2022 Kia Forte Fuel

 The Kia Forte receives a facelift for 2022, including revised front and rear bumpers, a new grille, updated exterior lighting elements, and new wheel designs. Inside, a new 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen is available as an option, and a slew of new driver-assistance features have been added.

2022 Kia Forte

All models now include a lane-keeping assist system as standard equipment; the optional adaptive cruise control system now includes a feature that uses navigation data to adjust speed based on posted speed limits and can also slow the car in preparation for curves. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard features, a USB charging port in the rear cabin can be added, and the Kia Forte's centre console has been redesigned to accommodate a new electronic parking brake with auto hold.

2022 Kia Forte Fuel

The Kia Forte, particularly those with the less powerful engine and automatic transmission, will keep drivers cruising past gas stations. The Forte excels in this category, with a highway efficiency of 40 mpg and a combined fuel economy of 33 mpg. The combined fuel economy drops to 30 mpg if you choose the GT with the dual-clutch transmission. The 2019 Forte registered 41 mpg in our 200-mile highway fuel-economy test, which is slightly better than the EPA rating.

Is the Kia Forte good on gas?

It is, especially in the base Kia Forte FE trim, which gets 31 mpg in the city, 41 on the highway, and 35 on the highway. Kia sells more LXS and GT-Line trims, but those still have 29/39/33 mpg ratings. Based on the latter, we award it a 6 here.

 The Forte GT gets 27/35/30 mpg and loses 4 mpg with the manual transmission, making it the worst-performing vehicle in the lineup.