The 2022 Kia Forte demands attention and respect with its strikingly sleek design and many top-of-the-line features. While you remain relaxed and entertained inside the cabin, this model will work hard under the front hood to make the most out of your fuel.
In this Kia Forte MPG review, we at Feldman Kia of Novi will give you a detailed overview of what kind of gas mileage this model has to offer. Drivers near Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI, should read ahead to learn more!
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Standardly, the 2022 Kia Forte is equipped with a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine that works using a Multi-Point Injection (MPI) fuel delivery system. This engine comes paired with an Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission (IVT) with Sportmatic® technology.
The transmission found under the hood of the Forte works without set gear ratios like traditional transmissions, which means it can make them up as you travel. This not only gives you a little more giddy-up, but also maximizes fuel economy, working to provide seamless force distribution.
When paired with this transmission, the Kia Forte model's standard engine achieves an impressive EPA-estimated 31 city/41 highway MPG.* So, as you head downtown into the city for a night out, or are driving up to the lake for a weekend away, you’ll be able to reach your destination without stopping for gas frequently.
The 2022 Kia Forte offers another engine option: a 1.6L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine. This engine comes equipped with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) technology, which uses higher pressure to inject the perfect amount of fuel directly into the combustion chamber.
The GDI technology is partially responsible for this engine's incredible fuel economy. When paired with the 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission, this engine can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway MPG.*
On top of being able to enjoy great fuel economy no matter where you go, you'll also have plenty of pep to make your drive interesting. This available engine is able to generate an impressive 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.
While the Forte falls within the Kia sedan class, it still comes ready to store cargo. In the trunk, you’ll have 15.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. So, whether you have luggage, groceries, or other shopping bags, you’ll have plenty of room to store and transport them.
As you do load up your cargo, though, you’ll want to keep in mind that added weight makes the engine work harder. In turn, this causes the Forte to burn more fuel, inhibiting your ability to earn premier MPG figures. So, you’ll want to make sure that you take any items you no longer need out of your trunk so that you can ensure you’re maximizing your fuel economy.
While the 2022 Kia Forte is designed to maximize fuel economy on its own, there are a few ways that you can assist it…
First, following the speed limit is a great way to ensure optimized fuel efficiency. In following the speed limit, you’ll promote a smooth driving experience and an even use of gas. In the same sense, using cruise control on highways, for example, is another way to promote an even use of gas.
The Kia Forte also offers an available navigation system. If your Forte is equipped, using this feature is another great way to optimize for premier fuel efficiency. Whether you’re driving during rush hour, or you’re heading to a new location, navigation can help reduce your time in traffic by adjusting your route and also help prevent missed turns.
Minimizing cold engine operation is another great way to ensure you get the most out of your Forte when it comes to fuel economy. When you start your ride and begin driving right away, it doesn’t warm up properly and could perform sluggishly for a bit. Normally, this issue will be more prevalent in colder weather. So, during winter months, you may want to start your Forte 10-15 minutes before you get in and go.
Following your maintenance schedule is another great way to ensure not only that your fuel economy figures are maximized, but also that your ride is in proper working order overall. For example, providing your Forte with routine oil changes is critical in overall performance, also affecting the MPG you’re able to earn behind the wheel.
While not explicitly mentioned in your maintenance schedule, checking your tire pressure is a small service you can perform easily on your own that will enhance performance. If your tires are underinflated, it’ll increase drag on the Forte and make the engine work harder to propel you forward when you hit the gas. So, leveling off your air pressure is important, especially if you’ve been driving for a while.
Whether you need an oil change, help with your tire pressure, or have another need that requires attention. We’ll be able to assist here at our service center. Just schedule an appointment and bring your ride in. From there, our team of trained technicians will get down to work, providing efficient and effective care, so you can get back out on the roadways in no time.
As you can see, the 2022 Kia Forte is a great pick for all kinds of drivers. Whether you're heading out on a weekend adventure with the family, or you're hopping on the highway for your morning commute, you can count on the Kia Forte.
Incredible gas mileage is far from all this model has to offer, though. Drivers near Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, Michigan, can get behind the wheel and experience everything this model brings to the table with us at Feldman Kia of Novi. Give us a call today to schedule your test drive!
We’re proud to serve local drivers and hope to assist you soon!
* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.