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What are the differences between the 2017 Kia Forte and Forte5?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Kia Forte on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 7:52 pm
2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Kia Forte5

2017 Kia Forte vs 2017 Kia Forte5

The 2017 Kia Forte delivers impressive performance along along with compact fuel economy. Anyone considering this car will have noticed that there are two Forte models to choose from: the Forte and the Forte5. Looking at the 2017 Kia Forte vs the 2017 Kia Forte5 will help anyone trying to decide between these two cars make a final decision.

2017 Kia Forte5 Hatchback Body Style

The 2017 Kia Forte5 is the five-door hatchback version of the standard Forte. The obvious benefit of choosing the hatchback model comes with the added storage capacity this body style provides. Standard Forte models offer 14.9 cubic feet of trunk space. The hatchback version of the car increases this number to 23.2 cubic feet. Folding down the rear seats will increase this number and provide even more storage space.

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2017 Kia Forte front interior
2017 Kia Forte5 blue back

2017 Kia Forte5 Added Engine Option

Choosing the Forte5 gives you access to more than just extra cargo space. The hatchback version of the car can also be equipped with a special engine that is exclusive to this body style. The special Forte5 SX trim level is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Performance numbers on the peppy engine check in at 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual.

If hot hatchback performance is more your style, the 2017 Kia Forte5 is an excellent choice.

The 2017 Kia Forte is now available right here at Motion Kia. If you would like to learn more about the sedan or hatchback versions of the car, we would be happy to help you out. Take a look at our selection to learn more, or stop by and take a test drive.