Some models are more suitable for beginner drivers than others. A minivan or pickup truck aren’t generally compatible for people that just received their driver’s license. What about the 2022 Kia Forte? Is this a model that suits the needs of young commuters?

Model Type

The Kia Forte is a compact sedan. Naturally, smaller vehicles are easier to handle, maneuver, and park. This makes it suitable for first-time car owners, such as college students, or even drivers that don’t anticipate doing a lot of carpooling or transporting bulky items.


The smooth performance comes courtesy of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 147 hp. Buyers can also upgrade to a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 201 hp. Both engine types are mated to a CVT automatic transmission.


The rear seats provide ample head space and legroom for two adults to ride comfortably for long periods. The trunk provides 15.3-cubic-feet of space, more than enough for two large luggage and multiple school bags or carry-ons. It can also accommodate irregularly-shaped items, such as a folded stroller or golf bags.


Safety features are critical for drivers who are still gaining experience behind the wheel. Features like forward collision warning, lane-keeping assistance, and driver attention warning all come standard. Other safety implementations include three-point seat belts and traction control. Starting from the GT trim, additional features like lane change assist and blind-spot collision warning are available.

Are you a first-time car buyer? Are you a parent buying your child’s first vehicle? The 2022 Kia Forte has much to provide for a learning driver. Visit Folsom Lake Kia to see the compact sedan. We may also have pre-owned models in our Kia pre-owned inventory in Folsom, CA.