What is the difference between the Forte GT and other Forte models?

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 6:28 pm
2020 Kia Forte GT blue side view

Performance features of the 2020 Kia Forte GT

The sporty compact is back with the 2020 Kia Forte GT! Don’t believe us? Take a look at the performance features of the 2020 Kia Forte GT including a robust engine and transmission combo, exciting features, and a ton of extra goodies. This is a compact that you are going to want to drive!

2020 Kia Forte GT turbo engineWhat engine does the 2020 Forte GT get?

The engine is the real showstopper here. On the top GT trim (not the GT-Line trim), you get a 1.6-liter turbocharged powerplant. This ample engine can pump out up to 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque leaving the already ample 2.0-liter engine that comes standard on the Forte in the dust.

Other Forte trims come with an iVT or intelligent variable transmission, but the Forte GT gets a dual-clutch 7-speed transmission. This essentially combines two gearboxes together for lightning-fast shifts. Modern supercars use similar transmissions today.

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2020 Kia Forte GT black seatsOther differences for the 2020 Forte GT

The Forte GT trim will stand out even at a standstill as it is the only 2020 Forte that rides on 18-inch wheels. Other exterior items that differentiate this trim on the outside include a sport-tuned exhaust with dual chrome exhaust tips and a sport grille which also comes on the GT-Line trim.

There are a few other features that you get exclusively on the top GT trim of the 2020 Forte. They include high beam assist, LED headlights with auto-leveling, a D-shaped performance steering wheel, and sport seats with red stitching.


Engine options for the 2020 Kia Soul


2020 Kia Forte GT manual shift leverIs the 2020 Forte GT available with a manual transmission?

We already talked about the impressive 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that you get with this thing, but if you would prefer a greater connection with the road with something like a manual, then you are in luck. For a small premium, you can get the 2020 Forte GT with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Along with that transmission, you also get several bonus features. These features include a power sunroof, wireless phone charger, reverse parking distance warning, LED interior lighting, and a Harman Kardon® 320-Watt premium sound system.

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