Is the Kia Forte GT a fast car?

There are two engine options available for the 2023 Kia Forte. The sedan's basic 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 147 horsepower for

the normal grades. A 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 201 horsepower is also an option.

A continuously variable gearbox (CVT), which reduces the car's performance, is standard equipment for both engine choices. 

The Forte is however awakened by the numerous transmission options.

Two gearbox choices are exclusively available for turbocharged engines. A seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DCT) is the first,    

and it increases the speed and accuracy of shifting. Vehicles with a turbo engine and DCT have 0-60 speeds that are over two seconds faster.

The six-speed manual gearbox is your alternate choice.