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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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2015 Kia Forte EX

2015 Kia Forte EX - 13,860 mi

Clearwater, FL - Listed 89 days ago
  • $2,927 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 7 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,388
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Used 2015 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $11,485 - 13,860 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Clearwater, FL 33761
Price: $11,485
Mileage: 13,860 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.8 star
Color: Steel Blue
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A89F5267521
Positives: one owner, warranty, inspected, clean history, non-smoker, routine maintenance, certified pre-owned car
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2015 Kia Forte EX

2015 Kia Forte EX - 15,339 mi

Clearwater, FL - Listed 40 days ago
  • $2,419 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 7 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2015 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $11,856 - 15,339 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Clearwater, FL 33761
Price: $11,856
Mileage: 15,339 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.8 star
Color: Crimson Red
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A89F5282942
Positives: one owner, warranty, inspected, clean history, non-smoker, routine maintenance, certified pre-owned car
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2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 45,876 mi

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Listed 2 days ago
  • $1,345 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 5 positives , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,750 - 45,876 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33323
Price: $9,750
Mileage: 45,876 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.4 star
Color: Silky Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAFK4A61G5619103
Positives: certified pre-owned car, clean history, inspected, receipts, warranty
21
2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 25,842 mi

Mesquite, TX - Listed 82 days ago
  • $2,479 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$12,991
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Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $10,900 - 25,842 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Mesquite, TX 75150
Price: $10,900
Mileage: 25,842 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Steel Blue Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAFK4A66G5613975
Positives: clean history, one owner, certified pre-owned car, condition
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2016 Kia Forte EX

2016 Kia Forte EX - 23,892 mi

San Jose, CA - Listed 5 days ago
  • $1,662 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $12,900 - 23,892 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: San Jose, CA 95136
Price: $12,900
Mileage: 23,892 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Color: Silky Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A85G5574492
Positives: one owner, warranty, certified pre-owned car
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2016 Kia Forte EX

2016 Kia Forte EX - 14,689 mi

Fishers, IN - Listed 30 days ago
  • $2,239 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 6 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,000
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Used 2016 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $13,900 - 14,689 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Fishers, IN 46038
Price: $13,900
Mileage: 14,689 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Color: Steel Blue Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A89G5575662
Positives: warranty, inspected, certified pre-owned car, one owner, negotiable, clean history
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2019 Kia Forte LXS

2019 Kia Forte LXS - 2,301 mi

Murfreesboro, TN - Listed 8 days ago
  • $1,900 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2019 Kia Forte LXS for Sale - $17,000 - 2,301 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, voice recognition
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Price: $17,000
Mileage: 2,301 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
3.5 star
Color: Silky Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3KPF24ADXKE017167
Positives: inspected, receipts, warranty, certified pre-owned car
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2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 42,949 mi

Pompano Beach, FL - Listed 1 day ago
  • $1,408 below market price
  • 1-owner , certified used , 5 positives , low miles
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Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,750 - 42,949 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Price: $9,750
Mileage: 42,949 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Color: Silky Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAFK4A63G5492631
Positives: inspected, certified pre-owned car, clean history, warranty, routine maintenance
21
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 27,222 mi

Lake City, FL - Listed 5 days ago
  • $1,332 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$11,997
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Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $11,500 - 27,222 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Lake City, FL 32055
Price: $11,500
Mileage: 27,222 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Color: Snow White Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A71HE153495
Positives: certified pre-owned car, clean history, inspected, warranty
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2019 Kia Forte LXS

2019 Kia Forte LXS - 418 mi

Newport News, VA - Listed 50 days ago
  • $2,936 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • certified used , 7 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$17,900
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Used 2019 Kia Forte LXS for Sale - $16,250 - 418 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, voice recognition
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Newport News, VA 23606
Price: $16,250
Mileage: 418 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Color: Silky Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 34
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3KPF24AD3KE058952
Positives: certified pre-owned car, warranty, non-smoker, inspected, receipts, clean history, routine maintenance
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2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 2,649 mi

