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What Are the Performance Ratings of the 2022 Kia Forte?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Thursday, December 16th, 2021 at 1:01 pm
Side view of a 2022 Kia Forte cruising on a road

2022 Kia Forte Performance Ratings

The 2022 Kia Forte is one of the most affordable Kia automobiles on the market today, designed for customers seeking a sleek, affordable vehicle with basic safety ratings. Kia Forte competes in the compact sedan sector against Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra, and Toyota Corolla. While the Kia Forte was unable to keep ahead of the competition in 2021, it is well-positioned to succeed in 2022. Head to the Motion Kia dealership in Hackettstown, NJ, and test drive the new 2022 Kia Forte. Keep reading to gain insights into the performance ratings of the 2022 Kia Forte.

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Interior of the 2022 Kia Forte

A new external design, an upgraded infotainment system, and a more extensive list of additional safety and driver-assistance systems are all included in the 2022 Kia Forte. With Remote Start in Smart Key, optional luxury interior components, and new available packages, the car also has a higher convenience quotient. The 2022 Forte is offered in five trim levels, starting at $19,090 for the FE, LXS, GT Line, GT, and GT Manual. The performance ratings for all trims are outstanding.

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Front view of a white 2022 Kia Forte

How Powerful is the Engine?

While a 2.0-liter Inline 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine is standard on the 2022 Kia Forte, the GT and GT Manual grades come with a Turbocharged 1.6-liter Inline 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine. The 2.0-liter engine generates 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, while the 1.6-liter engine produces a maximum of 201 horsepower and has a torque rating of 195 pound-feet. The 2.0-liter engine is mated to a CVT automatic transmission, while the turbocharged engine is mated to either a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission system or a six-speed manual transmission. The 2022 Forte impresses with a gas mileage of 31 MPG in the city, 41 MPG on the highway, and 35 MPG combined.