Kia Forte

4.25 | 16 Review(s)
₱1.095 - 1.65 Million SRP Price in Manila
Dp ₱219,000 Monthly Payments : ₱18,785 x 60
Don't miss out on the best offers for this month.

Kia Forte Promos

  • 1.6 LX AT DP ₱6,000 MA ₱22,484 x 60 Months ₱1.095 Million SRP View Offers
  • 1.6 EX AT DP ₱14,000 MA ₱24,537 x 60 Months ₱1.195 Million SRP View Offers
  • 1.6 Turbo GT AT DP ₱330,000 MA ₱28,328 x 60 Months ₱1.65 Million SRP View Offers

Kia Forte 2023

Kia Forte 2023 is a 5 Seater Sedan available between a price range of ₱1.095 - 1.65 Million in the Philippines. It is available in 5 colors, 3 variants, 1 engine, and 1 transmissions option: Automatic in the Philippines. It has a ground clearance of 150 mm and dimensions is 4640 mm L x 1800 mm W x 1450 mm H. Over 15 users have reviewed Forte on basis of Features, Mileage, seating comfort, and engine performance. The lowest monthly installment starts from ₱6,000 (for 60 months). Forte top competitors are 5, Lavida, Vios and 6.

Read More Read Less

Kia Forte Specs

Fuel Type
Gasoline Gasoline
Transmission Type
Gasoline Automatic
Gasoline 201 hp
Engine Displacement
Gasoline 1591 cc
Forte Specifications

Tell us about the design, comfort and safety features of your vehicle. Help your friends make the right choice.

Disclaimer* Write a Review

Forte Pros & Cons

Get the better insight and helps to buy or not
Things we like in Forte

Great design

Comfortable cabin

Decently powerful engine

Things we don't like in Forte

Little expensive

Recent Updates of Forte

When it comes to budget-friendly small sedans, the Kia Forte is surely up there in the ranks. What makes the car even more desirable is the regular price updates the brand brings. The brand recently announced a limited period promo where buyers could get their hands on the car at just PHP 869,000, which is more than PHP300,000 off for the base model. Mechanically, the car is powered by a 1.6-litre T-GDI and 1.6-litre D-CVVT. The former produces 204 PS and 265 Nm, while the latter churns out 130 PS and 157 Nm torque. The transmission duties are managed by a 7-speed DCT and a 6-speed AT respectively.

Kia Forte Price

The Forte is priced between ₱1.095 Million and ₱1.65 Million.

Kia Forte Variants

There are 3 variants available of Forte: 1.6 LX AT, 1.6 EX AT and 1.6 Turbo GT AT.

Kia Forte Power-trains

The Forte is powered by a 1591cc 4-cylinder Gasoline engine produces 201 hp of power and 265 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a 7-Speed Automatic transmission gearbox.

Kia Forte Features

The feature list of Forte includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Accessory Power Outlet, Engine Start/Stop Button, Central Console Armrest, Cup Holders-Front, Cup Holders-Rear, Air Conditioner, Automatic Climate Control, Rear A/C Vents, Heater, Automatic Headlamps, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry, Power Windows Front, Rear Reading Lamp, Vanity Mirror and Trunk Light.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB & Auxiliary Input, CD Player, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear, Multi-function Steering Wheel and Apple Carplay/Android Auto.

Kia Forte Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Fog Lights Front, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rear Window Defogger, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Rear Spoiler, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator, Integrated Antenna and Adjustable Headlights.

Kia Forte Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Rear Camera, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams, Door Ajar Warning, Engine Check Warning, Front Parking Sensors, Hill-Start Assist Control, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Curtain Airbags and Rear Parking Sensors.

Kia Forte Competitors

The Forte Competitors are: MG 5, Volkswagen Lavida, Toyota Vios, MG 6 and Toyota Corolla Altis.

Read More Read Less

Kia Forte 2023 Price Philippines

Kia Forte price starts from ₱1.095 Million for base variant 1.6 LX AT available with DP as low as ₱6,000 and MA ₱22,484 (60) on 25 March 2023, while the top-spec variant costs ₱1.65 Million.

