Drivers who love to have the latest technology in their vehicles will enjoy test driving the 2018 Kia Forte near Rio Rancho NM. However, there are numerous other things they will appreciate about this vehicle too, such as the safety features the manufacturer has opted to include at no additional charge. If the time has come for you to purchase a new vehicle, head over to our dealership today. We'll be more than happy to show you this car and allow you to take it for a spin to see if it meets your needs. Many drivers will find it does.


What's New For This Model Year

The Kia Forte near Rio Rancho NM is known for being a car that packs a lot of features into a sub-compact ride. Best of all, the price remains more than reasonable, yet the manufacturer isn't resting on its laurels. The Kia Forte will see a number of changes to the interior, exterior, and under the hood this model year. The manufacturer always pays close attention to detail when it comes to their models, and this will be no exception. The 2018 Kia Forte will have more horsepower, new high-end features, and added leg room to ensure the comfort of all occupants.

The tiger nose grille will be seen on this year's model, and Kia has engineered the headlamps so they now flow directly into the fenders. Many who have seen pictures of this car state it now looks more like the Optima, another popular vehicle in the Kia lineup. These changes help to provide the vehicle with a cleaner look, and the lower air intake has been eliminated, improving the looks of the car significantly.

Choose the Forte5 and get additional features such as red trim accents, 18-inch rims, and fog lights. To complement the exterior changes on this model, Kia has added new features and trim on the interior. This includes leather-based seating and distinct stitching. Other features of this model include blind-spot detection, heated seats, and keyless remote entry.

Trim Levels And Features

Kia will be offering the 2018 Forte in both a sedan and hatchback, and drivers will find there is a range of engines to choose from. More horsepower should be seen in all, as Kia has taken note of customer complaints concerning engine performance. They have made improvements in this area and in the acceleration of this model, another complaint drivers had with previous model years. The Forte is expected to be offered in two or three trim levels.

High-End Features

Individuals who opt to take the 2018 Kia Forte near Rio Rancho NM for a test drive will find this car is loaded with things they love. The touchscreen display is intuitive, the navigation is controlled by voice command, and a satellite radio is available. This is in addition to the hands-free calling, Bluetooth, and more that will be seen on this year's vehicle. For the exterior of the vehicle, options offered include LED turn signal indicators, a power moonroof, and a chrome exhaust tip. Other options a driver may wish to consider include LED lighting, chrome accents, and dual heated mirrors.

Engine Specs

A minimum of three engine choices are expected with the launch of the 2018 Kia Forte near Rio Rancho NM. This includes a 1.6-liter engine that provides 205 horsepower, a 1.8-liter engine capable of producing 150 horsepower, and a 2.0-liter, 175 horsepower version. Manual and automatic transmissions will be available also. What isn't expected to change is the fuel economy. It is predicted the Forte will get 22 to 26 miles per gallon while driving in the city and 30 to 38 miles per gallon when out on the open road.


With so many changes seen in the Forte for the 2018 model year, drivers may be wondering if the price is going to jump significantly. Industry insiders do not believe it will, which drivers are sure to appreciate. The Forte is known for being an affordable car that isn't lacking in features. As a result, individuals may want to hold off on purchasing a new vehicle until this one is released. Those who do so may discover this is the vehicle they have been searching for at a price they can love.

Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 Forte and what is expected to be seen in this model. We are happy to answer any questions and address any concerns our customers may have about this vehicle. Thanks to its low price, this is one car that is expected to move quickly once it arrives on our lot.

Those who have taken the time to prepare and learn more before this occurs will find they are ahead of the game and ready to buy at its launch. We can't wait to meet you and allow you to see the amazing cars we offer. We are sure one will be right for you.   

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