Kia Announces 2023 Forte

August 26th, 2022 by

2023 Forte

One year after a significant product enhancement featuring new front and rear design elements, a new available 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display, and an expanded list of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, the Forte compact sedan returns for 2023!

The Forte is still available in four trim levels – LX, LXS, GT-Line, and GT and maintains up to 41 MPG on the highway.

For 2023, all LX, LXS, and GT-Line models with 2.0-liter engines are SULEV30 compliant. Furthermore, the GT Technology Package has been removed. However, FCA Fusion – a combination of Front Collision Alert -Cyclist, Electronic Parking Brake, Highway Driver Assist, and Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control, which was previously included in the GT Technology Package, has been added to the GT model with DCT.

Pricing – MSRP (excludes $1,095.00 destination):

  • LX $19,490
  • LXS $19,990
  • GT-Line $21,690
  • GT (DCT) $24,190
  • GT (MT) $24,890


  • 2.0 MPI I-4 – CVT: 147 hp/132 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 1.6T GDI 1-4 – 6-Speed Manual or 7-Speed DCT: 201 hp/195 lb.-ft. of torque

Fuel Economy – EPA-est. MPG (City/Highway/Combined):

  • LX: 30/41/34
  • LXS: 28/39/32
  • GT-Line: 28/39/32
  • GT: 27/35/30
  • GT w/MT: 22/31/26

Highlighted Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance Features:

  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist
    • Standard GT-Line, GT(DCT)
    • Optional LXS
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist – Ped
    • Standard all trims
  • Highway Driving Assist
    • Standard GT
    • Optional GT-Line
  • Lane Keeping Assist
    • Standard all trims
  • Lane Following Assist
    • Standard all trims
  • Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control
    • Standard GT
    • Optional GT-Line
  • Parking Distance Warning – Reverse
    • Standard GT w/MT
    • Optional GT
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist
    • Standard GT-Line, GT, GT(DCT)
    • Optional LXS
  • Safe Exit Warning
    • Standard GT-Line, GT, GT w/MT
    • Optional LXS


  • Overall Length: 182.7 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.9 in.
  • Overall Height: 56.5 in.
  • Wheelbase: 106.3 in.

*Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.
*MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges. Actual prices set by retailer and may vary.
*These safety systems are not substitutes for proper and safe driving, parking, and/or backing-up procedures. These systems may not detect every object behind or alongside the vehicle or in the vehicle’s blind spot or direction of travel. Always drive safely and use caution.

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