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The Kia Forte is the Korean company's best-selling small car. Known by several names globally, the Forte was introduced into the United States in 2010. Sold as a coupe, sedan, and hatchback, the Forte entered its second generation of design in 2014. Powered by four-cylinder engines and known for its sporty driving nature and low cost, the Forte has been a popular entry-level purchase on the new market and a common used car purchase for commuters and as a second car.

Marketed towards younger buyers, the Kia Forte sees a surprising number of older buyers looking for a sporty, economical, and low-cost car. It's often purchased as a daily commute vehicle or secondary car. Used Fortes are also often purchased as first cars for teenagers and college students.

Although the Forte is sold at low cost and has a lower used car purchase price than competitors, the excellent warranty often means that it's a dependable choice even when used. The number of overall complaints from buyers are low in comparison to other models on the market. The most common complaint is with oil leaks in the first-generation Forte, often early in the car's life (under 20,000 miles). This is usually covered under the vehicle's warranty as a repair.

The Kia Forte is an excellent choice for those looking for a low-cost, efficient, dependable option in a compact car. As a commute vehicle, second family car, or first car for younger buyers, a used Forte is a solid choice. Buyers should check the vehicle's maintenance history for warranty compliance before purchase, but will find assurance in the 10 year warranties given with most of these little cars.

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2014 Kia Forte LX

2014 Kia Forte LX - 63,149 mi

Wilkes Barre, PA - Listed 6 days ago
  • $1,267 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$10,025
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Used 2014 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $7,800 - 63,149 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Price: $7,800
Mileage: 63,149 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.5 star
Exterior Color: Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Gray
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A65E5114292
Positives: clean history, certified pre-owned car, warranty
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2016 Kia Forte EX

2016 Kia Forte EX - 63,220 mi

Freehold, NJ - Listed 110 days ago
  • $1,246 below market price
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , free CARFAX
  • 6 price drops in 111 days
$11,900
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Used 2016 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $10,350 - 63,220 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Freehold, NJ 07728
Price: $10,350
Mileage: 63,220 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Exterior Color: Steel Blue Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A83G5490381
Positives: inspected, clean history, certified pre-owned car, warranty
2016 Kia Forte EX

2016 Kia Forte EX - 12,899 mi

Sterling, VA - Listed 6 days ago
  • $3,097 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$11,495
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Used 2016 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $9,995 - 12,899 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Sterling, VA 20166
Price: $9,995
Mileage: 12,899 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 0 seater
VIN: KNAFX5A80G5627301
2014 Kia Forte LX

2014 Kia Forte LX - 60,000 mi

Birmingham, AL - Listed 3 days ago
  • $2,984 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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Used 2014 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $7,500 - 60,000 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Birmingham, AL 35244
Price: $7,500
Mileage: 60,000 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.4 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFK4A69E5213888
2015 Kia Forte LX

2015 Kia Forte LX - 44,952 mi

Raleigh, NC - Listed 27 days ago
  • $2,719 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles
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Used 2015 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $7,999 - 44,952 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Raleigh, NC 27603
Price: $7,999
Mileage: 44,952 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFK4A69F5325236
2010 Kia Forte EX

2010 Kia Forte EX - 167,100 mi

Labelle, FL - Listed 1 day ago
  • $1,483 below market price
  • dealer rating
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Used 2010 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $2,584 - 167,100 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Labelle, FL 33935
Price: $2,584
Mileage: 167,100 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Exterior Color: Dark Cherry
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFU4A28A5054038
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 30,380 mi

West Chicago, IL - Listed 5 days ago
  • $2,567 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,499 - 30,380 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: West Chicago, IL 60185
Price: $9,499
Mileage: 30,380 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A77HE133123
2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 51,919 mi

Conyers, GA - Listed 69 days ago
  • $3,203 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$8,977
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Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $7,977 - 51,919 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Conyers, GA 30094
Price: $7,977
Mileage: 51,919 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFK4A61G5603676
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2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 48,755 mi

Portland, OR - Listed today
  • $2,727 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $8,990 - 48,755 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Portland, OR 97232
Price: $8,990
Mileage: 48,755 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.8 star
Exterior Color: Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A66G5590635
2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 46,240 mi

Placentia, CA - Listed 74 days ago
  • $3,022 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$9,178
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Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $7,988 - 46,240 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Placentia, CA 92870
Price: $7,988
Mileage: 46,240 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFK4A6XG5579216
2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 36,824 mi

Union City, GA - Listed 2 days ago
  • $2,569 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
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Used 2018 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,999 - 36,824 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Union City, GA 30291
Price: $9,999
Mileage: 36,824 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A79JE271753
2019 Kia Forte EX

