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2020 Kia Forte Trim Level Comparison

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The sleek design and superior capabilities of the 2020 Kia Forte allow it stand out in the compact car market. The new trim levels options on the Forte provide a range of standard to superior comfort and technological features. The 2020 Kia Forte trim levels are the FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX and the GT. Which trim level is the ideal match for you? Below is a breakdown of each trim level and what each has to offer. Then stop by our showroom to test drive a 2020 Forte at World Car Kia South, we will find the perfect Forte for you!

The FE

The FE trim is the base model of the 2020 Kia Forte. It has a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 147 HP. The LXS, GT-Line, and EX trims also have this engine. On this trim, the engine is paired with a 6-Speed Guide Transmission.

FE trim features that are standard throughout the all of the trim levels:

·         Cruise Control with Steering Wheel Controls

·         Android Auto and Apple CarPlayintegration

·         8” Touch-screen Display

·         Rear-Camera with Dynamic Parking Guidance

·         Auto Emergency Breaking Technology

·         Auto Headlights


The LXS trim has the same engine and horsepower of the FE, but the transmission is upgraded to the Intelligent Variable Automatic Transmission (IVT). The IVT is Kia’s version of a continuously variable transmission, which provides superior efficiency. The LXS trim offers these additional features:

·         16”  Machine Finish Alloy Wheels

·         60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats

·         Drive Mode Select (DMS)

The GT-Line

If you are looking for more features and technology, the GT Line may be right for you. The GT-Line is equipped with the same engine specifications as the LXS trim, but with these upgrades and additional features:

·         17” Graphite Finish Alloy Wheels

·         Sport Seats with SOFINO and Cloth Seat Trim

·         D-Shaped Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

·         Blind-Spot Detection Technology

·         Available sunroof

·         Smart Key with Push-Button Start

The EX

The EX includes all of the safety and technology features that have been listed. If you upgrade to this trim, it comes with these additional features:

·         Power Driver Seat

·         Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

·         Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control

·         UVO eServices and Voice Recognition

The GT

The most technologically advanced Forte model is the GT Trim. At the heart of the GT trim is a 1.6L 4-cylinder turbo engine with 201HP. With a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, these capabilities are sure to exceed your expectations. More features of the GT are:

·         Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters

·         LED headlights

·         18” Two-Tone Alloy Wheels

·         GT Exterior with Sport Grille, Side Sills, and Rear Spoiler


      You may also see a GT-MT trim, which is the GT trim that has a manual transmission for those that prefer such a vehicle.


Those are the faces of the 2020 Kia Forte. If you need extra assistance finding the perfect fit, visit us at World Car Kia San Antonio near San Marcos!


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