Infotainment technology of the 2019 Kia Forte

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte, Technology on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 3:53 pm
2019 Kia Forte dashboard and infotainment system

2019 Kia Forte Android Auto and Apple CarPlay availability

The 2019 Kia Forte is surely an impressive machine from a performance standpoint with its standard 147 horsepower engine and its ability to get up to 31-city mpg and 41-highway mpg, but what about its technology? We’ll take a hard look at the tech features offered in this sedan including the 2019 Kia Forte Android Auto and Apple CarPlay availability.

2019 Kia Forte infotainment screen with Android Auto navigationDoes the 2019 Kia Forte have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?

The Kia Forte comes loaded with technology right from the start. Though it has four trim levels starting with the base FE and going up from there with the LXS, S, and the top EX, all of them, including the base, come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard.

Read More: Other features of the 2019 Kia Forte

With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, compatible smartphones can interface directly with your infotainment system to provide extensive access to apps including audio, communications such as texts and calls, and even navigation. That’s right, even if the 2019 Forte model you select doesn’t have navigation, you can utilize the navigation of your smartphone right on your infotainment screen.

2019 Kia Forte audio connection optionsOther infotainment features of the 2019 Kia Forte

All trims get an 8-inch infotainment screen for the 2019 Kia Forte. Standard, this screen doesn’t just include the smartphone connectivity options that we already discussed. It also has auxiliary and USB input with MP3 support, Bluetooth audio streaming, and more. That’s a lot to get standard.

The S and the EX Forte trims also give you SiriusXM satellite radio along with voice recognition. You can also opt for on-board navigation, SiriusXM traffic alerts, and HD Radio, on the top EX trim.

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2019 Kia Forte Harman Kardon sound systemWhat is the sound system of the 2019 Kia Forte?

The Kia Forte offers an impressive sound system standard with 4-speaker surround audio in the FE and LXS. The S trim adds two additional dash-mounted tweeters. If you want to go above and beyond, then the EX gives you a premium audio experience with a genuine Harman/Kardon premium audio system with Clari-Fi. This system pumps out 320 watts of sound through 8 speakers and an integrated subwoofer.

Read More: What is the 2020 Kia Forte GT?

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