2019 Kia Forte EX - 10,563 mi

West Palm Beach, FL - Listed 2 days ago
  • $2,944 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2019 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $12,999 - 10,563 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Price: $12,999
Mileage: 10,563 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPF54AD1KE029814
2017 Kia Forte S

2017 Kia Forte S - 20,497 mi

Raleigh, NC - Listed 74 days ago
  • $3,422 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$11,298
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Used 2017 Kia Forte S for Sale - $10,778 - 20,497 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Raleigh, NC 27608
Price: $10,778
Mileage: 20,497 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFL4A73HE014000
2019 Kia Forte LXS

2019 Kia Forte LXS - 13,793 mi

Jacksonville, FL - Listed 11 days ago
  • $3,300 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2019 Kia Forte LXS for Sale - $12,794 - 13,793 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, voice recognition
Category: Used Cars
Location: Jacksonville, FL 32211
Price: $12,794
Mileage: 13,793 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPF24ADXKE111713
2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 16,248 mi

West Covina, CA - Listed 48 days ago
  • $3,351 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles
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Used 2018 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $10,599 - 16,248 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: West Covina, CA 91790
Price: $10,599
Mileage: 16,248 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A71JE220876
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Analysis for Used Kia Forte for Sale

  • 7,704 cars for sale found, starting at $1,895
  • Average price for Used Kia Forte: $12,490
  • 2,507 deals found. Average savings of $1,111
  • Save up to $4,174 below estimated market price

What Kia Forte model year and mileage can you get for your budget?

Year Price Mileage
2019 $13,537 to $16,684 6,099 to 30,833 miles
2018 $12,338 to $14,239 6,936 to 43,543 miles
2017 $11,034 to $13,446 10,415 to 58,132 miles
2016 $10,224 to $13,123 12,679 to 72,256 miles

Kia Forte vs Competition

(Based on Last 5 Years' Data)
#2 - Most cargo room
#2 - Most horsepower
#3 - Most spacious
#5 - Most leg room
#6 - Safest
#7 - Longest-lasting
#7 - Greenest
#7 - Kept longest
#9 - Most fuel-efficient

Price of Used Kia Forte By Model Year

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2020 Kia Forte for Sale $19,013 - 89 listings
2019 Kia Forte for Sale $15,841 Save $3,974 on 427 deals 1,454 listings
2018 Kia Forte for Sale $13,580 Save $3,825 on 482 deals 1,558 listings
2017 Kia Forte for Sale $12,516 Save $4,174 on 591 deals 1,898 listings
2016 Kia Forte for Sale $11,573 Save $3,635 on 472 deals 1,347 listings
2015 Kia Forte for Sale $10,141 Save $3,129 on 257 deals 685 listings
2014 Kia Forte for Sale $8,903 Save $3,078 on 163 deals 451 listings

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Price of Used Kia Forte in top 10 Cities

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Kia Forte in Houston $13,198 Save $3,008 on 52 deals 174 listings
Kia Forte in Atlanta $12,839 Save $3,240 on 68 deals 244 listings
Kia Forte in Dallas $13,048 Save $3,124 on 80 deals 367 listings
Kia Forte in Chicago $12,156 Save $2,934 on 71 deals 212 listings
Kia Forte in Miami $16,379 Save $3,635 on 63 deals 303 listings
Kia Forte in Los Angeles $12,420 Save $3,388 on 150 deals 372 listings
Kia Forte in Philadelphia $12,121 Save $3,111 on 125 deals 367 listings
Kia Forte in San Antonio $12,946 Save $2,043 on 39 deals 88 listings
Kia Forte in Phoenix $12,098 Save $3,390 on 45 deals 132 listings
Kia Forte in Orlando $11,782 Save $2,220 on 89 deals 253 listings

Used Kia Forte Trims

Trim Average Price Listings Specs
Used Kia Forte LX
(2010-2018)
$11,653 4,783 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
Features see features...
Used Kia Forte EX
(2010-2020)
$10,468 1,297 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
Features see features...
Used Kia Forte LXS
(2019-2020)
$15,638 1,162 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
Features see features...
Used Kia Forte S
(2017-2019)
$15,305 616 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
Features see features...
Used Kia Forte SX
(2010-2013)
$10,675 187 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
Features see features...
Used Kia Forte FE
(2019-2020)
$16,389 159 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
Features see features...
Used Kia Forte GT
(2020)
$21,125 9 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
Features see features...
Used Kia Forte GT Line
(2020)
$20,541 5 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Kia Forte Test Drive Reviews

2019 Kia Forte

For more click here.

2017 Kia Forte

The Kia Forte is an often overlooked compact car that revels in its own value-oriented pricing and unexpectedly good delivery. It's a car with a short price tag and a lot of almost-upscale fittings.

The 2017 Kia Forte received some updated front-end styling, a few added options and a new S trim level for the sedan model with a sportier aim. A new base engine replaces the underpowered and outdated four-cylinder with a slightly larger one that also brings surprising fuel economy. Infotainment is upgraded and new advanced safety features are added as options for upper trims.

We're fans of the Forte, one of the few compact cars available today that offers both comfort and a low price tag. It's never been a best-seller in the segment, but it stacks up very well against those that are. And with Kia's standard warranty being far beyond what others offer, that's nothing to be snide about. Sadly, the fun little two-door Forte Koup model has been dropped. But with all of the other improvements this car sees for 2017, that's a small price to pay.
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2016 Kia Forte

For 2016 the Forte remains available in either sedan form, as a two door Koup or as a Volkswagen Golf rivaling five door hatchback in the Forte5. Both the Koup and Forte5 are available with an optional and potently addictive 1.6 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder good for 201 horsepower/195 lb. feet of torque in SX trim.

EX trim levels in all models get Kia's capable if a bit unexciting 2.0 liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder good for 170 horsepower/154 lb. feet of torque. Base LX sedan models get a 1.8 liter 145 horsepower/130 lb. feet of torque 4-cylinder that thankfully is available with a manual gearbox. The EX trim level on the sedan and Forte5 with the 2.0-liter motor is automatic only. The Forte Koup, however, can be had with the 2.0-liter engine and a six-speed manual. Confused yet? We have yet to try the 1.8-liter motor so our comments here are relegated to the other two powertrain options.

Both the 2.0 liter and 1.6 turbo engines are capable of keeping up with traffic, one just does it with more gusto and verve most especially when mated to the standard 6-speed manual gearbox which has a wide clutch bite point and makes smooth shifting easy. An equally competent 6-speed automatic is optional and the most widely chosen transmission. We do appreciate, however, that Kia offers a manual with each Forte model. Sadly, the Forte sedan is still unavailable with the turbocharged motor or in SX trim which we think is unfortunate.

For our review, we managed to have a week in both a 2016 Kia Forte EX 2.0 liter 4-cylinder sedan with automatic as well as a Kia Forte Koup SX turbo with the manual gearbox. Efforts to try to Forte5 were met with a "How many Forte's do you want for one review?" We agree that the Forte5 mainly differs from these two bodystyles in that it offers a lot more utility what with it rather large hatchback cargo room—23.2 cubic feet and that's before you fold down the rear seats. So do check out the Forte5 SX if maximum space and pace is your priority.

Now let's get on with the facts and nitpicking every aspect of the 2016 Kia Forte. You know you love it when we do this.

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2014 Kia Forte

(Graded Score after Eight Categories: C+)

This comprehensive review of the truly exemplary 2014 Kia Forte sedan (it was totally redesigned for this model year) also marks the start of not only a clearer number based ratings system at iSeeCars.com but also marks the start of a 12 compact sedan review by review comparison test. At the end of reviewing all twelve models we will then publish a list of who was first and who most certainly was not.

As for the number based rating system it will go from one (the lowest score) to ten (the highest) in each review category and, no, there will be no additional percentage point scores like 6.4. This is not the Olympics and we are not the judges from some recently independent Eastern Block Nation. Even we are not that picky and to us a cup holder design can make or break an interior.

Included in the 12 will be the 2014 Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Jetta, Mazda3, Mitsubishi Lancer, Subaru Impreza, Ford Focus, Dodge Dart, Chevy Cruze, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra and, well, that's pretty much everyone. Yes, that's a lot of compact cars but this model class is not only huge from a sales volume perspective but also is one of the most fiercely competitive in the auto industry. So if you are a car shopper looking at a compact sedan take comfort that we are taking this endeavor very seriously so you make the best choice for you.

As one last side note, not only are cars like the Forte vital for people on a car buying budget but they also represent the advances smaller cars have made in this country due to many people choosing to "downsize" their next new car purchase. So while 8 years ago that Explorer seemed like a perfectly good commuter right now many want an affordable, fuel efficient, reliable yet still feature packed and fun to drive compact car. So, how did the latest Kia Forte fare during its weeklong stay with us? Read on to find out.
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2013 Kia Forte

Completely redesigned, the compact 2014 Kia Forte makes a stylish impression in available four-door sedan, five-door hatchback, and two-door coupe (Koup) versions. Spacious interior, upscale features, strong engines and lengthy warranty are other attributes compact car buyers may find appealing.
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