Kia Canada has followed up the recent announcement of changes coming to the Forte model with confirmation of pricing and trim details for our market.
The 2022 Forte sedan gets a starting MSRP of $18,295 CAD, at which price a manual transmission is the default choice. The entry-level Forte5 hatchback model, meanwhile, gets a starting price of $22,695. Also of note, there’s a new kid in town in the lineup, in the form of a sporty GT-Line variant ($26,795), available in sedan format only.
You can consult our report on the changes for 2022 here, but the trim/pricing details for the 2022 Kia Forte/Forte5 are as follows: After the sedan-only base model Forte LX comes the EX, available in both 4- and 5-door formats, along with an EX+ version and an EX-Premium (both available as either sedan or hatchback). Then comes the sedan-only GT-Line and, at the top of the ladder, the GT Limited (available as sedan or hatchback version).
The base engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder making 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque; it’s found in the Forte LX, EX, EX+, EX Premium and GT-Line, and in the Forte5 EX. The other choice is a 1.6L 4-cylinder turbo engine generating 201 hp and 195 lb- ft of torque, offered with the Forte GT Limited and theForte5 GT and GT Limited. There’s no manual option with this engine, only a 7-speed dual-clutch auto. This configuration also brings with it a multi-link rear suspension and sporty dual exhaust tips. Other features to watch for with each trim are:
EX - Comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, heated front seats, cruise, LED DRLs
LX - Adds Drive Mode Select feature
EX - Adds heated steering wheel, wireless smartphone charging, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert
EX+ - Adds sunroof, LED headlights and taillights, LED interior lighting
EX Premium - Adds UVO Intelligence system, smart cruise, advanced forward collision avoidance alert, smart key with push-button start, dual-zone climate control, remote engine start
GT-Line - Adds sport leather-wrapped steering wheel, ambien mood lighting, red exterior accents, larger 10.25 multimedia screen with integrated navigation
GT Limited - Adds front bucket sport seats, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Electronic Sound Generator, premium Harmon-Kardon audio, paddle shifters
Here is the pricing structure for the 2022 Kia Forte: