New Kia Forte For Sale In Staunton

The Kia Forte often ends up being the ideal compact car for a lot of drivers in the Staunton and Charlottesville areas. It's a perfect balance of features and affordability. A flawless equilibrium of size and efficiency. An impeccable blend of style and performance!

The Kia Forte is available as a sedan and as a hatchback, both in multiple trim levels, so you can choose the configuration that best meets your needs.

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Anybody who wants a smart, safe, and efficient compact car ought to consider the Forte. It truly is a wonderful choice, especially if you're sticking to a tight budget but would prefer a new car. Leasing or financing a Forte can keep your monthly automotive expenses low, but you get so much in return.

The Kia Forte may not be the fastest road-going car and it may not have the wood from endangered trees gracing its dashboard- but the new Forte can offer a fun, engaging drive and more features than its compact rivals for the same money. Kia gives you a wide range of comfort and technology features on this high-value compact car, whereas other brands tend to skimp in this segment.

If your commute is a bit lengthy, like the drive between Waynesboro and Harrisonburg, the Kia Forte is an ideal choice to keep your fuel costs low. Even the more vigorous engine option yields impressive fuel mileage.

Safety Comes First in the New Kia Forte

Some folks worry that a car with such a reasonable MSRP might be "cheap" and less safe. We're happy to allay those fears.

The new Kia Forte provides excellent built-in safety with ubiquitous airbags, antilock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control. In third-party testing, the braking distance of the Kia Forte was shorter than average for the car's class, so its brakes are better than those found on most of its competitors.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Kia Forte a Top Safety Pick+ with excellent crash safety ratings and even easy-to-use LATCH anchors. The car also earned a top overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you want to go above and beyond the standard safety equipment, there are numerous driver assistance features available on the Forte. You can include:

  • Blind spot detection with lane-change assistance
  • Lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assistance
  • Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

Kia Forte Standard Equipment and Specs

Every new Kia Forte comes with a number of great amenities. The interior is comfortable and appealing, with a smartly designed cabin for ease of driving and operating controls. The sedan's trunk is plenty spacious, and the hatchback can accommodate even more cargo.

A standard new Forte sedan will come with a 2.0-liter engine that's good for 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Its fuel economy is an estimated combined 32 mpg.

The hatchback Forte comes with 160 horsepower and 149 pound-feet, and an estimated combined 28 mpg.

Both body styles offer a more energetic engine: the sedan Forte EX 2.0-liter engine gives you up to 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. The hatchback Forte SX reaches 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet.

Trim Levels and Available Features on the Forte

The Forte sedan comes in three trim levels.


The base LX trim includes comfort features like a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, six-way adjustable driver's seat, power windows, and air conditioning. Tech features include:

  • AM/FM radio with CD and MP3 player and SiriusXM
  • Bluetooth, USB, and Auxiliary connectivity
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls for audio and hands-free phone calls
  • Remote keyless entry with trunk opener

The optional Popular package for the LX includes features like a rearview camera, touchscreen, cruise control, and more.


The S trim includes the above items (though its touchscreen is much larger) and adds on a number of sporty upgrades such as:

  • Rear spoiler
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • LED running lights
  • Adjustable drive modes
  • Black upholstery with white stitching
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel

The S includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with Kia's Uvo eServices system.

An optional Technology package for the S includes keyless entry and ignition, some driver assistance features, and more. A Premium package builds on that and adds heated front seats with further driver's seat adjustability and memory settings, and a sunroof.


The EX gives you the zesty engine along with heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control. It also has:

  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Foglights and LED taillights

A Premium Plus package includes cooled front seats, a sunroof, navigation, and the driver assistance features.

The Forte hatchback is available in three trim levels, too, which largely mirror the sedan's features.


The Forte hatchback LX is much like the sedan LX but the most significant difference is that the hatchback has upgraded wheels.


The hatchback EX has leather upholstery whereas the sedan S does not, but the hatchback doesn't have the sport-tuned suspension of the S.


The Forte hatchback SX is the sport-tuned version in the hatchback lineup, with upgraded suspension, wheels, brakes, dual-exhaust tips, and a cool new Orange Color package with flashy seating. The Uvo eServices system is included.

Options for the EX and SX trims include:

  • Sunroof
  • Keyless ignition
  • Power-adjustable front seats with heating and cooling
  • Navigation and HD radio

Please Contact Us with Questions

If you're ready to get the ball rolling on your new car, you can fill out our fast and secure online finance application.

We invite you to call or visit us at Charlie Obaugh Kia in Staunton and ask any questions you have. We'd love to get you behind the wheel of the Forte for a test drive, and we can discuss financing options if it might be the new car for you.

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Charlie Obaugh Kia

410 Lee Jackson Highway
Directions Staunton, VA 24401

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