  • Gasoline
Kia Forte 1.6 LX AT
Automatic, 5 seats, 1591 cc, 126 hp
₱1.095 Million (SRP) MA ₱22,484 x 60 Months, DP ₱6,000 View Offers
Kia Forte 1.6 EX AT
Automatic, 5 seats, 1591 cc, 126 hp
₱1.195 Million (SRP) MA ₱24,537 x 60 Months, DP ₱14,000 View Offers
Kia Forte 1.6 Turbo GT AT
Automatic, 5 seats, 1591 cc, 201 hp
₱1.65 Million (SRP) MA ₱28,328 x 60 Months, DP ₱330,000 View Offers

Compare Kia Forte with Alternatives

MG 5
MG 5
₱698,888 - 938,888
MG 5 Price
Volkswagen Lavida
Toyota Vios
Toyota Vios
₱686,000 - 1.035 Million
Vios Price
MG 6
MG 6
₱1.069 Million
MG 6 Price
Toyota Corolla Altis
Length 4601 mm
4605 mm
4425 mm
4695 mm
4630 mm
Width 1818 mm
1765 mm
1730 mm
1848 mm
1780 mm
Height 1489 mm
1460 mm
1475 mm
1462 mm
1435 mm
Power 112
Torque 150 Nm
225 Nm
123 Nm
250 Nm
153 Nm
Automatic Climate Control No
Keyless Entry Yes
Multi-function Steering Wheel Yes
Adjustable Seats Yes
Rear A/C Vents -
Compare Similar Cars

Kia Forte Price In Popular Cities

Quezon City ₱1.095 - 1.65 Million
Makati City ₱1.095 - 1.65 Million
Cebu City ₱1.095 - 1.65 Million
Davao City ₱1.095 - 1.65 Million
Please start typing to search your city here

Kia Forte Videos

Watch latest video reviews of Kia Forte to know about its interiors, exteriors, performance, mileage and more.

Forte Videos

Compare Variants Of Kia Forte

  • Gasoline
  • Forte 1.6 LX AT
    ₱1.095 Million SRP Price
    Base Variant Features
    • Gasoline
    • Automatic
    • Air Conditioner
    • Power Steering
    • Accessory Power Outlet
    • CD Player
    • FM/AM/Radio
    • Speakers Front
    • Power Windows Front
    • Low Fuel Warning Light
    • Adjustable Seats
    • Rear Seat Headrest
    • Fabric Upholstery
    • Cup Holders-Front
    • Anti-Lock Braking System
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Driver Airbag
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Rear Seat Belts
    • Seat Belt Warning
    • Crash Sensor
    • Door Ajar Warning
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Front Impact Beams
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
    • Adjustable Headlights
    • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
    • Alloy Wheels
    • Integrated Antenna
    • Digital Odometer
    • Heater
    • Tacho Meter
    • Height Adjustable Driver Seat
    • Engine Check Warning
    • Adjustable Steering Column
    • Rear Reading Lamp
    • Day & Night Rear View Mirror
    • Rear Window Defogger
    • Electronic Multi Tripmeter
    • Digital Clock
    • Multi-function Steering Wheel
    • Speakers Rear
    • USB & Auxiliary Input
    • Rear Seat Center Arm Rest
    • Touch Screen
    • Trunk Light
    • Vanity Mirror
    • Parking Sensors
    • Rear Camera
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Keyless Entry
    • Anti Theft Device
    • Cup Holders-Rear
    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Power Door Locks
    • Central Locking
    • Central Console Armrest
    • Apple Carplay/Android Auto
    • Adjustable Headrest
    • Sun Visors
    • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • Daytime Running Lights
    View More Get Exclusive Promos
  • Forte 1.6 EX AT
    ₱1.195 Million SRP Price
    + 10 Additional Feature(s)
    • Gasoline
    • Automatic
    • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator
    • Leather Steering Wheel
    • Vehicle Stability Control System
    • Fog Lights Front
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Rear A/C Vents
    • Automatic Climate Control
    • Cruise Control
    • Hill-Start Assist Control
    • Front Parking Sensors
    View More Get Exclusive Promos
  • Forte 1.6 Turbo GT AT
    ₱1.65 Million SRP Price
    + 8 Additional Feature(s)
    • Gasoline
    • Automatic
    • Side Airbag-Front
    • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
    • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddle
    • Engine Start/Stop Button
    • Electric Adjustable Seats
    • Leather Seats
    • Seat Lumbar Support
    • Curtain Airbags
    View More Get Exclusive Promos

Kia Forte Review

The KIA Forte did look good even at the time it went out of sale in the Philippines market. Hence, pulling it off the road did not make quite a lot of sense for the people who followed the auto industry closely and liked KIA cars. However, much to the excitement of many, the Forte is back in a revamped form under the management of Ayala Corporation.

