Does the 2019 Kia Forte have a CD Player?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 10:32 am
Red 2019 Kia Forte cruises around a highway curve. Exterior rear angled view.

Times Are a-Changin’

As the audio-capabilities of vehicles progressed from radios, to 8-track players, to cassette tapes, to CDs, you may have thought technology had finally reached its pinnacle with the Compact Disc. You likely also accumulated a sizable collection of CDs to take on road trips and jam out to on your daily commute.

But now, you may be shocked to find new vehicles forgoing the CD player in favor of other audio entertainment capabilities. So what about the 2019 Kia Forte? Does it have a CD player or not?

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Interior front view of the 2019 Kia Forte.Infotainment in the 2019 Kia Forte

The 2019 Kia Forte does not in fact have a CD player. Kia is moving forward to incorporate newer technologies and removing what it considers unnecessary in the interest of keeping things streamlined. The good news is that with new technology such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth sync and a USB/auxiliary input jack coming standard on the 2019 Forte, enjoying all your music has never been easier.

No more will you have to dangerously fumble through your music collection as you swerve across lanes on the highway, stealing glances downward as you try to get the right disc in the system and the previous disc back where it belongs. With cutting-edge infotainment, your full music library is available at the swoop of the touchscreen or even just the sound of your voice.

Premium features on higher 2019 Kia Forte trims include voice recognition, Sirius XM® Satellite Radio, Traffic and HD Radio, navigation, a Harmon/Kardon® Premium Audio System, and more. To make sure your phone doesn’t die during the journey, higher trims also add a wireless phone charger beneath the infotainment system.

The Endlessly Turning Wheel of Time

As the Buddhists say, change is the only constant. Though the initial switch to a new technology can be difficult, soon you’ll be wondering how you ever did without it. Leave your CDs for your stereo at home. With a subscription to a service like Spotify or Apple Music, you can get access to unlimited music for the price of what you used to pay for one cheap CD per month, and through the audio device/smartphone-integrating systems of the 2019 Kia Forte, access it with ease.

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