Forbes on Forte: 'Consumers take notice'

Forbes on Forte: ‘Consumers take notice’

Wow, do we love this! Forbes magazine recently took a look at Kia Forte specifically, and the sedan market in general, and said a lot of positive things. 

Before we get to that, though, we’ll remind you that right now at Barnett Kia you can lease a new 2018 Kia Forte LX for just $89 a month. Yes, $89 A MONTH! Nice, right? More about that later. First, here’s what Forbes had to say…

“With the debut of Forte’s third generation, the compact sedan stakes a claim to being one of the best in its category, a legitimate contender against champions like Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic.

“Forte’s fastback sports sedan stance it shares with the sporty Stinger, a hot sports sedan that Kia introduced a year ago. Under the direction of ex-Audi designer Peter Schreyer, Kia has gained a great deal in the appearance department. The Tiger shark grille is distinctive and should give Kia some of the unique identity the brand is seeking. The interior is handsome as well, with an 8” fixed touchscreen reminiscent of more expensive German competitors. Android and Apple CarPlay included. Two-tone stitched leather upholstery is available on upscale versions.

“Forte’s length, width and height have increased in the latest generation, imparting a genuine sense of roominess in the front seats and quite comfortable seating for two or three adults in the rear.

“The most important feature of the 2019 Forte’s powertrain is the new CVT—continuously variable transmission—which is quiet and smooth. Kia’s homegrown CVT version runs on a chain rather than a belt, as found in other CVTs; and it performs well. The payoff is better fuel efficiency, which is rated at 30/40/34 mpg, city, highway and combined. A manual transmission is available for the least expensive trim level, resulting in a combined 35 mpg.

“From a safety standpoint, the outgoing Forte was rated as a Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The company says the new model is expected to receive top safety ratings by all relevant agencies. Included in available equipment, depending on trim level, is forward collision warning, lane keep assist, driver attention warning, smart cruise control and blind-spot warning, which includes rear cross traffic collision warning.

“Kia Forte establishes itself as a formidable and visually handsome competitor to Corolla and Civic—and at a price designed to make consumers take notice.”

Now about that Forte lease here at Barnett. It’s a 2018 Kia Forte LX, just $89 a month for 24 months for with $2,999 down plus first month’s payment, tax, title, license, and fees due at signing*. We have lots more to offer this month, and you’ll find them all here.
And remember, every new vehicle purchased comes with Barnett’s exclusive—and FREE—MILLION MILE Warranty. Ask your sales associate for all the details on that, too. Come see us soon at Barnett Kia on Highway 61 in White Bear Lake!

*Offer ends 10/31/18. 12,000 miles per year. Security deposit waived. KMF lease cash assigned to dealer. For qualified leases. Lease from Kia Motors Finance on approved credit. Does not include military discount. Limited quantity available. Stock #K18453. MSRP $17,695.
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