The Mazda 3 and Honda Civic are probably the greatest names in the segment and the new KIA Forte looks good to take on the likes of the same, albeit in a much better way than it did before. At the moment, the car is available in three variants, namely - LX AT, EX AT and GT AT. The price starts at PHP 1,095,000.

Read More Read Less

Kia Forte Interior & Features

The design language inside the cabin of the Forte is very much in line with most of the premium KIA cars. The settings are very plush and likable. The top of the line model gets the GT logo on the seats. Both the rows are very comfortable with proper cushioning and under thigh support. The front dashboard looks very futuristic with two analogue dials and a small TFT display for the centre console. The dashboard holds a floating touch screen infotainment system with a few knobs for the controls below.

Moreover, even the music system down below has a couple of controlling round knobs on either side. The AC vents are rounded on the extreme sides of the front portion.

Forte Exterior

The new KIA Forte has the typical front fascia that we get in most cars from the company and there is a fine strip of chrome bordering the checkered grille. The headlamp housing is very sleek and swept back and offers good illumination from the projector setup.  The front fenders and wheel arches are very smooth and classy and there is no element of overly rough and bulkiness.

The rear profile has the combination tail light setup with LED elements. The tailgate has a gentle spoiler-like bump with the KIA moniker inscribed adjacent to it. The lower part of the rear has been done in black to add a slight amount of sportiness to the overall aesthetics.

The buyers have the option of choosing between 17-inch and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Kia Forte Ride & Handling

Little can one deny that the KIA Forte, even before it was pulled off the roads, did have a powerful engine that made a lot of buzz each time it zoomed past freeway traffic. The sole 1.6-litre Gamma engine is very powerful and grunty and can clock the 0-100 kmph acceleration in just 11.6 seconds. And with the gas pedal pressed further, it could hit a top speed of 195 kmph.

The high trim with 17-inch wheels offers better stability at high speeds and remains glued to the tarmac even while cornering.

Forte Engine & Fuel Consumption

Looking at the three engine trims that the new KIA Forte is available in, the company is likely to discontinue the bigger 2.0-litre Theta engine that used to make 161 PS at 6,500 rpm and 194 Nm at 4,800 rpm. On the contrary, there would just be the smaller 1.6-litre Gamma petrol mill that makes 130 PS of power at 6,300 rpm and 156 Nm of torque at 4,850 rpm.

The list of variants also reveals that the car will continue to come in automatic gearbox and manual will not make it to the list. The 6-speed automatic unit, as used by the company in the past as well, has proper shifts and there are absolutely no lags, even in the low rev range of the engine.

Kia Forte Braking & Safety

The KIA Forte gets disc brakes for all the wheels where the rear ones are slightly smaller than the front ones. Moreover, with the availability of ABS, panic braking even at a high speed is very much possible and safer than otherwise.

There are many other safety features like the addition of Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Vehicle Stability management, and Automatic Cruise Control.

Forte Verdict

Bringing back the KIA Forte has been good news for many prospective buyers. After all, not many would have liked the discontinuation of a car that had the potential of doing extremely well with solely its design. And now when it is back with a more comfortable cabin and fuel-efficient engine, it makes all the more sense to go for it.

User Reviews of Kia Forte

Write a Review
4.25/5 Very Good based on 16 reviews
  • All (16)
  • Features (2)
  • Specs (7)
  • Exterior (2)
  • Mileage (3)
  • Engine (2)
  • Sporty and thrilling

    I bought the KIA Forte primarily for its amazing appearance. It was a sedan in my budget and it fit all my needs. I loved the bold front profile...

    Read More
    prince Mar 23, 2023 for Kia Forte
  • All well’s that’s priced well

    But this car isn’t. The value for money proposition is off on this car for me and I really hate that. The Kia Forte has some good features but they...

    Read More
    Huskar Jan 23, 2023 for Kia Forte
  • Highly Practical and Functional!

    I chose the Kia forte for its ability to sit on the top position of being a budget-friendly small sedan. The Kia Forte is certainly the best mover I...

    Read More
    Johnre Nov 30, 2022 for Kia Forte
  • Elegant and fun to drive

    I recently bought the KIA Forte and I am simply loving the car’s performance so far. I bought the car as I found it perfect in terms of its...

