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Discover the Unmatched Value and Zest of the 2017 Kia Forte

Your Journey to Affordability and Efficiency Begins with the 2017 Kia Forte at CarSmart

Embarking on the quest for the perfect compact vehicle is no trivial matter in Farmington, Missouri—and it's a quest CarSmart takes seriously. Enter the stage, the 2017 Kia Forte and its dynamic hatchback sibling, the Forte5. Through the twists and turns of Fredericktown backroads or the scenic routes of Ste Genevieve, we've seen the Forte rise as the savvy motorist's champion. This deep dive is crafted to arm you, the judicious car enthusiast, with the essentials to navigate the automotive landscape with confidence.


2017 Kia Forte at CarSmart Of Farmington

Rev Up with Enhanced Powertrains and Drive Experience

Mastering the Road: Engine and Transmission

Let’s pop the hood of the 2017 Kia Forte, revealing an engine that’s both economical and eager—a 2.0-liter inline-four that’s an ace in efficiency. Choose the base sedan, and you’ll command 147 horsepower with an Atkinson cycle twist, ensuring those fuel stops in Bonne Terre are few and far between. Prefer a manual touch or the ease of an automatic? The Forte obliges with both a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic option.

Craving more vigor on the streets of Park Hills? The EX models, in both sedan and Forte5 attire, boast 164 horsepower and are mated exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission, promising a ride that’s both vivacious and velvety.

For the thrill-seekers, the Forte5 SX trim offers a 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, ready to engage with either a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic or a six-speed manual transmission—a nod to both the convenience seeker and the driving purist. Navigating with Grace: Handling and Ride Quality

The Forte isn't just about getting from A to B—it's about the joy in the journey. The vehicle's capacity to handle the unexpected potholes of Hillsboro with grace and its eager steering make it a commendable companion for your daily adventures. Sure, it might lean into curves with a bit of drama, but it's all part of the ride's character, keeping you comfortable all the while.

Efficiency Meets Practical Design

Interior and Cargo: Where Style and Utility Coalesce

Step into the 2017 Forte, and find a cabin where style doesn't overshadow substance. The base models are a testament to durability with cloth seats and an intelligent layout. For those jaunts to Festus, the available leather seats and coolable front options in higher trims bring a slice of luxury to your everyday vehicle.

Looking to haul your finds from a De Soto antique shop? The cargo space in both the sedan and Forte5 won't disappoint, making the Forte a compact car that's big on versatility.


CarSmart Pro Tip Of The Day

Smart Features for Safer Journeys Every day at CarSmart, we're eager to share bits of wisdom that make your car experience better. Today, let’s zoom in on some features that blend convenience with high-tech safety. Brake Assist: This nifty bit of technology is a true co-pilot in moments that matter most. It's designed to detect the speed and force of your brake application and, if it senses you're attempting an emergency stop, it boosts braking power to help you stop more quickly. It’s like having an extra safety net that springs into action precisely when you need it. Satellite Radio: While safety is paramount, we also know the joy of a good jam on a long drive. That’s where satellite radio comes in, offering a plethora of stations to suit any taste—without the hassle of static or losing signal. It's not just entertainment; it's the soundtrack to your life on wheels, ensuring that wherever you drive—be it the bustling streets of Farmington or the open roads of Missouri—you've got crystal-clear audio for the ride. Keyless Entry: Say goodbye to the fumble and frustration of traditional keys. Keyless entry revolutionizes access to your vehicle, making it as simple as a button press. It’s not only about ease; it’s about starting your journey with a touch of modernity and elegance that sets the tone for the drive ahead. Stability Control: This is an electronic guardian angel for your vehicle. It helps maintain traction on slippery or abrupt turns by selectively applying brakes to individual wheels, keeping you on course. With stability control, your car is smarter, making adjustments on the fly to keep you steady and secure—especially important for those Front-Wheel Drive vehicles which can benefit immensely from this feature on unpredictable Missouri terrains. Speaking of Front-Wheel Drive, it’s a feature that offers numerous benefits, particularly in terms of fuel efficiency and maintenance. Plus, in a place like Farmington, where weather can turn on a dime, Front-Wheel Drive provides that extra bit of traction in rain or shine, ensuring that your vehicle remains your reliable companion, no matter the destination. Here at CarSmart, we’re not just about selling you a car; we're here to ensure you drive away with peace of mind and a smile, ready to enjoy every feature your vehicle has to offer.


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Technology and Entertainment: Your Intuitive Co-Pilot

The UVO3 Infotainment System: Your Command Center

Upper trims of the 2017 Forte come with the UVO3 infotainment system, a tech haven for the gadget lover. For those starting with the base sedan, a touchscreen audio system lays the groundwork for technological convenience. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto made their grand entrance in 2017, offering seamless smartphone integration. Whether it's a four-speaker system or the six-speaker arrangement enhancing your auditory experience, the Forte’s sound system is as fine-tuned as its engine.

Safety as a Priority

Your Safety Shield

The 2017 Kia Forte doesn't skimp on safety; it's woven into the vehicle's core. With advanced driver-assistance systems and significant safety evolutions, Kia shows its unwavering commitment to keeping you and your loved ones secure. Delve into the details with ratings from the NHTSA and IIHS to understand the full extent of the Forte's protective embrace.

Ownership Benefits: Your Satisfaction, Our Commitment

Warranty and Support: Our Promise to You

With CarSmart, the journey doesn’t end when you drive off the lot. The 2017 Kia Forte's standout warranty program reflects our belief in the longevity and reliability of our vehicles. Considering a new or Certified Pre-Owned Forte means investing in a future of worry-free drives.

In Conclusion: The Forte's Irresistible Appeal

The 2017 Kia Forte stands as a balanced blend of comfort, efficiency, and innovative tech—all wrapped in a value-packed proposition that's hard to pass up. Here at CarSmart in Farmington, we're not just about selling cars—we're about fulfilling driving aspirations. The Forte isn't just a car; it's a statement of practicality, reliability, and delight—a statement we proudly stand behind.

As you map out your vehicular future, let the 2017 Kia Forte lead you to a wise decision that promises to add a spark to your daily drives across Missouri’s picturesque roads.


Inside 2017 Kia Forte at CarSmart


Financing for Dreams and Drives: All Credit Situations Welcome

At CarSmart, we believe that financial hurdles shouldn't keep you from the driver's seat of a vehicle that fits your life. That's why we offer comprehensive financing options tailored to a spectrum of credit situations. Whether your credit is as polished as a showroom floor or has a few dents and dings, our dedicated finance team in Farmington is committed to crafting a payment plan that gets your engine revving without stalling your budget.

Drive with Confidence: Our FREE Lifetime Powertrain Warranty

We stand behind the quality of our vehicles with an assurance that's as enduring as your time on the road. Most of our vehicles—a lineup proudly featuring models 10 years or newer and with under 100,000 miles—come with a FREE Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. This isn't just a promise; it's a pledge of reliability and peace of mind for your automotive journey ahead.

The CarSmart Assurance: If You Dream It, We'll Find It

Haven't spotted a 2017 Kia Forte in our current inventory? There's no need to fold the map just yet. Our expansive network that stretches across dealerships and auctions nationwide is your golden ticket to the driver's seat. Our diligent team at CarSmart is dedicated to going the extra mile—or hundred—to pinpoint the precise vehicle you're searching for. Your dream car doesn't have to be a mirage; let us navigate the search for you.

Your Next Drive is Just a Click Away


Why wait for a sign when you have an invitation? Cruise over to the CarSmart website to explore our current inventory that's updated faster than a green light on Ste. Genevieve's quiet streets. Find your next companion for the roads of Missouri, secure in the knowledge that you're backed by a team who's as passionate about cars as they are about catering to your needs. Don't just imagine the perfect drive—visit us at [CarSmart Website URL] and let's turn that vision into reality. Your key to a smarter car-buying experience is right here, right now.


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About The Author:

Kevin Schingeck, born and raised in the heart of Missouri, has established himself as a trusted authority in automotive sales and financing over an illustrious 13-year career. As the General Manager of both our Farmington and Jackson, Missouri locations, Kevin's extensive knowledge extends beyond just sales, excelling in connecting customers with ideal financing solutions tailored to their needs. His knack for pairing clients with the right lenders stems from a rich blend of local insights and industry expertise. For anyone seeking comprehensive guidance in the realm of vehicle sales and financing, Kevin's unparalleled experience and leadership at our dual locations stand as a testament to his dedication and proficiency.

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