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Kia Forte Generations

Each Kia Forte generation, representing the timeframe between each Forte redesign, is listed below. Use this list to see which is the most reliable and safest Forte generation based on iSeeCars' data-driven ratings.

The Kia Forte is a compact sedan last redesigned in 2019. The latest generation is powered by a 2.0L engine that makes 147 hp and delivers up to 39 mpg. A new Kia Forte has a starting MSRP of $19,990, and used prices for this generation of Kia Forte range from $11,600 to $26,515. This era of Kia Forte earns an iSeeCars Generations Rating of 8.1, which takes both reliability and safety into consideration.

The previous Kia Forte generation is a compact sedan produced from 2014 to 2018. This generation is powered by a 2.0L engine that makes 147 hp and delivers up to 34 mpg. Used car pricing for this generation ranges from $5,000 to $17,498. This era of Kia Forte earns an iSeeCars Generations Rating of 8.9.

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The Kia Forte is a compact sedan last redesigned in 2019. The latest generation is powered by a 2.0L engine that makes 147 hp and delivers up to 39 mpg. A new Kia Forte has a starting MSRP of $19,990, and used prices for this generation of Kia Forte range from $11,600 to $26,515. This era of Kia Forte earns an iSeeCars Generations Rating of 8.1, which takes both reliability and safety into consideration.

The previous Kia Forte generation is a compact sedan produced from 2014 to 2018. This generation is powered by a 2.0L engine that makes 147 hp and delivers up to 34 mpg. Used car pricing for this generation ranges from $5,000 to $17,498. This era of Kia Forte earns an iSeeCars Generations Rating of 8.9.

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iSEECARS Generations Rating

iSeeCars Generations Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle generation lasts, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.

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8.1 / 10
  • Reliability 8.2 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
iSEECARS Generations Rating

iSeeCars Generations Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle generation lasts, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.

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8.9 / 10
  • Reliability 8.3 / 10
  • Safety 9.6 / 10
iSEECARS Generations Rating

iSeeCars Generations Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle generation lasts, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.

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8.2 / 10
  • Reliability 8.4 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10

How We Rank These Cars

iSeeCars Generations Rating is calculated based on the latest research from our data science team.

The iSeeCars Generations Rating is an analysis of two factors: reliability and safety. It is calculated for each model generation based on the analysis of over 312 million cars using a proprietary mathematical model that estimated the probability that each vehicle would survive to various mileage thresholds. This survival model was used to calculate the average lifespan of each vehicle generation, which forms the basis of the reliability score. The safety score is based on NHTSA safety ratings.

Vehicles are scored in two categories:

Reliability | 50%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Safety | 50%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).