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2018 Kia Forte near Lake Geneva, WI

The 2018 Kia Forte is Ideal for Lake Geneva Drivers

Being a four-season resort town, Lake Geneva residents see their fair share of new (and old) vehicles zip in and zoom out of their city. So naturally, Lake Geneva residents are going to be a bit more discerning when it comes to choosing their own vehicle. This is a stylish community but also one that loves its outdoors.

After all, no matter where you live in Lake Geneva, you're just a 10-minute drive to outdoor activities like zip-lining, golfing, snow-shoeing, and boating. For these reasons, residents here often go for either a large, cargo-friendly vehicle or an attractive, well-equipped compact sedan. If you fall into that latter category, then we invite you to take a gander at the refreshed 2018 Kia Forte available near Lake Geneva.

The 2018 Kia Forte is a refined sedan that's packed with features, stylish on the outside and luxurious on the inside. So if you are seeking an attractive vehicle to drive around Lake Geneva in, then consider the following reasons the 2018 Kia Forte would make you a happy driver:

3 Reasons the 2018 Kia Forte is Ideal for Lake Geneva Drivers

1. Best in Safety. Let's face it, Lake Geneva tourists aren't always careful or knowledgeable about community roads and traffic patterns. And no matter the time of the year, tourists are an inevitability. That's why it's important to look for safety features and ratings when buying a vehicle for Lake Geneva.

The 2018 Kia Forte is a superior choice when it comes to this department having been specially designed to absorb and redirect collision impacts so as to minimize and avoid driver and passenger injuries. This design along with the vehicle's plethora of safety equipment and features led it to receive a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the highest possible scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

2. Upscale & Comfortable Interior. The 2018 Kia Forte boasts an attractive and upscale interior designed for passenger comfort. This means large and supportive seats both in the front and the rear boasting plenty of leg, hip, and headroom. Designers included nice sound insulation materials so that occupants won't notice a great deal of road noise and a well-equipped suspension system means that you won't feel the big bumps and road jarring that you might come across.

3. Outfitted with the Best inTechnology. An advanced infotainment system is a must for today's car buyers, and yet many auto manufacturers fail to include a comprehensive, easy-to-use system. Kia is certainly an outlier here as this brand has created arguably the best such system currently available, the UVO e-services system.

This infotainment system boasts menus that are easy to navigate with large, crisp graphics. Also included is a sophisticated voice command feature that allows a family to create multiple speaker profiles to maximize voice recognition accuracy so that when you use the feature, response time is quick and correct to your query (no repeating a half dozen times as required with some voice systems). Plus, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support are included for seamless integration of your smartphone with the vehicle system.

Visit Russ Darrow Kia of Madison Near Lake Geneva to Learn More

The above really is just the beginning of the exciting and desirable aspects of the 2018 Kia Forte. To learn more about this sedan and to take it out for a test drive to see how it lives up to your vehicle standards, come down and visit our Kia dealership of Russ Darrow Kia of Madison. We're here to help you find your dream vehicle!

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  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Mechanical
  • Technology
  • Exterior
  • Interior

Comfort

Convenience Features

Power activated trunk/hatch sensor-activated
Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front
Multi-function remote illuminated entry, keyless entry, panic alarm, trunk release
Cargo area light
Cruise control
Power steering
Retained accessory power
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone
Rearview mirror manual day/night
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) two 12V front
Assist handle rear, front
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Storage front seatback, sunglasses holder, door pockets, accessory hook

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim urethane
Steering wheel trim leather
Armrests rear folding, rear center with cupholders
Interior accents chrome
Floor material carpet
Door sill trim scuff plate

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Cross traffic alert rear
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Impact sensor door unlock
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Emergency interior trunk release
Camera system rearview
Impact absorbing bumpers
Blind spot safety sensor/alert
Crumple zones front, rear

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear

Security

Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors
Power door locks auto-locking

Mirrors

Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated
Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding

Mechanical

Drivetrain

Drive mode selector
Axle ratio 3.07

Suspension

Front shock type monotube
Rear shock type monotube
Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification semi-independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type torsion beam
Rear spring type coil
Front stabilizer bar
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms

Brakes

Rear brake type disc
Rear brake diameter 10.3
Front brake diameter 11.0
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Engine

Battery saver
Battery maintenance-free
Alternator 90 amps

Technology

Audio System

Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Radio touch screen display, AM/FM
Antenna type diversity, mast
Total speakers 6
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

Telematics

Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Driver assistance app roadside assistance
Smart device app function maintenance status
Wireless data link Bluetooth

In Car Entertainment

Connected in-car apps Google POIs, Google search
Infotainment UVO, Apple CarPlay ready, Android Auto ready
Infotainment screen size 7 in.

