Kia Forte Trim Options at Strait-Way Kia

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The Kia Forte 2023 is a compact sedan that combines sporty performance with modern features for city drivers. This versatile vehicle is available in six trim levels, allowing you to select the one that best meets your requirements. However, with so many trim levels to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is best for you. Our knowledgeable team at Strait-Way Kia has taken the time to outline each trim’s distinct features and upgrades over the previous trim.

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The Forte LX is the base trim for the 2023 model year, and it includes a number of standard features that are essential for a comfortable and convenient driving experience. The LX has 15-inch steel wheels and black beltline trim on the outside. The cloth seats are both comfortable and durable on the inside, and the 8-inch display audio system provides a variety of connectivity and entertainment options. 

2023 Forte LX Highlights:

  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Black beltline trim
  • Cloth seats
  • 8-inch display audio

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Choosing the EX trim of the 2023 Kia Forte gives you plenty of reasons to skip over the LX model. The EX comes standard with 16-inch machined-finish alloy wheels, a gloss black grille, and LED positioning lights on the outside. The heated steering wheel and satin interior add comfort and style to the interior. For added safety and convenience, there’s a wireless phone charger, lane keep assist, driver attention alert system, and forward collision-avoidance assist.

2023 Forte EX Highlighted Upgrades:

  • 16-inch machined-finish alloy wheels
  • LED positioning lights
  • Gloss black grille
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Satin chrome interior
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver attention alert system
  • Forward collision-avoidance assist

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The EX+ trim level of the 2023 Kia Forte ups the ante with some notable additions. To begin, the EX’s 16-inch wheels have been replaced with 17-inch alloy wheels, giving it a more stylish and sporty appearance. The EX+ also has LED headlights and taillights for improved visibility on the road. If you enjoy natural light, you’ll appreciate the sunroof, which allows you to enjoy the stunning scenery of Nova Scotia while driving.

2023 Forte EX+ Highlighted Upgrades:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Sunroof

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EX Premium

The 2023 Kia Forte EX Premium trim level is the pinnacle of luxury and performance. It has advanced technology and safety features that set it apart from the other trims. The convenience of dual-zone automatic climate control and satellite radio allows everyone to ride in comfort while listening to their favourite music. The smart key with push-button start and Kia Connect makes driving even easier, and the smart cruise control, electronic parking brake, and obstacle-detecting driver window make it one of the safest vehicles on the road.

2023 Forte EX Premium Highlighted Upgrades:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Satellite Radio
  • Smart cruise control
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Smart key with push-button start
  • Kia connect
  • Obstacle-detecting driver window

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The GT-Line kicks off the top two trims, with sporty upgrades both inside and out. The Forte’s enhanced sporty style includes a black beltline trim, red accent radiator grille, rear spoiler, LED fog lights, and other features. The interior is also sporty, with sport seats, a sport steering wheel, and stainless steel pedals. Front and rear passengers will appreciate the heated rear seats and air-cooled front seats. This trim level also includes a 10.25-inch multimedia interface and highway drive assist, which provide connectivity and safety while driving.

2023 Forte GT-Line Highlighted Upgrades:

  • Black beltline trim
  • Red accent radiator grille
  • Rear spoiler
  • LED fog lights
  • Sport seats 
  • Heated rear seats
  • Air-cooled front seats
  • Sport steering wheel
  • Stainless steel sport pedals
  • 10.25-inch multimedia interface
  • Highway Drive Assist

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GT Limited

The GT Limited trim is the highest level of trim available for the 2023 Forte. This trim takes the GT-Line’s sporty style to the next level with additional updates that are sure to impress. For an even more dynamic look and feel, the GT Limited has 18-inch sport alloy wheels and a dual muffler. The sport bucket seats in the car are made of high-quality synthetic leather and will keep you comfortable and secure even on the most thrilling of drives. The Harman Kardon premium audio system will provide an excellent soundtrack for all of your travels.

2023 Forte GT Limited Highlighted Upgrades:

  • 18-inch sport alloy wheels
  • Dual muffler
  • Synthetic leather seats
  • Front sport bucket seats
  • Harman Kardon premium audio system

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Find the Forte, and the rest of the great Kia lineup right here at Nova Scotia’s Strait-Way Kia. Visit our Antigonish or New Glasgow locations today to get started on your Kia journey.