2023 Kia Forte5 in Waterloo, ON

The 2023 Kia Forte5 is a versatile hatchback with a practical interior design and a wide range of available technology features. Wondering if this hatchback has everything you need for a comfortable commute? Continue reading, as the team here at Waterloo Kia has broken down everything drivers need to know about the 2023 Kia Forte5’s performance, interior amenities, design, technology features, and more.

Exterior Design

16” Alloy Wheels

The 2023 Kia Forte5 comes standard with a sporty set of 16” alloy wheels. Fine-tuned for a smooth driving experience, these wheels make every trip inside the 2023 Forte5 responsive and enjoyable.

Colour Variety

A wide range of bold exterior colour options are available for the 2023 Kia Forte5. Paint options available for this hatchback include:

  • Aurora Black
  • Runway Red
  • Gravity Blue
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Mineral Blue
  • Steel Grey
  • Platinum Graphite

LED Lighting

The 2023 Kia Forte5 GT and GT Limited trims feature exterior LED lighting. Designed to enhance driver visibility, these available features include LED headlights, LED positioning lights, LED daytime running lights, and a headlight escort function.

Exterior 2023 Kia Forte5 Measurements Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,700 mm
Length 4,510 mm
Width 1,800 mm
Height 1,440 mm

Interior Design

Ready for Winter

Looking for a vehicle that’s ready to handle a long and cold Canadian winter? Drivers will be happy to know that all three configurations of the 2023 Kia Forte5 come standard with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Heated rear seats are available as well, included as part of the GT Limited trim.

Cargo Flexibility

Despite its compact nature, the hatchback body design of 2023 Kia Forte5 provides drivers with a generous amount of usable cargo space. The hatch-style rear can be easily opened, giving drivers easy access to the car’s cargo area.

Interior 2023 Kia Forte5 Measurements Dimensions (First/Second Row)
Head Room 985 / 960 mm
Shoulder Room 1,425 / 1,405 mm
Hip Room 1,346 / 1,298 mm
Leg Room 1,073 / 906 mm


Engine Options

A four-cylinder, 2.0-litre engine attached to an intelligent variable automatic transmission system comes standard inside the 2023 Kia Forte5. When equipped with this standard engine, this hatchback is capable of producing 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Looking for a sportier experience? Also available for this hatchback is a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.6-litre engine, which sports an output of 201 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.

Drive Mode Select

Drive Mode Select allows drivers to tailor the 2023 Kia Forte5’s performance to better adjust for the condition of the road ahead. If it starts to rain or the roads get icy, drivers can use Drive Mode Select for additional traction and control.


Engine Specs: 2.0L 4cyl. Engine Turbo 1.6L 4cyl. Engine
Horsepower 147 hp 201 hp
Torque 132 lb.-ft. 195 lb.-ft.
Transmission Intelligent Variable Automatic Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic


Stay Connected

The 2023 Kia Forte5 comes standard with a wide range of connectivity features, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These hands-free technology features give drivers the ability to easily access navigational features, music services, phone contacts, and more. These features were carefully designed to ensure drivers keep their undivided attention on the road ahead.

Kia Connect

The available Kia Connect app allows drivers to easily maintain control of their vehicle, even when they’re away from it. Drivers can use this app to remotely lock and unlock the 2023 Kia Forte5’s doors, start its engine remotely, flash the vehicle’s headlights, and so much more.


Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist

The 2023 Kia Forte5 comes equipped with a forward collision-avoidance assist system. This system provides drivers with an alert if it detects a potential collision. In case of an emergency, this driver aid can automatically apply the hatchback’s brakes, preventing a collision or mitigating its damage.

Blind Spot Detection

Every 2023 Kia Forte5 model also comes standard with a blind spot detection system. This safety aid uses sensors to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from their blind spots, allowing them to make more informed decisions when changing lanes.

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Another standard driver aid found inside the 2023 Forte5 is the rear cross-traffic alert system. When backing up, this system alerts the driver to vehicles approaching from either side of the 2023 Forte5.

2023 Kia Forte5 Trim Levels

2023 Kia Forte5

Forte5 EX

Starting at $23,195*

– LED Headlights
– Rear Parking Sensors
– Lane Following Assist

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2023 Kia Forte5

Forte5 GT

Starting at $31,595*

– Power Sliding Doors
– Smart Power Tailgate
– Heated Front Seats

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2023 Kia Forte5

Forte5 GT Limited

Starting at $30,995

– Advanced Smart Cruise Control
– LED Taillights
– Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist

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Waterloo Kia, located at 583 Colby Drive in Waterloo, Ontario, can help drivers shop for the 2023 Kia Forte5. Wondering what it feels like to drive this hatchback? Don’t hesitate to schedule a test drive with our team using the form below. Have any questions? Get in touch with our team by sending a message or calling (519) 772 – 0783.