Instrumentation

Trip computer
Driver information system
Clock
Gauge tachometer
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Warnings and reminders low oil level, low fuel level, low washer fluid, tire fill alert
Trip odometer

Exterior

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights
Taillights LED, rear center
Headlights auto delay off, auto on/off, halogen

Tires and Rims

Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Spare tire kit

Windows

Heated windshield wiper rests
Window defogger rear
Front wipers variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse
Solar-tinted glass front, rear

Exterior Features

Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color with chrome accents
Exhaust tip color chrome
Grille color black
Rear bumper color body-color
Window trim chrome

Interior

Seats

Driver seat manual adjustments height, 6, reclining
Passenger seat heated
Driver seat heated
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Passenger seat manual adjustments 4, reclining
Rear seat folding split
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery leather
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point
Emergency locking retractors front

Steering

Turns lock-to-lock 3.0
Steering ratio 15.7

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type FWD

Seating

Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 39.1 in
Head Room (rear) 37.3 in
Hip Room (front) 53.8 in
Hip Room (rear) 53.1 in
Shoulder Room (front) 56.1 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 54.9 in
Leg Room (front) 42.2 in
Leg Room (rear) 35.9 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 179.5 in
Width 70.1 in
Height 56.3 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Angle of Approach 15 degrees
Angle of Departure 19.9 degrees
Track Width (front) 61.3 in
Track Width (rear) 61.8 in

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 3902 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 3001-4000 lbs
Curb Weight 2908 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 14.9 cu ft
Passenger Volume 96.2 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Turning Circle 34.8 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 13.2 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type P215/45R17
Front Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.0 in
Rear Tire Type P215/45R17
Rear Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.0 in

Awards

Award
Best Vehicles By Class: Midsize Cars (2018 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

Award
Customer Love Index Winner: Brand Under 26k (2018 Model)
- Strategic Vision

Award
Top Safety Pick+ - Small Cars (2018 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Kia Forte 4 DR FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Dealership Information

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III SULEV30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III ULEV70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

Additional Vehicle Information

Sales Hours

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Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Kia Forte EX 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory

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Your Kia Maintenance Schedule

There's a lot of work that goes into owning a car, especially if you want to keep yours in good shape for many miles to come. The best way to make sure your Kia lasts a long time and runs smoothly the whole time you drive it is to schedule regular maintenance. In fact, a little bit of maintenance can save you tons of potential repair costs. One of the toughest parts about keeping up with maintenance on your Kia is knowing when it's time to take your car to a mechanic. The best thing you can do is talk with your local Kia dealer and figure out a schedule for when you can take your car in. If you're in the Madison, WI, area, the best place to schedule your Kia service is Russ Darrow Kia of Madison.

Finding Your Kia’s Maintenance Schedule

Determining how often you need to have your Kia serviced starts with figuring out the recommended intervals between various types of service. For example, your tires need to be changed a lot more often than transmission fluid but not nearly as often as you should change your oil. You can find more information about the recommended intervals between each type of service by reading your owner's manual or talking to a mechanic.

In addition to keeping up with the little maintenance tasks, you should also have a tune-up done at certain milestones to make sure you're keeping everything in good shape. A lot of mechanics will recommend you have a 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000-mile maintenance appointment at the very least. However, you should never wait until the next maintenance appointment if you think there's something wrong with your Kia.

The Russ Darrow Kia of Madison Difference

Simply knowing how important it is to take care of your Kia isn't enough; you also need to make sure you're putting your trust in the right mechanic. If you're looking for a good place to schedule Kia service near Monona, WI, the folks at Russ Darrow Kia of Madison can help you get things sorted out. Not only can we check your Kia today to make sure there aren't any problems, but we can also set up a service schedule that works for you. Remembering to take your Kia in for service can be tough, especially if you've got a busy life. With the help of a Kia service schedule from the folks at Russ Darrow Kia of Madison, you can keep your Kia up and running and in great shape for years to come.