The 2021 Kia Forte5 is a compact hatchback that offers it all, from sporty styling to extra cargo room to a host of tech and safety features, you’ll love the world that this unique Kia car presents. Highlighted by new GT trims that’ll foster the racing thrill inside you, it’s a hatchback that never settles for less. We don’t settle for less here at 401 Dixie Kia either, your ultimate source for the entire Kia lineup, including the latest Forte5. Explore the new 2021 Kia Forte5 here online and shop from the comfort of your home, or visit us in person, where we’re conveniently located for all of our Greater Toronto Area customers!
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The unique hatchback style invites a plethora of additional cargo space in your vehicle. The versatile space is highlighted through the rear “fifth” door hatch, which seamlessly opens up so you can load and secure your gear easier than ever.
A sporty hatchback like the Forte5 sticks out on the street on its own, thanks to its unique blend of style and utility, but make your presence felt in one that matches your own personality with its 7 colour options.
For your everyday driver, the base EX Forte5 trim exists, but for those who want a little more out of their hatchback experience, explore the racing-inspired GT trims that the Forte5 has. These incredibly sport-styled options blend hatchback utility with sport car looks, highlighted by 18-inch wheels over the base EX 16-inch wheels.
|Specifications:||2021 Kia Forte5 EX|
|Length (mm/in)||4,510 / 177.5|
|Width (mm/in)||1,800 / 70.9|
|Height (mm/in)||1,440 / 56.6|
|Wheelbase (mm/in)||2,700 / 106.3|
|Ground Clearance (mm/in)||135 / 5.3|
|Curb Weight (kg/lbs)||1,299 - 1,310 / 2,864 - 2,888|
Every trim enjoys a height adjustable driver seat, while the GT Limited has a bit more versatility with a multi-directional power adjust seat. On all trims, the rear seats are 60:40 split-folding, allowing you to manipulate them depending on your cargo space needs.
Every time you take a seat in the Forte5, you’re sitting in sumptuous luxury. But what kind of sumptuous luxury? That’s all dependent on the Forte5 trim you have, with a selection of 3 found on the differing trims.
A good car for Mississauga life has elements that will help keep you warm or cool depending on the ever-changing environment around. Found in the Forte5 is heated front seats and steering wheel on every trim, with heated and ventilated rear seats on the GT Limited trim.
|Specifications:||2021 Kia Forte5|
|Head Room (front) (mm/in)||985 / 38.7|
|Head Room (rear) (mm/in)||960 / 37.7|
|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|
|Cargo Capacity (L/cu-ft)||741 / 26.1|
Coming on the base EX trim is a 2.0L MPI engine that reaches 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, while those who want true sport capability out of their Forte5 will enjoy a 1.6L Gamma Turbo GDI in the GT trims, boasting performance of 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.
Three transmissions are found across the four trims, each providing their own unique driving experience, but always seamless and always with terrific economy.
A compact car like this means terrific fuel efficiency follows you around wherever you go, whether you’re on the base EX trim, or the top-level GT Limited. Below is fuel consumption ratings for each trim (city/highway) (L/100 km):
|Specifications:||2021 Kia Forte5 EX||2021 Kia Forte5 GT|
|Engine||2.0L MPI||1.6L Gamma Turbo GDI|
|Transmission||Intelligent Variable Transmission||7-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic|
|Fuel Efficiency (city/highway) (L/100 km)||8 / 6||8.9 / 6.9|
A seamless connection between your phone and Forte5 is created thanks to the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems. This allows you to stay up-to-date on all of your favourite apps, as well as text and play music, all being able to be done hands-free.
Maintain support and connectivity to your hatchback wherever you are, as long as you have your phone in tow with our UVO Intelligence system. Straight from your device you can access your vehicles diagnostics, set the climate, start it and more, all from your smartphone.
Cut the cord and leave your long, tangled phone charging cables behind and utilize the handy wireless charger inside the Forte5. This available charging pad will keep your compatible phone charged, and easily accessible.
Allow your Forte5 to look out for you, with the Blind Spot Detection system monitoring the blind spots that you can’t see, letting you know if a vehicle approaches and enters one. You’ll get alerts to keep you abreast of these road situations, so you can lane change only when safe.
The rear fifth door isn’t the only highlighted feature that the Forte5 has out the back of the vehicle, a rearview camera also exists there, allowing you to get a clear view of everything behind from your multimedia screen, letting you reverse and park without hassle.
Along with the new-age driver assist technology, the Forte5 still, of course, retains every measure of traditional safety to keep you and your passengers safe in the event of a collision. The 6 airbag system features the following airbag types: