October 6

2022 Kia Forte: Performance and Engine Specs


If you’re thinking of selecting a new Kia ride, it’s important to do some research before making any decisions. Vehicles like the 2022 Kia Forte can offer you various performance, handling, and engine features to match your driving preferences and lifestyle. If you’re considering this vehicle, looking over some details can help you determine if it’s the right fit. At Huffines Kia McKinney, we want you to select a ride you love. Read on to learn more about the Kia Forte’s performance and engine and why you might want to choose this great Kia option.

What Is the Kia Forte?

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The Kia Forte is a compact sedan that’s making waves in its category. It comes in a variety of trims, starting with a base model FE. Other options include the mid-range LXS and the sporty GT-Line. For maximum performance, you can select the turbocharged GT model. Across all models, the Kia Forte offers a new and refreshed exterior and interior for 2022 with some great connectivity and safety features. Its performance is nothing to sneer at, either. If you’re looking for a small ride that doesn’t feel diminished, you might fall in love with this new Kia vehicle. 


With most Forte models, you’ll get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that offers an impressive combination of performance and efficiency. For the FE, you’ll get 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. With the LXS and GT-Line models, this engine offers 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. No matter where you’re going, you should be able to get there comfortably with the 2022 Forte.

If you’d like your ride to really roar, though, check out the Forte’s GT model and its turbocharged engine option. This ride comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that generates 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine also comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual option. If you choose the automatic transmission version, you’ll enjoy 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, offering you increased performance and power without much sacrifice on efficiency. The fun-to-drive manual transmission option gives 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Handling and Performance

When you select a 2022 Kia Forte, you know that you’re getting a comfortable and stable ride. The Forte’s performance is agile and precise across models, with sport and comfort drive modes offering new personalities for your trip. Each Forte comes standard with front-wheel drive, which gives you more than enough traction and control to take on any road.

If you go for the turbocharged GT option, though, and choose to maximize your power with the manual transmission option, you’ll be able to compete with almost anyone on the road. This version of the Forte can go from zero to 60 in about 6.7 seconds, which is not too shabby. Combined with the GT’s multi-link rear suspension, bigger brakes, and sport-tuned exhaust, this ride is a great option for those who like to drive loud and proud.

What Else Is There To Love About the 2022 Kia Forte?

If you’re not yet sold on the Forte, there’s plenty left to love, including:

Exterior Style

New for 2022, this ride has gotten an aesthetic refresh with stylish wheel design options and paint colors like Fire Orange and Sporty Blue. If you’re looking for a ride that looks the part of a thriller, you’ll like the Forte, too.

Interior Comfort

Kia’s interior is also surprisingly roomy for a compact sedan that’s as small and efficient as this one. There’s a lot of legroom and headroom in the front, and the back seat can comfortably fit two adults. There’s also plenty of trunk room to fit all your gear for your next adventure. While the base trim level stays pretty classic inside, upper trims include quality materials like synthetic leather seating, a soft-touch door trim, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel to keep you comfortable on the road.

Impressive Technology

Technology wise, you can enjoy an 8-inch infotainment touch screen with Bluetooth and standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across base models. On the GT and GT-Line options, this upgrades to a 10.3-inch display with in-dash navigation and SiriusXM satellite radio included. A secondary display between gauges is included, while a wireless smartphone charging pad is optional.

Focus on Safety

For safety, enjoy Kia’s collection of standard and optional driver assistance features. You can enjoy standard features like forward collision warning with automated emergency braking and lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist. If you’d really like to step up your driving game, optional adaptive cruise control with lane-following assist can use navigation to predict incoming curves in the road and slow down the vehicle in preparation. Even when it comes to tech and safety, thoughtful performance and handling permeate this Forte’s very being.

Why Choose Huffines Kia McKinney for Your Dream Kia Ride?

Ready to commit to the 2022 Kia Forte? Or do you want to continue exploring your options? Either way, Huffines Kia McKinney can help you out. With our extensive new Kia inventory and collection of pre-owned vehicles, we’ll always have great Kia options to fit any lifestyle and budget. Not only is our collection impressive, but we also pride ourselves on our friendly, knowledgeable staff who will do whatever it takes to help you find the ride of your dreams. Whether you’re ready to buy or just browsing, we want to help make the car-buying process fun and simple.

The 2022 Kia Forte is a great option for those looking for a comfortable, fuel-efficient ride that also refuses to skip on performance options and drivability. Have any questions about this great car? Contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. If you’re ready to buy, don’t hesitate to stop by our showroom for a test drive. Once you get behind the wheel of this great 2022 Kia Forte, we’re sure you’ll be hooked for life.


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