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Kia Forte

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You can find 19 different trims for the Kia Forte and their corresponding recommended coolant type.

The years available stretch from 2009 through to 2024 and to view the coolant type and capacity you just click to expand.

The Forte first made its debut in 2008 as the successor to the Kia Cerato in certain markets. While the Cerato remains available in markets like Australia, this model is primarily sold in North America.

Since its release, there have been three generations to hit the markets. The latest of these was released in 2018. This version also just received a mid-cycle facelift in 2023.

Like many of Kia’s offerings, trim levels change depending on the region sold. The most notable of these trim levels include the FE, LXS, EX, and GT.

The GT option also comes with a GT-Limited package, which offers the very best of the Forte. These later trims were added when Kia discontinued the S trim in 2020.

There has also been a hybrid version in the Forte lineup since 2009. This began as the LPI Hybrid, but is now just a plug-in hybrid variant of the base model.

These various options all go up against the likes of the Honda Civic, Mazda3, Volkswagen Jetta, and Hyundai Elantra.

Another fairly common trait of Kia models is that powertrain options have included numerous engines. These have consisted of petrol, hybrid, and diesel choices.

Petrols have typically ranged from a 1.4 L inline-4 through to a 2.0 L inline-4. Only a single diesel option has been offered for the Forte throughout its lifespan. This is always a 1.6 L inline-4.

Similar to the diesel offering, the hybrid version is powered by a 1.6 L inline-4.

Transmission options have included only one manual option, a 6-speed gearbox. Automatic transmissions have consisted of various 6-speed and 7-speed options. The 7-speeds have usually been dual-clutch gearboxes. There has also been a CVT option.