    Read More
    Beboy Nov 14, 2022 for Kia Forte
  • Incredible comfort and superb performance

    The Kia Forte is a terrific automobile with excellent performance. It has a 1600 cc engine that produces around 126 horsepower. It also has an...

    Read More
    jhaerix Sep 15, 2022 for Kia Forte
  • The all-rounder

    The Kia Forte is a compact sedan and the best that I have driven in its class. Many manufacturers call their cars and compact sedans but that’s a...

    Read More
    Rodel Aug 01, 2022 for Kia Forte
  • A sedan that is bolder than ever!

    The Kia Forte is one of those cars that is updated with power, functionality, and a premium design for the year 2022! In all these years, I feel that...

    Read More
    Emar May 30, 2022 for Kia Forte
  • A great sedan for daily commute

    The KIA Forte offers a very comprehensive and luxurious package that almost gets close to a premium sedan at a very reasonable and affordable price....

    Read More
    Tony Mar 04, 2022 for Kia Forte
  • Compact and Astounding Performer

    A five-seater premium-looking sedan that is sure to rock the roads of the Philippines on its homecoming. I have always been a die heart follower of...

    Read More
    Henry Jan 13, 2022 for Kia Forte
  • The sedan to love

    I rate the Kia Forte as the more stylish version of the Hyundai Accent. It is perfect for the people who aren’t much concerned about a little...

    Read More
    Rizalino Dec 31, 2021 for Kia Forte
Forte reviews
Big Saving !

Save upto 63% ! Find the best deals on used Kia Forte in Manila.

Used Kia Forte

Find Second Hand Forte By Year

  • Kia Forte 2019
    Forte 2019 Starts @ ₱768,000 1 Used Cars Available
  • Kia Forte 2015
    Forte 2015 Starts @ ₱548,000 1 Used Cars Available
  • Kia Forte 2011
    Forte 2011 Starts @ ₱400,000 1 Used Cars Available
Used Forte

More Choices in Used Cars

Used Kia Cars for Sale

Sell your car at the best price

Verified and genuine buyers Verified and genuine buyers
Free listing Free listing
List your car

Kia Forte Questions & Answers (FAQs)

What is the Kia Forte 2023 Lowest Monthly Installment?

The lowest monthly installment for Kia Forte starts from ₱18,785 for 60 months with DP ₱219,000 .

Helpful (296)

What is the power output of Kia Forte 2023?

The Kia Forte delivers 126 hp of maximum power and 155 Nm of maximum torque.

Helpful (115)

What is the ground clearance of Kia Forte 2022?

The ground clearance of Forte is 150 mm .

Helpful (147)

What is the Fuel Consumption of Kia Forte on Highway?

The new Kia Forte gives fuel consumption of 19.8 kmpl on highway.

Helpful (146)

What is the Length of Kia Forte?

The length of Kia Forte is 4640 mm , while the width is 1800 mm .

Helpful (190)

What is the Fuel Tank Capacity of Kia Forte?

The fuel tank capacity of Kia Forte is 50 L .

Helpful (173)

What is the Tire Size of Kia Forte?

The Kia Forte tire size is 205/55 R16 .

Helpful (198)

What is the Alloy Wheel Size of Kia Forte?

The Kia Forte Alloy Wheel Size is 16 Inch .

Helpful (153)

What is Kia Forte Weight?

The Kia Forte has a gross weight of 1690 kg .

Helpful (65)

What is the Cargo capacity of Kia Forte?

The new Kia Forte has Cargo volume of 502 L .

Helpful (32)
View More FAQ

Latest Question

has asked on May 26, 2018

Q. What is the price of Kia Forte?

has asked on May 26, 2018

Q. What is the Minimum DP I Need to pay to take home Kia Forte?

has asked on May 26, 2018

Q. What else I Can buy in Kia Forte price range?

has asked on May 26, 2018

Q. What are the Dimensions of Kia Forte?

has asked on May 26, 2018

Q. What are the top variants of Kia Forte?

Forte Questions

Kia Featured Cars

  • Popular
  • Upcoming
Kia Cars in Philippines
Kia Upcoming Cars

Automotive News and Reviews

  • News Forte
  • Featured Article Forte
Forte Car News
Forte Car Featured Article
Get easy loan for your Cars EMI starting from ₱18,785 /month Get Loan
Get the exclusive offers on Forte SRP starting from ₱1.095 Million Get Exclusive Promos