The Kia Forte, in its 2019-Present iteration, continues to build on its reputation as a reliable and well-rounded compact car. Its refreshed design offers a more modern and sophisticated look, featuring a bold front grille, stylish headlights, and clean lines. The Forte is available in sedan and hatchback variants, providing versatility for different lifestyles. Inside, the cabin boasts an inviting and user-friendly environment with a spacious feel. Technology plays a significant role, with an intuitive infotainment system including a touchscreen display, smartphone connectivity, and advanced driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking available on select trims. The 2019-Present Kia Forte remains a value-packed option in the compact car segment. It offers an excellent balance of comfort, technology, and affordability for consumers seeking a practical daily driver.



Kia Forte specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 0W-30
  • Oil certification: API
  • `Oil capacity: 5.9 quarts


  • Capacity: 60 L (15.85 US gal.)

Automatic transmission fluid

  • Type: Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi
  • Capacity: 6.8 qt ( 6.5 L)

Dual clutch transmission fluid (Gear oil)

  • Type: Smartstream G2.5 T-GDi : WDGO-1 (GS CALTEX)
  • Capacity: Smartstream G2.5 T-GDi  3.4 L (3.59 US qt.)

Dual clutch transmission fluid (Control oil)

  • Type: Smartstream G2.5 T-GDi : WDGO-1 (GS CALTEX)
  • Capacity: Smartstream G2.5 T-GDi  2.5 L (2.64 US qt.)


  • Type: Mixture of antifreeze and water (Ethylene-glycol with phosphate-based coolant for cooling device)
  • Capacity:​​​​​​
    • Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi : 8L (8.45 US qt.)
    • Smartstream G2.5 T-GDi: 8.8 L (9.3 US qt.)

Brake/Clutch fluid

  • Type:  DOT4
  • Capacity: 
    • AT: 395+/-20 cc
    • DCT: 414+/-20 cC



  • Petrol:
    • 1.4 L Kappa II T-GDi I4
    • 1.5 L Smartstream G1.5 MPi I4
    • 1.6 L Gamma II MPi I4
    • 1.6 L Smartstream G1.6 MPi I4
    • 1.6 L Gamma II T-GDi I4
    • 2.0 L Nu MPi I4
  • Petrol hybrid:
    • 1.6 L Smartstream G1.6 GDi PHEV I4
  • Diesel:
    • 1.6 L Smartstream D1.6 CRDi I4


  • 6-speed manual
  • 6-speed automatic
  • 6-speed DCT
  • 7-speed DCT
  • CVT

Fuel Consumption


Safety Ratings



Front Exterior

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb:
    • LED
    •  7528
  • Front Fog Light Bulb: 9006
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: 12496
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb:
    • 9005LL
    •  LED
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb:
    • H7LL
    •  LED

Rear Exterior

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 921
  • Brake Light Bulb:
    • LED
    • 7528
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb:
    • LED
    • 7506
  • Inner Tail Light Bulb: 2825
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 2825
  • Outer Tail Light Bulb: 7528
  • Parking Light Bulb:
    •  LED
    • 7528
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 12496
  • Tail Light Bulb: LED


  • Dome Light Bulb: DE3175
  • Glove Box Light Bulb: DE3175
  • Map Light Bulb: 175
  • Trunk Light Bulb: DE3175
  • Vanity Mirror Light Bulb: 6418