2021 Kia Forte Trim Levels Novi MI

If you’ve been searching for an efficient and versatile new ride, the Kia Forte could be a great option for you. The Forte combines style, design, and technology to create a high-quality experience for Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, Michigan, drivers. Additionally, the 2021 Forte comes in six different trims, giving you a number of options when exploring the Kia sedan.

Which trim is best for you? Check out this 2021 Kia Forte trim level review from our team at Feldman Kia.

Kia Vehicle Engine Horsepower Torque
Forte FE, LXS, GT-Line, EX 2.0L 4-cylinder 147 HP 132 lb-ft
Forte GT, GT-Manual 1.6L 4-cylinder 201 HP 195 lb-ft

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Kia Forte FE

2021 Kia Forte FE Novi MIThe first trim available to you is the base, Kia Forte FE. While this is the base model, it still comes with a number of impressive features that will ensure a quality drive. For example, the 8-inch touchscreen display features BluetoothÒ audio streaming and radio functionalities.

Whether you’re listening to the radio or music via your phone, your sound quality will be excellent thanks to the 4-speaker sound system.

Kia Forte LXS

The Kia Forte LXS could be the trim for you if you’re looking for more control and efficiency behind the wheel. This model comes with a Drive Mode Select feature. Using this, you will be able to choose between Normal, Sport, or Comfort—optimizing your Kia vehicle’s performance.

The LXS also comes with a remote keyless entry system with a trunk opener. This will make accessing your Forte more convenient, as you’re able to use your key fob.

Kia Forte GT-Line


2021 Kia Forte GT-Line Novi MI

If you’re looking for upgraded sound, the Kia Forte GT-Line could be the trim for you. This model comes with an upgraded 6-speaker audio system. Pair this with the standard Android Autoä and Apple CarPlayÒ and you will have a great interior experience.

This model also sees some style and performance enhancements on the exterior. For example, the sport grille. This will embolden the front-end of the Kia vehicle while also providing increased air flow to the engine.

Kia Forte EX

Next up is the Kia Forte EX. This Kia Forte model comes with the highest quality multimedia system available in the Forte family. The UVO link system with 8-inch color touchscreen is optimized for voice-activated navigation, SiriusXMÒ Traffic, and HD Radioä. Add these on to the standard BluetoothÒ audio streaming and you will be ready to roll in comfort and convenience.

The Forte EX is also the only Forte model that features the upgraded dual-zone automatic temperature control system, further improving your comfort on the go.

Kia Forte GT

2021 Kia Forte GT Novi MIThe Kia Forte GT sees some interior stylistic upgrades that will enhance mood and performance. For example, there’s the GT ambient lighting and Sport Seats with SOFINO artificial leather trim. These will provide a comfortable ride behind the wheel. For further seating comfort, this trim has available heated and ventilated front seats as well as the option to add GT-exclusive stitching.

This model also sees an upgrade under the hood, featuring a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.


Drivers hungry for more control over their Kia vehicle will love the GT Manual trim. That’s because you’ll be provided with a standard 6-speed manual transmission that lets you switch gears whenever you want.

Which Kia Forte Trim is for You?

Now that you’ve learned more about the available Kia Forte models from this 2021 Kia Forte trim level review, you should have an idea as to which one suits you best. Ready for a tour and test drive around Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI? Visit us at Feldman Kia to get behind the wheel!