Shop Our Large Selection of New Kia Forte Models in Arlington, TX

With a blend of sporty style, advanced technology, and intelligent safety features, the 2021 Kia Forte proves itself to be a contender in the highly competitive compact sedan segment. The available powertrain options, range of well-equipped trim levels, and all the tech you want help make every drive you take from Dallas to Grand Prairie more enjoyable, connected, and fun. Best of all, the 2021 Kia Forte is available now in the inventory of brand-new Kia models at Vanguard Kia of Arlington. Read on to learn more and stop by and see us at our conveniently located Arlington, TX dealership to meet this popular car for yourself.


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What's New for 2021?

The Kia Forte underwent a major overhaul and redesign as recently as 2019, when Kia introduced drivers to this car's third exciting generation. As a result of this recent makeover, the 2021 Forte gets a minor list of revisions. This includes a small shakeup in the roster of standard and optional amenities. Plus, fans of the sportier Kia Forte GT will notice that smooth-riding summer performance tires now come standard when you select a GT with manual transmission.

Exciting Design

When you first see the 2021 Kia Forte at our dealership near Haltom City, you'll notice a few things that stand out about this model versus other compact sedans. First, the central honeycomb grille is trimmed in chrome and gives the new Forte a sporty edge, even in its more basic trims. Next, the sweeping LED headlights not only help you cut through the darkness, but they give the Forte an aerodynamic feel that will inspire you. Down below, aggressive brake ducts and an aerodynamic air dam add to the racy feel of the new Forte, and all of these things are just what's in front of the front wheels.

Around the rest of the car, sweeping lines and curves all feel well placed, giving the new Kia Forte a stance and presence that is impressive without being intimidating. Around the back you'll even have LED taillights that stand out day or night, both for safety and for style.

Driver Assistance Features

It's one thing to have fun behind the wheel, but you need to stay safe while you do so. The 2021 Kia Forte helps you better avoid trouble with a series of advanced driver assistance features that are always scanning the world around you.

Up front, you have the forward collision alert system with pedestrian detection. As the name implies, this system uses radar and cameras to read the road ahead and is always looking for a potential collision with a stopped vehicle or a pedestrian that has suddenly walked out in front of you. You'll have the chance to respond to the initial warning by taking evasive action, and it you can't, automatic emergency braking can back you up.

This feature can apply the brakes for you in an emergency situation, slowing you down to reduce the severity of an impact, and, in some cases, helping to avoid the impact altogether.

Next, there is the blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert system. Using radar technology, this system keeps an eye on what's happening around you and while you're in reverse.

Finally, Irving drivers can look forward to lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control. These systems work together to take some stress out of driving in heavy traffic. Adaptive cruise control allows you to set your desired speed and following distance, and it will slow down whenever necessary to keep a gap to the cars in front. When traffic is clear, it will resume your chosen cruising speed until another slowdown occurs. Meanwhile, lane keep assist reads road markings and gently nudges the steering wheel if you begin to drift. Not only does this help you stay in your lane, but it will give you the ability to focus on the road ahead so you can be better prepared should an emergency occur in front of you.

Keeping You Connected

With both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2021 Kia Forte, staying connected is easier than ever. This seamless technology mimics your smartphone interface onto the infotainment display, making it easy to access everything you need without a steep learning curve. You'll have access to everything from calling and contacts to messages and even third-party apps like Spotify and WhatsApp, so you never have to touch your phone while behind the wheel.

In addition, UvoLink technology keeps you connected to your Kia while you're away. This smartphone app lets you do everything from see your last parking location to lock and unlock the doors using your smartphone. You can even start the engine when needed to let the climate control system cool your interior down during the hot Texas summer.


The 2021 Kia Forte is available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which generates 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. You'll enjoy up to 41 mpg on the highway as well, so your longest road trips won't take a bite out of your wallet.

For performance-minded Dallas, TX drivers, the 2021 Kia Forte GT is popular choice. It gets a 1.6-liter turbo engine, which is rated for 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and coming with a sport-tuned exhaust, this Forte model gives you a satisfying ride that's responsive, smooth, and corners with confidence.

Trim Levels

For model year 2021, the new Kia Forte is available in five unique trim levels:

  • Kia Forte FE
  • Kia Forte LXS
  • Kia Forte GT-Line
  • Kia Forte EX
  • Kia Forte GT

Visit Our Kia Dealership in Arlington Today

Get started on your next automotive journey with our help. We offer an online financing application and a full collection of great new and used vehicles on our website. Take advantage of these online tools to get started, then make your way to see us near Fort Worth to meet and test drive the Kia Forte in person.


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