The Kia Forte is one of Kia's smallest and least expensive vehicles, but it's also one of Kia's best. For 2022, the Kia Forte is getting a major overhaul, with the most obvious changes made to the exterior. There you'll find a new interpretation of Kia's ubiquitous "Tiger Nose" grille up front, a new corporate badge, and revised front and rear bumpers. Upper trim levels get LED foglights that integrate with the lower part of the front bumper, but all Fortes will be adorned with slim, triple-stacked LED daytime running lights that flow into the new grille.
2022 Kia Forte video
2019 Kia Forte | First Drive
NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Kia Forte, but since the 2022 Kia Forte is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.
Is the Kia Forte a good car?
What's new in the 2022 Kia Forte?
According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Kia Forte:
- Restyled front and rear ends
- Additional standard and optional safety features
- Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto now come standard
- Part of the third Forte generation introduced for 2019
Is the Kia Forte reliable?
Is the 2022 Kia Forte a good car?
How much should I pay for a 2022 Kia Forte?
The least-expensive 2022 Kia Forte is the 2022 Kia Forte FE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $19,090.
Other versions include:
- FE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $19,090
- LXS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $19,590
- GT-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $21,290
- GT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $23,490
- GT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $24,490