The 2021 Kia Forte can get up to an EPA estimated 41 highway miles per gallon (MPG), however there are multiple factors that affect fuel economy that will determine how far your Forte can travel on one gallon of gas. Factors like engine type, transmission type and even trim level lead to differences in fuel economy. In this article, we will cover all of these factors to determine “2021 Kia Forte Fuel Economy.”
Engine & Transmission Options
The 2021 Kia Forte is offered in two different engine types and three available transmissions. In addition to this, fuel economy can also vary slightly depending on which trim level you choose. The standard engine option, a 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder engine, can get up to an EPA-estimated 41 highway MPG on the automatic transmission. The second engine option, a Turbocharged 1.6L Inline 4-cylinder engine, can get up to an EPA-estimated 35 highway MPG on the automatic transmission. Both engine types can come in a manual transmission option but will sacrifice some fuel efficiency.
2021 Kia Forte Fuel Economy By Trim Level & Transmission Type
2021 Kia Forte FE [EPA-Estimated MPG (City/Highway/Combined)]
2021 Kia Forte GT Manual [EPA-Estimated MPG (City/Highway/Combined)]
6-Speed Manual Transmission: 25/32/28
As you can see, the Forte FE trim level gets you the most fuel efficiency at 41 highway MPG followed closely by the LXS, GT-Line and EX trim levels. Opting for a manual transmission on either engine type will set you back on fuel efficiency compared to the IVT or automatic transmission option. All in all, the 2021 Kia Forte stacks up well against the competition in regards to non-hybrid fuel efficiency on compact sedans. The Honda Civic maxes out at 42 highway MPG and the Nissan Sentra gets up to 39 highway MPG.
2021 Kia Forte at Family Kia
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