The popular adage "champagne taste on a beer budget" comes to mind when we think of the Kia Forte. The 2022 Forte delivers styling for automobile consumers with such mentality.

Unfortunately, the package doesn't include the Stinger's victorious performance. Instead, the Forte's base 147-hp four-cylinder engine provides mediocre acceleration.

Forte's new design for 2022 includes modified and front back bumper, a new grille, new exterior lighting fixtures, and new wheel styles.

Inside, a host of young driver systems are upgraded, and a new 10.3-inch touchscreen touchscreen is optional. Lane-following assistance is now a standard feature on all models

Now included as standard equipment are wireless Iphone CarPlay and Android Auto, and the back of the vehicle can add a USB charging plug.

We'd pick the GT model, which is more potent and sportier. Not only does the GT have a 201-hp turbo four-cylinder engine that speeds significantly more quickly

A wireless phone charging pad, 18-inch wheels, sporty seats, ambient inside lighting, and other luxuries and comforts are also almost standard on the GT.

A 4-cylinder 4 with 147 power and a turbocharger 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 201 horsepower are the two engine choices available for the Forte.

The Forte's non-turbo engine needed 8.2 seconds to propel the car from 0 to 60 mph on our test track, which is way longer than the Mazda 3's time of 7.0 seconds.

 notably those with the less potent engine and automatic transmission. This is where the Forte shines, with a road economy of 40 mpg and a mixed gas mileage of 33 mpg.

The overall fuel economy falls to 30 mpg if you choose the GT with dual transmission. The 2019 Forte scored 41 mpg on our 200-mile highway fuel-economy test.

We were charmed by the car's interior's clean lines, premium materials, and minimal design. Long road travels in the Forte may be taken without complaint because the back seat is roomy enough even for adults to be at ease.

The base model comes with all the necessary amenities, but as you move up through the several models, life has become more comfortable. It's optional to have dual-zone automatic temperature control.