Puyallup, WA - Listed 49 days ago
  • $1,662 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 5 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$15,771
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Used 2018 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $13,998 - 2,649 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Puyallup, WA 98371
Price: $13,998
Mileage: 2,649 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Manual
Dealer Rating:
4.2 star
Color: Clear White
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A76JE254490
Positives: warranty, certified pre-owned car, inspected, one owner, clean history
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2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 31,166 mi

Temecula, CA - Listed 18 days ago
  • $1,409 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $11,778 - 31,166 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Temecula, CA 92591
Price: $11,778
Mileage: 31,166 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Color: Aurora Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A65G5549686
Positives: certified pre-owned car, warranty, inspected
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2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 45,128 mi

Irving, TX - Listed 5 days ago
  • $1,816 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $10,444 - 45,128 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Irving, TX 75062
Price: $10,444
Mileage: 45,128 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Color: Clear White
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAFK4A6XG5576946
Positives: warranty, inspected, clean history, certified pre-owned car
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2016 Kia Forte EX

2016 Kia Forte EX - 32,746 mi

Temecula, CA - Listed 28 days ago
  • $1,564 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,999
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Used 2016 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $13,776 - 32,746 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Temecula, CA 92591
Price: $13,776
Mileage: 32,746 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Color: Snow White Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A84G5554721
Positives: certified pre-owned car, warranty, inspected
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2015 Kia Forte EX

2015 Kia Forte EX - 36,461 mi

Plymouth, PA - Listed 78 days ago
  • $1,548 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$12,690
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $11,675 - 36,461 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Plymouth, PA 18651
Price: $11,675
Mileage: 36,461 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.1 star
Color: Silky Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A82F5327896
Positives: warranty, one owner, clean history, new tires
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Analysis for Used Kia Forte for Sale

  • 7,335 cars for sale found, starting at $999
  • Average price for Used Kia Forte: $12,765
  • 2,121 deals found. Average savings of $1,075
  • Save up to $4,270 below estimated market price

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

Year Price Mileage
2018 $13,329 to $15,214 2,600 to 31,314 miles
2017 $11,808 to $13,870 5,083 to 43,493 miles
2016 $10,770 to $13,297 10,881 to 60,628 miles
2015 $9,526 to $12,613 16,297 to 80,119 miles

Used Kia Forte Rankings

(Based on Last 5 Years' Data)
#10 of 31 Midsize Sedans with Best 5-Year Depreciation

Price of Used Kia Forte By Model Year

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2019 Kia Forte for Sale $18,512 Save $3,724 on 36 deals 126 listings
2018 Kia Forte for Sale $14,309 Save $4,270 on 719 deals 2,218 listings
2017 Kia Forte for Sale $13,734 Save $3,585 on 360 deals 1,692 listings
2016 Kia Forte for Sale $12,366 Save $3,575 on 457 deals 1,812 listings
2015 Kia Forte for Sale $10,905 Save $3,223 on 296 deals 847 listings
2014 Kia Forte for Sale $9,355 Save $3,216 on 157 deals 498 listings

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Price of Used Kia Forte in top 10 Cities

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Kia Forte in Houston $13,256 Save $3,156 on 22 deals 128 listings
Kia Forte in Atlanta $12,238 Save $3,585 on 89 deals 251 listings
Kia Forte in Dallas $12,633 Save $3,724 on 65 deals 163 listings
Kia Forte in Chicago $12,700 Save $3,178 on 59 deals 190 listings
Kia Forte in Miami $14,423 Save $2,626 on 68 deals 233 listings
Kia Forte in Los Angeles $12,400 Save $4,270 on 159 deals 341 listings
Kia Forte in Philadelphia $12,562 Save $3,246 on 112 deals 338 listings
Kia Forte in San Antonio $12,669 Save $1,637 on 21 deals 72 listings
Kia Forte in Phoenix $12,144 Save $3,305 on 28 deals 116 listings
Kia Forte in Orlando $12,337 Save $2,779 on 55 deals 203 listings

Kia Forte Test Drive Reviews

2019 Kia Forte

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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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