2021 Kia Forte in Waterloo, ON

Kia Forte at Waterloo Kia

Who knew you could fit so much into such a little car? With improved convenience and safety technology, a modern design, and an upgraded GT performance trim, the 2021 Kia Forte understands how much you want your car to do. Waterloo Kia has the most up-to-date and finest Kia models for our local clients in the Waterloo and Kitchener area, both online and in-store! Build your own and go through our new and used Kia Forte inventory, which all starts at a great price!

Exterior Features

Alluring Wheel Sizes

Across the trim levels, wheel diameters range from 15 to 18 inches. The LX MT & LX have 15-inch steel wheels, the EX has 16-inch alloy wheels, the EX+, EX Premium, and EX Limited have 17-inch alloy wheels, while the GT trim has 18-inch alloy wheels.

Headlight and Taillight Features

The EX+ level and upwards have LED headlights and taillights, whereas the LX grades have halogen headlights. On the EX trim and higher, LED daytime running and positioning lights are included.

Specifications: 2021 Kia Forte EX
Length (mm/in) 4,640 / 182.6
Width (mm/in) 1,800 / 70.9
Height (mm/in) 1,435 / 56.5
Wheelbase (mm/in) 2,700 / 106.3
Ground Clearance (mm/in) 135 / 5.3
Minimum Curb Weight (kg/lbs)

1,256 / 2,769

Interior Features

8-inch Multimedia Capability

This optional 8-inch multimedia interface in the Forte is the pinnacle of your entertainment and navigation capabilities. The touchscreen allows you to do everything from plot your route to listening to your favorite music and contacting your pals.

Seat Heating and Cooling

These heated and cooled front seats are built to withstand the hot and cold temperatures that Waterloo tends to experience throughout the year. On a chilly winter morning, the heated front seats will keep you warm, while the optional air-cooled front seats will keep you cool on a hot summer day.

Potent Audio System

To blast out your newest playlist, your multimedia interface requires the greatest system, and the Forte delivers with the optional Harman Kardon premium audio system, which delivers clear sound throughout the cabin.

Specifications: 2021 Kia Forte EX
Head Room (front) (mm/in) 985 / 38.7
Head Room (rear) (mm/in) 952 / 37.4
Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in) 1,425 / 56.1
Shoulder Room (rear) (mm/in) 1,405 / 55.3
Hip Room (front) (mm/in) 1,346 / 53.0
Hip Room (rear) (mm/in) 1,298 / 51.1
Leg Room (front) (mm/in) 1,073 / 42.2
Leg Room (rear) (mm/in) 906 / 35.6
Total Interior Volume 2,718 / 96.0
Cargo Capacity, rear seats up (L/cu-ft) 434 / 15.3

Performance & Capability

Engine Options

Depending on the model level, your Kia has two engine options. From the LX MT to the EX Limited, the 2.0L MPI is your engine, producing147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque while matched to an Intelligent Variable Transmission. The top-of-the-line GT has a 1.6L Gamma Turbo GDI engine that produces 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque and is matched to a 7-speed Dual-Clutch automatic gearbox.

Transmission Options

Three gearbox choices are standard across all Forte trims, each delivering its own level of efficient power and a smooth driving. The LX MT has a 6-speed manual transmission, while the LX, EX, EX+, EX Premium, and EX Limited have an IVT transmission. The GT has a 7-speed Dual-Clutch automatic transmission.

Specifications: 2021 Kia Forte EX
Engine 2.0L MPI
Horsepower 147
Torque (lb-ft) 132
Transmission Intelligent Variable Transmission
Fuel Efficiency (city/highway) (L/100 km) 7.9 / 5.9


Apple CarPlay / Android Auto

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is a standard feature allowing your phone will always be connected with your Forte and can make the most of your favourite apps from the comfort of your Kia!

Wireless Charger

Cords are becoming largely irrelevant, and your smartphone most certainly includes wireless charging capabilities. Because our Kia cars are continuously evolving, take advantage of our accessible wireless phone charger to keep your device charged throughout all instances.

UVO Intelligence

The UVO Intelligence mobile app will improve your Kia ownership experience. You can start or stop the engine, adjust the temperature control and more right from your smartphone. Not to mention all the car diagnostics you’ll have access to at your fingertips.


Blind Spot Detection System

When you drive a Kia, you always have useful features onboard, especially with the Blind Spot Detection system. If a car crosses into a blind area you’ll be promptly notified.

Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist

With Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, your Forte can help you deal with the unexpected while driving. The technology will apply the brakes if it senses the potential of a frontal collision.

Lane Keeping Assist

You may not even realize when you begin to wander out of your lane, especially if you’ve been traveling for a long period of time, but our Lane Keeping Assist will always keep you centred and in control.

What’s New from the 2021 Forte?

The Kia Forte was completely revamped in 2019 to become the very sleek and clever car it is today, and the GT grade was by far the most significant addition to the 2020 Forte’s lineup. There were no substantial modifications from the previous year’s 2020 models, which were still fresh from their updated look.

2021 Kia Forte Trims

Front side view of Kia Forte LX MT


Starting at $17,695*

Feature Highlights:

  • 8-inch display audio system
  • Rearview camera
  • Front heated seats
  • Apple CarPlay / Android Auto
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Front side view of Kia Forte LX


Starting at $19,295*

Feature Highlights:

  • Auto IVT transmission
  • Cruise control
  • Rearview camera
  • Front heated seats
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Front side view of Kia Forte EX


Starting at $20,995*

Feature Highlights:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Blind Spot Detection
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Front side view of Kia Forte EX+


Starting at $22,595*

Feature Highlights:

  • LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • LED interior lights
  • Sunroof
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Front side view of Kia Forte EX Premium

EX Premium

Starting at $24,295*

Feature Highlights:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Smart key, push-button start
  • Smart cruise control
  • UVO Intelligence
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Front side view of Kia Forte GT Limited

GT Limited

Starting at $26,995*

Feature Highlights:

  • 8-inch multimedia interface
  • Synthetic leather seats
  • Front, air-cooled seats
  • Rear heated seats
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Front side view of Kia Forte GT


Starting at $28,995*

Feature Highlights:

  • 6L Turbo GDI engine
  • 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission
  • Front sport bucket seats
  • Sport leather-wrapped steering wheel
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Waterloo Kia is proud to be your Waterloo area Kia dealer for any and all of your automotive needs. The Forte is the star of our new and used inventory, but we also have outstanding service and parts departments to keep your Kia operating smoothly. Do you have any questions about the Forte or our dealership? Please don’t be afraid to contact us!


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