2021 Kia Forte in Mississauga, ON

Who knew you could pack so much into a compact sedan? The 2021 Kia Forte knows how much you can, with advanced convenience and safety tech, modern styling and an advanced GT sport trim. At 401 Dixie Kia, we have the latest and best Kia models for convenient shopping, both online and in-store, for our local customers in Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area! Build your own and explore our new and used inventory of the Kia Forte for sale, starting at incredible value prices!

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Exterior Features

Dynamic Wheel Sizes

Wheel sizes go from 15-inches to 18-inches, across the trim levels. With 15-inch steel wheels on the LX MT & LX, 16-inch alloy wheels on the EX, 17-inch alloy wheels on the EX+, EX Premium and EX Limited, while the GT trim maintains the top level of 18-inch alloy wheels.

Light Features

LED headlights and taillights are found on the EX+ trim and above, while both LX trims maintain halogen headlights. LED daytime running and positioning lights are standard on the EX trim and higher.

GT Style Elements

The Forte balances both smart styling with dynamic sport accents, with the GT the highlight of its race-track style. A dual muffler, rear bumper diffuser, rear spoiler and gorgeous red accent radiator grille, complete with a black high glossy air intake are found on the GT, helping further set the Forte apart from other cars on the road.

Specifications:2021 Kia Forte EX
Length (mm/in)4,640 / 182.6
Width (mm/in)1,800 / 70.9
Height (mm/in)1,435 / 56.5
Wheelbase (mm/in)2,700 / 106.3
Ground Clearance (mm/in)135 / 5.3
Minimum Curb Weight (kg/lbs)1,256 / 2,769

Interior Features

8-inch Multimedia Interface

The height of your entertainment and navigation capability in the Forte is in this available 8-inch multimedia interface. Everything from mapping your destination, jamming to your favourite song, and texting your friends is easily accomplished through the touchscreen.

Heated & Cooled Front Seats

Built equally for the warm or cool weather that Mississauga trades off year-round. You can warm up through the heated front seats on a frigid winter morning, or cool off on a hot summer day with the available air-cooled front seats.

Harman Kardon Audio System

Your multimedia interface needs the best system to pump out your latest playlist, and the Forte answers in kind with the available Harman Kardon premium audio system, presenting crisp sound around the entire cabin.

Specifications:2021 Kia Forte EX
Head Room (front) (mm/in)985 / 38.7
Head Room (rear) (mm/in)952 / 37.4
Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in)1,425 / 56.1
Shoulder Room (rear) (mm/in)1,405 / 55.3
Hip Room (front) (mm/in)1,346 / 53.0
Hip Room (rear) (mm/in)1,298 / 51.1
Leg Room (front) (mm/in)1,073 / 42.2
Leg Room (rear) (mm/in)906 / 35.6
Total Interior Volume2,718 / 96.0
Cargo Capacity, rear seats up (L/cu-ft)434 / 15.3

Performance & Capability

Engine Choices

Two engines are available on your Kia, depending on the trim. From the LX MT to the EX Limited finds the 2.0L MPI engine at home under-the-hood, paired to an Intelligent Variable Transmission and putting out 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The top-level GT speeds ahead with a 1.6L Gamma Turbo GDI engine, matched to a 7-speed Dual-Clutch automatic transmission, and getting up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.


All providing their own levels of efficient power and smooth driving, three transmission types are standard across the Forte trims. A 6-speed manual on the LX MT, the IVT on the LX, EX, EX+, EX Premium and EX Limited, and the 7-speed Dual-Clutch automatic on the GT.

Forte GT Trim

The GT trim is the Forte at its maximum, and most capable, taking all of those smart features and advanced technology you love, and ratcheting it up with incredible power, but still complete with efficient fuel economy. Its paddle shifter mode lets you easily shift gears electronically and really feel like you’ve just rolled onto a race track.

Specifications:2021 Kia Forte EX
Engine2.0L MPI
Torque (lb-ft)132
TransmissionIntelligent Variable Transmission
Fuel Efficiency (city/highway) (L/100 km)7.9 / 5.9


Apple CarPlay / Android Auto

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility comes standard, so your phone will always be connected and in concert with your Forte. Enjoy your most trusted apps from the comfort of your Kia!

Wireless Charger

Cords are increasingly becoming a thing of the past, and most likely your smartphone has wireless charging capabilities. Our Kia vehicles are always advancing with the times, so make use of our available wireless phone charger and keep your device conveniently charged at all times.

UVO Intelligence

Improve your Kia ownership experience with the UVO Intelligence mobile app. Just from your phone’s interface you can do things like start/stop the engine, turn on climate control and more. Not to mention the vehicle diagnostics you’ll have access to right in the palm of your hand.


Blind Spot Detection System

When you’re driving a Kia, you’re always driving with helpful aide’s on-board, especially with the Blind Spot Detection system. Always monitoring around you, you’ll be instantly alerted if a vehicle moves into your blind spot.

Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist

Your Forte is here to help fight the unpredictable when driving thanks to the Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist. If it detects the possibility of a frontal collision, the system will apply the brakes.

Lane Keeping Assist

Especially after you’ve been driving for a long period, you might not always notice it when you start to drift out of your lane, but our Lane Keeping Assist will always make sure you stay centred and in control.

2021 Forte New Model Changes

With the Kia Forte being redesigned in 2019 to the incredibly slick and intelligent sedan we have today, the 2020 Forte saw its biggest additions with the GT trim. Now with our current 2021 model, it didn’t see any major changes from last year’s 2020 models, still fresh from its initial refreshed style. Introduced as a sedan of the modern age with the 2019 Kia Forte, this newly designed model proudly helps represent the Kia compact car segment in 2021!

2020 Kia Forte Trims

Kia Fort LX MT front side view


Starting at $17,695*

Feature Highlights:

  • 8-inch display audio system
  • Rearview camera
  • Front, heated seats
  • Apple CarPlay / Android Auto
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Kia Fort LX front side view


Starting at $19,295*

Feature Highlights:

  • Auto IVT transmission
  • Cruise control
  • Rearview camera
  • Front, heated seats
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Kia Fort EX front side view


Starting at $20,995*

Feature Highlights:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Blind Spot Detection
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Kia Fort EX+ front side view


Starting at $22,595*

Feature Highlights:

  • LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • LED interior lights
  • Sunroof
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Kia Fort EX Premium front side view

EX Premium

Starting at $24,295*

Feature Highlights:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Smart key, push-button start
  • Smart cruise control
  • UVO Intelligence
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Kia Fort EX Limited front side view

EX Limited

Starting at $26,995*

Feature Highlights:

  • 8-inch multimedia interface
  • Synthetic leather seats
  • Front, air-cooled seats
  • Rear, heated seats


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Kia Fort GT front side view


Starting at $28,995*

Feature Highlights:

  • 6L Turbo GDI engine
  • 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission
  • Front sport bucket seats
  • Sport leather-wrapped steering wheel
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401 Dixie Kia is your local Kia dealer in Mississauga for everything you could ever want from a proud Canadian dealership. Along with our new and pre-owned inventory, headlined by the Forte, we also provide exceptional service, parts and auto spa departments to ensure your Kia is always running as it should. Have questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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