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Kia Forte 2024 Price Philippines & Official Promos

₱ 1,095,000 - ₱ 1,650,000

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Kia Forte Philippines Overview

Body type







1.6 L

Max Power

126 - 201 hp

Max Torque

155 - 265 Nm

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The 2023 Kia Forte Philippines is a four-door compact sedan that comes in a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout. In South Korea, it is known as the K3, and the current version sold in the Philippines is the third-generation model that was initially released in 2018. 

Under the hood, the Philippine-spec Forte uses a naturally-aspirated 1.6-liter inline-4 gasoline engine, as well as a turbocharged version of the same engine. For the non-turbo version, it can make up to 126 horsepower and 155 Nm of torque. It then uses a six-speed automatic gearbox. 

The turbocharged variant meanwhile, can produce up to 201 horsepower and 265 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with paddle shifters. 

Size-wise, the forte is 4,640mm long, 1,800mm wide, and 1,450mm in height. It also has a ground clearance of 150mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,700mm. 

Available variants for the Forte in the Philippine market include the Forte LX priced at Php 1,095,000, the Forte EX priced at Php 1,195,000, and the Forte GT Turbo priced at Php 1,650,000. 

In the Philippine market, the Kia Forte competes agaisnt the likes of the Toyota Corolla Altis, Mazda3, Honda Civic, among others. 


Kia Motors has been producing this compact automobile since 2008. It is known as the K3 in South Korea, the Shuma or Forte K3 in China, and the Cerato in Australia and South America. The Kia Forte was a replacement to the Kia Cerato or Spectra.

In the Philippines, a revamped version of the Kia Forte was unveiled at the 2019 Manila International Auto Show. The Kia Forte Turbo GT, a higher variant, was also introduced together with the powerful Kia Stinger.

The Kia Forte is also known as the Cerato in other markets (Cerato model shown)


Kia Forte Exterior

The exterior of the Kia Forte exudes an athletic vibe. Its front flaunts the company’s signature tiger-nose grille that gracefully complements its sharp projector headlights. Entry-level variants are affixed with halogen projector setup and halogen daytime running lights, while higher variants get LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and fog lamps. 

The ForteGT version is designed with distinct elements in the side mirrors, grille, trunk lid spoiler, and door handles. 

At the back, the base model features an efficient bulb for lighting while higher variant gets LED lamps.

Kia Forte Interior

The interior of the Kia Forte is subtle yet modern with a hint of luxury. Sturdy plastics dominate its cabin, and the dashboard offers innovative necessities such as a 3.5-inch LCD multi-function display. 

Drivers will enjoy the GT steering wheel, sports pedal, power seats with lumbar support, electronic rearview mirror, and leather seats with red trimmings accents on the Forte GT variant. Five fully grown passengers will enjoy its spacious cabin with 60:40 folding seats. The EX and GT variants offer second-row ventilation.

Other elements for convenience include front console cup holders and foldable rear armrest with drink carrier. For trunk storage, it has a decent capacity of 502 liters.

Technology & Safety Feature

Top-of-the-line trim of the 2023 Forte comes with speed-sensing door locks, automatic headlights, rear parking camera with front and rear sensors, and dual-zone automatic climate control. All variants are equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with six speakers.

In terms of safety, the Kia Forte is fitted with a good number of SRS airbags, ISOFIX child seats anchor, anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, and hill-start assist.

Kia Forte Platform & Chassis

This compact car is built using a unibody structure to ensure safe and pleasant performance. The Forte GT model uses a Macpherson Strut suspension on its front and multi-link at the rear paired with an all-disc brake setup for the vehicle’s stopping.

On the other hand, the LX and EX versions of the Kia Forte are equipped with a torsion beam suspension at the rear. For braking, it is affixed with rear drums.

Engine & Drivetrain

The Kia Forte runs using either a 1.6-liter T-GDI gasoline engine that produces 201hp with a torque of 265 Nm of torque for the GT variant, and a 1.6 D-CVVT motor engine for the LX and EX that guarantees 126 hp with a torque of 155 Nm.

Kia Forte 2024 Price list

The price of the Kia Forte in the Philippines starts at ₱1,095,000 for the entry-level LX 1.6 AT , while the top-of-the-line Kia Forte GT 1.6 Turbo AT is priced at ₱1,650,000. For more details, please refer to our 2024 Kia Forte price list as follows:

Kia Forte LX 1.6 AT


Kia Forte EX 1.6 AT


Kia Forte GT 1.6 Turbo AT


*** Please note that the Kia Forte‘s prices might differ in some showrooms and should serve as reference only.

Forte Pros & cons

By migrateMSToPhil on Jan 30, 2023
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Things we like in Forte
  • GT trim has peppy engine 
  • Ample amount of interior features 
  • Decent safety kit 
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Things we don't like in Forte
  • Dated interior 
  • Stiff ride 

Kia Forte 2024 Specifications


  • 1.6 L
    126-201 hp
  • 155-265 Nm
    AT , AT (DCT)

Suspension & Brakes

  • MacPherson strut
    Disc , Drum
  • Manual (Hand)


  • 4,640
    1,800 mm
    1,450 mm
  • 150 mm


  • 5
    502 L


  • Bi-Function LED , Halogen projector
    16-17 inches


  • Fabric , Leather
    Electronic , Manual
    Dual-zone automatic , Dual-zone automatic , Manual


  • Push Button
  • Both
    None , With
  • With
  • None , With
    None , With

Safety & Security

  • 2-6
    None , With
  • With
  • With

Kia Forte 2024 Colors

Locally, the Kia Forte has three available colors. These include Aurora Black, Runway Red, and Steel Gray.  

Steel Gray

Steel Gray

Aurora Black

Aurora Black

Runway Red

Runway Red

Kia Forte 2024 Owner Reviews

Kia Forte 2024 Comparison with similar cars

The Kia Forte offers plenty interior amenities, as well as safety features. Compared to the competition though, many have described its interior arrangement as dated. Otherwise, it still offers ample room like the other models in its segment. Power-wise, the Forte is also on the upper end of the spectrum, particularly the GT trim. 

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Kia Forte Philippines: FAQs

What are the dimensions of Kia Forte 2023?

The length, width, and height are respectively 4,640mm, 1,800mm, and 1,450mm, besides that a ground clearance is 150mm, and a wheelbase length is 2,700mm.

How many variants does the Kia Forte 2023 have in the Philippines?

In the Philippines, Kia Forte 2023 is available in the Forte LX, the Forte EX, and the Forte GT Turbo.

How much does the Kia Forte cost?

The Forte LX, the Forte EX, and the Forte GT Turbo are respectively ₱1,095,000, ₱1,195,000, and ₱1,650,000

How much is the fuel tank capacity of the Kia Forte?

The fuel tank capacity of the Kia Forte is about 14 gal.

How frequently should a Kia Forte have its oil changed?

Generally speaking, synthetic oil needs to be changed every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. For petroleum, Kia advises having Kia Forte's oil and filter replaced every 3,000-5,000 miles.

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