2019 Kia Forte in Little Rock, Arkansas

There may not be a Kia vehicle that's had a more dramatic update. The 2019 Kia Forte powered up with sporty youthful style taking design cues from the Stinger and we're digging it. 

The 2019 Kia Forte debuted in January 2018 at the American International Auto Show and it's for sale here at Steve Landers Kia in Little Rock.

View our selection of the 2019 Kia Forte

There are three grades of the 2019 Kia Forte compact: LX, S and EX. MSRP starts at $17,690. 

All three grades are powered by a 2.0L I-4 Multi-Port Injection engine. It's rated at 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque.

The 2019 Forte also has the first in-house designed and built Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) and introduces a brand new line of Smart Stream technologies to increase fuel efficiency for an estimated 35 combined MPG for the LX grade. Fuel efficiency ratings for the other two trims are to be determined. 

The 2019 Kia Forte has long been a cute vehicle, but now it's more muscular. The signature tiger nose grille, aggressive black lower valance, creases in the long hood, Stinger-esque headlamps and shape give it a sporty fastback look.

Inside, the cabin is comfortable and advanced. There's a wide dashboard with clean lines.  An 8-inch color touchscreen is standard in every 2019 Forte model with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth and more. 

The 2019 Forte has plenty of standard safety features as well. Electronic Stability Control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, 4-Wheel Antilock Brake System and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) are all standard. 

Kia's Drive Wise system is a suite of extra features. Most of them aren't available on all 2019 Forte models, but the following are standard: Forward Collision Avoidance, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist. 

The additional features in Kia's Drive Wise system are called Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Those features are Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning and Smart Cruise Control. The Blind-Spot system is fairly self explanatory. The Smart Cruise Control is a really cool feature because it's designed to maintain a preset distance between the Forte and the vehicle it detects in front of it. This allows the Forte to slow down automatically to match the speed with traffic so you don't have to stomp on the brake when you get too close because that won't happen with this feature.

We love the new look and features of the 2019 Kia Forte and you do too. If  you'd like more information, fill out our contact form. If you already know you want to take the Forte for a spin, get directions to the dealership. 

We'd love to put you behind the wheel of a new Kia today at Steve Landers Kia in Little Rock! 


Steve Landers Kia

201 Colonel Glenn Plaza Loop
Directions Little Rock, AR 72210

  • Sales: (501) 492-5800
  • Service: (501) 569-5160
  • Parts: (501) 569-5180

Make an Inquiry


  • Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:80am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sunday Closed