2023 Kia Forte | Evansville, IN

2023 Kia Forte | Lou Fusz Kia of Evansville | Evansville, IN

If you’re looking for a sporty sedan that offers a ton of features at an affordable price, consider the 2023 Kia Forte. Starting at just $19,690, you can find the new Forte at Lou Fusz Kia of Evansville!1

The 2023 Kia Forte is available in five trim levels: LX, LXS, GT-Line, GT, and GT Manual.


On the outside, the 2023 Forte exudes its athletic ability. The exterior features sharp lines and strong accents and is available in a variety of attractive colors. You can choose from subtle tones like Gravity Gray, Snow White Pearl, and Aurora Black as well as eye-catching colors like Fire Orange, Currant Red, Deep Sea Blue, and Sporty Blue.

Forte GT-Line and Forte GT models have exclusive GT body styling, a rear spoiler, Black Gloss side view mirrors (heated and with integrated LED turn signals), an available sunroof, a Smart Trunk™, LED fog lights, LED tail lights, and 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels. The Forte GT and GT Manual trims show off their performance-inspired design with dual exhaust tips and LED headlights.


The cabin of the new Kia Forte is well-appointed with all kinds of comfort and convenience features. If you need remote start, opt for the Forte GT-Line trim. This model also comes with other premium amenities like dual-zone automatic climate control, Sport seats with SynTex and cloth trim, alloy sport pedals, a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, and a leather-wrapped gear shift knob. Additional available features in the 2023 Forte lineup include LED interior lighting, a 10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar adjustment, heated and ventilated front seats, and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.


In addition to the features that make every ride comfortable, the Kia Forte’s cabin is also filled with advanced technology. The standard 8-inch touch-screen display works seamlessly with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® so you can connect your smartphone and use its compatible apps. You can also connect devices via Bluetooth® wireless technology and through the USB/auxiliary audio input jack in the center console.

Once you get to the 2023 Forte GT-Line model, you’ll get a larger 10.25-inch touch-screen display. This comes with an intuitive navigation system, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a front USB charging port, and Kia Connect. The Kia Connect system lets you remotely access parts of the Forte and do things like lock/unlock doors, start the car, and more. As you move up higher in the Forte lineup, you’ll find more convenient tech like a wireless phone charger, a rear USB charging port, and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio system.


Under the hood of the 2023 Kia Forte LX, LXS, and GT-Line models is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. With its Intelligent Variable Transmission, this engine gets up to 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway (LX trim).2

The Forte GT models take things a bit further with power thanks to the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that they are equipped with. This pushes out an exhilarating 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. You have the option of a seven-speed Dual-Clutch Auto Transmission (DCT) with paddle shifters on the GT or a six-speed manual transmission on the GT Manual. These two models also come with a sport-tuned dual exhaust that shows off its prowess and makes a statement everywhere you go.


As fun as it is to drive, the 2023 Forte is also exceptionally safe thanks to many advanced KiaDrive Wise driver-assist systems. Standard systems include:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Rear-View Monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance
  • Rear Occupant Alert

As you move up to higher trims, you’ll find even more safety systems like Highway Driving Assist, Safe Exit Warning, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning and Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Avoidance Assist, Rear Parking Distance Warning, and added Cyclist Detection for the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system.

The best way to experience the sporty 2023 Kia Forte is by taking it for a test drive. Contact our team or come visit us at Lou Fusz Kia of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana!

1) "Starting MSRP" price is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual price set by dealer and may vary. See "Build and Price" section for MSRP of model shown and applicable destination and handling charges. Vehicles shown with optional equipment. Some color, package, and option selections may include, exclude, or require the purchase of additional options and packages. See "Features & Specifications" and "Options" pages for details. Kia America, Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages, and models. All exterior and interior images and specifications contained on this website are based on latest product information available at the time of posting and may vary slightly from actual product. See retailer for details.

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