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2021 Kia Forte

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$260/mo
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$250/mo
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$17,355
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27 city / 37 hwy

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What you must know before buying the Kia Forte

Matthew Keegan
Contributing Editor - October 3, 2020
  • 2020 Kia Fortes in stock; 2021s arriving
  • Cash: Up to $1,750 customer cash
  • Finance: 0.0% APR
  • Lease: From $159 for 36 months

Choose your Kia Forte:

Kia offers the Forte in two body types — hatchback and sedan. The current-generation Forte rolled out for the 2019 model year. You'll find 2020 Fortes on dealer lots, including an all-new GT edition with a turbocharged engine. As for the 2021s, a carryover model, they're arriving and cash bonus, financing, and leasing deals are in place.

Kia’s current offers are in place through November 2, 2020. We may see an update before then, so please check back.

You should know that Kia's offers vary by region; the examples we are using are for California.

Customer cash for the taking:

This month, Kia is offering $1,750 in customer cash on the 2020 Forte ($1,000 on 2021s). These offers are for buyers who do not choose the company’s promotional financing deal.

Excellent financing options:

Finance a 2020 Kia Forte and you’ll find 0.0-percent APR financing for 66 months, 0.9-percent APR for 72 months, and 1.9-percent APR for 84 months.

If you prefer a 2021 Forte, the financing deals are as follows: 0.0-percent APR for 60 months, 0.9-percent APR for 66 months, and 1.9-percent APR financing for 72 months, and 2.9-percent APR for 84 months.

Please keep in mind you can't combine promotional financing with the standard customer cash offer.

This month’s lease offers:

Lease a 2020 Forte LXS Sedan and your monthly payment is $159 with $2,499 cash due at signing for an effective monthly cost of $228. Choose the Forte GT-Line and your payment comes in at $169 per month with $2,499 due at signing. Here, your effective monthly cost is $238.

Leases on the 2021s are also in place. Lease a 2021 Forte LXS Sedan and your monthly payment is $169 with $2,499 cash due at signing for an effective monthly cost of $238. Choose the Forte GT-Line and your payment comes in at $179 per month with $2,499 due at signing. Here, your effective monthly cost is $248. All four promotional lease offers are competitive.

Kia provides a mileage allowance of 12,000 miles per year. At the end of the lease term, you’ll pay a $400 termination fee.

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Advertised Lease Deals

LXS
$169Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $2,499
Mileage: 12k
MSRP: $20,355
Deal Valid in: CA & Select States
Expiration: 11/2/20
GT-Line
$179Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $2,499
Mileage: 12k
MSRP: $21,455
Deal Valid in: CA & Select States
Expiration: 11/2/20

This ranks as an excellent deal based on our expert analysis of: vehicle price, length of lease term, amount due at signing, monthly payment, etc.

CarsDirect Target Price

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CarsDirectPricing as of 10/29/20 in 90245
MSRP
$18,855
Sales Price
$18,355
Cash Rebates
$1,000
Target Price
$17,355
Lease Estimate
$260/mo
Finance Estimate
$250/mo

Cash Incentives

Incentive available to most customers and purchasing situations.
RebateAmount
Customer Rebate Customer Cash (Expires 11/2/20) Customer Rebate: Customers must take delivery of this vehicle prior to the expiration date to be eligible for this manufacturer rebate. This rebate may not be available on special factory orders or used in conjunction with special manufacturer financing or leasing programs. Other special financing programs may be available. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% Customers are eligible for either Customer Cash or, if qualified, a Kia Motors Finance (KMF) APR/Lease program rate, but not both. $1,000

Financing Incentives

RebateAmount
Promotional APR Offer Promotional APR programs available for qualified buyers. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.
Term(s)24 - 4849 - 6061 - 6667 - 7273 - 7576 - 84
Rate %0%0%0.9%1.9%2.9%2.9%
Eligibility
Lease/Finance Loyalty Bonus Cash KMF Lease Loyalty Cash Program (Expires 11/2/20) Loyalty bonus available for current owners or lessees of the same make when leasing or financing. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% Any returning lessee of a Kia model who finances or leases a new Kia model through KMF will be eligible to receive $500 Lease Loyalty cash toward their next Kia. KMF lessees with lease maturity between 10/01/2020 and 12/31/2020 %Qualification% The $500 Loyalty cash can ONLY be applied to new KMF Lease (K502, K520), Low APR (K500), and Dealer Choice (K506) contracts. $500

Leasing Incentives

RebateAmount
Lease/Finance Loyalty Bonus Cash KMF Lease Loyalty Cash Program (Expires 11/2/20) Loyalty bonus available for current owners or lessees of the same make when leasing or financing. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% Any returning lessee of a Kia model who finances or leases a new Kia model through KMF will be eligible to receive $500 Lease Loyalty cash toward their next Kia. KMF lessees with lease maturity between 10/01/2020 and 12/31/2020 %Qualification% The $500 Loyalty cash can ONLY be applied to new KMF Lease (K502, K520), Low APR (K500), and Dealer Choice (K506) contracts. $500

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Based on 2021 Kia Forte FE 4dr Sedan w/ Manual - MSRP $18,855

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2021 Kia Forte: Model Preview

Willis Kuelthau
Automotive Editor

Model Preview

Only a couple years removed from the debut of its third generation, the 2021 Kia Forte is expected to carry over with minimal changes. We wouldn’t be surprised to see lower trims gain a few standard features, but the platform will stay the same.

That includes the exterior, which draws cues from the larger Kia Stinger. 2020 brought the addition of the sporty GT trim, which looks every bit the polished sport sedan. If you’d rather not splash for the extra power, the GT-Line trim (which brings much of the same styling) should remain for 2021.

Inside, the current Forte builds an intuitive design around a central eight-inch touchscreen. The interior feels more premium than the price would suggest, especially in mid- and upper trims. If the lower trims gain features in 2021, the value will be even better.


Kia Forte

The 2021 Forte will use the same 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine in most trims. Paired with either a six-speed manual or a CVT, the engine lacks refinement but remains remarkably efficient. The GT trim lifts a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine from the Hyundai Elantra Sport, bringing 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The 2020 Forte had a conflicting safety record. The NHTSA flagged front-passenger crash test results, awarding only four stars overall. The IIHS was much more positive, awarding the Forte a Top Safety Pick+ award thanks to strong test results and excellent standard safety tech. That includes automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control on all trims.

The market for compact sedan includes competitors with a long track record of success. The Forte will enter the ring with cars like the Mazda Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra.

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Pictured: 2020 Kia Forte

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