, GT, and GT Manual. We think the 2022 Kia Forte will have a largely similar lineup.


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Interior Features & Design

Pictures make it look like the cabin will come with a larger touchscreen for the 2022 model year. The digital gauge cluster will also have a larger display, giving the cabin a more refined and sophisticated look. A variety of seating designs and options ensure every driver can make this a model that keeps them comfortable.

The current body design offers up to 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space and up to 96 cubic feet of interior volume. Having been redesigned as recently as 2019, we don't expect the interior to see a drastic size difference, but drivers and passengers will come to appreciate the new style and features.

2021 Kia Forte Front Seat

Exterior Features & Design

Body changes for 2022 give the Kia Forte an updated look that follows trends of the new Kia K5. Sharper lines, new headlights, new taillights, and the new logo grace the 2022 Kia Forte. The new design helps it stand out from top competitors like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Jetta. We are excited about its release to give you a better idea of how it will look in your driveway. 

One of the biggest criticisms of the Kia Forte is its outdated style, but the 2022 Kia Forte will most likely come with a more modern look. Starting with the emblem, Kia has taken a futuristic approach to their new vehicles. If Kia stays consistent with their other recent updates, we are optimistic about the release of the 2022 Kia Forte.


Performance Options

It is likely that performance options will stay the same for the 2022 Kia Forte. The base engine will remain the 2.0-liter that makes up to 147 horsepower, and the upgraded engine will provide up to 201 horsepower. These offer enough power to keep you entertained during every drive, and we look forward to scheduling you for a test drive to experience them for yourself upon release.

The current Kia Forte offers a six-speed manual transmission and an Intelligent Variable Transmission to ensure you can have the exact performance you've been looking for. Both engine options currently offer a manual and automatic, but we are unsure if that will be true for the next model year.

2021 Kia Forte Engine

Technology & Safety

We can assume the 2022 Kia Forte will come with the Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology. This includes a wide range of advanced features like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and Driver Attention Warning, among many other safety features. The Kia Forte makes sure you will be able to feel safe and confident during a drive of any length.

Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® have been standard features for the Kia Forte, and we think they will continue to be standard for the 2022 Kia Forte. Being able to easily navigate your apps, media, messages, and phone lets you stay connected to what you will want during your time inside.

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