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2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 22,759 mi

Lake City, FL - Listed 66 days ago
  • $2,828 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 3 positives , low miles
$13,400
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $10,900 - 22,759 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Lake City, FL 32055
Price: $10,900
Mileage: 22,759 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.4 star
Exterior Color: Gravity Blue
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A70HE047801
Positives: routine maintenance, clean history, non-smoker
2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 122,180 mi

Pauls Valley, OK - Listed 17 days ago
  • $1,599 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 3 positives , high miles
$8,804
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $4,900 - 122,180 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Pauls Valley, OK 73075
Price: $4,900
Mileage: 122,180 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.9 star
Exterior Color: Aurora Black Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFK4A6XG5508307
Positives: routine maintenance, warranty, clean history
  • 2016
    $10,553
  • 2017
    $12,139
  • 2018
    $12,365
  • 2019
    $14,651
  • 2020
    $17,458
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How can you save money on a used Kia Forte?

  • Non-CPO

    $12,284
    $1,054 Savings

    CPO

    $13,338
  • Manual

    $11,393
    $975 Savings

    Automatic

    $12,368

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Does car color affect the price of a used Kia Forte?

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Expensive

Beige

$1,846Average Savings

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Expensive

White

$306Average Premium

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2019 Kia Forte FE

2019 Kia Forte FE - 18,720 mi

Jackson, MS - Listed 24 days ago
  • $2,123 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,988
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Forte FE for Sale - $13,588 - 18,720 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Jackson, MS 39211
Price: $13,588
Mileage: 18,720 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Dealer Rating:
3.9 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPF24AD3KE009945
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 12,730 mi

Pompano Beach, FL - Listed 50 days ago
  • $1,346 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 2 positives , low miles
$14,300
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $10,916 - 12,730 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Pompano Beach, FL 33073
Price: $10,916
Mileage: 12,730 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.5 star
Exterior Color: Clear White
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A77HE103510
Positives: no accidents, clean history
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 23,596 mi

Dillsburg, PA - Listed 23 days ago
  • $1,728 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
$12,000
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $11,000 - 23,596 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Dillsburg, PA 17019
Price: $11,000
Mileage: 23,596 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Silky Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A71HE064140
2010 Kia Forte SX

2010 Kia Forte SX - 124,583 mi

Glen Burnie, MD - Listed 10 days ago
  • $632 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2010 Kia Forte SX for Sale - $5,000 - 124,583 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Price: $5,000
Mileage: 124,583 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Exterior Color: Copperhead
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 26
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFW4A37A5128214
2010 Kia Forte LX

2010 Kia Forte LX - 110,184 mi

South Hackensack, NJ - Listed 26 days ago
  • $1,914 below market price
  • dealer rating
PREVIEW
Used 2010 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $2,999 - 110,184 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: South Hackensack, NJ 07606
Price: $2,999
Mileage: 110,184 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFT4A25A5115865
2014 Kia Forte EX

2014 Kia Forte EX - 59,967 mi

Windsor, CO - Listed 7 days ago
  • $2,852 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
PREVIEW
Used 2014 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $7,999 - 59,967 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Windsor, CO 80550
Price: $7,999
Mileage: 59,967 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A82E5163578
2015 Kia Forte LX

2015 Kia Forte LX - 45,019 mi

Austin, TX - Listed 56 days ago
  • $1,165 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$9,788
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $8,488 - 45,019 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Austin, TX 78745
Price: $8,488
Mileage: 45,019 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Manual
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Silky Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 30
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFK4A69F5260632
Positives: clean history
2012 Kia Forte EX

2012 Kia Forte EX - 154,068 mi

Long Island City, NY - Listed 19 days ago
  • $1,566 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner
$3,995
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Used 2012 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $2,995 - 154,068 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Long Island City, NY 11101
Price: $2,995
Mileage: 154,068 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFU4A28C5499348
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 18,000 mi

Omaha, NE - Listed today
  • $2,617 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $10,950 - 18,000 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Omaha, NE 68134
Price: $10,950
Mileage: 18,000 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.2 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A73HE035805
2017 Kia Forte EX

2017 Kia Forte EX - 8,631 mi

Falls Church, VA - Listed 9 days ago
  • $3,196 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $16,000 - 8,631 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Falls Church, VA 22046
Price: $16,000
Mileage: 8,631 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFL4A88HE107913
2010 Kia Forte EX

2010 Kia Forte EX - 144,080 mi

Chesapeake, VA - Listed 9 days ago
  • $1,599 below market price
  • dealer rating
PREVIEW
Used 2010 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $2,995 - 144,080 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Chesapeake, VA 23320
Price: $2,995
Mileage: 144,080 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Manual
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFU4A2XA5047320
2020 Kia Forte LXS

2020 Kia Forte LXS - 12,282 mi

Dillsburg, PA - Listed 12 days ago
  • $1,966 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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Used 2020 Kia Forte LXS for Sale - $15,000 - 12,282 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, voice recognition
Category: Used Cars
Location: Dillsburg, PA 17019
Price: $15,000
Mileage: 12,282 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Gravity Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 33
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPF24AD4LE161105
2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 52,586 mi

West Palm Beach, FL - Listed 24 days ago
  • $2,573 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles
$6,998
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $5,999 - 52,586 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Price: $5,999
Mileage: 52,586 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Manual
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 30
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFK4A63G5620303
2017 Kia Forte S

2017 Kia Forte S - 49,556 mi

Cincinnati, OH - Listed 68 days ago
  • $1,338 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles
$14,995
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte S for Sale - $10,795 - 49,556 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Cincinnati, OH 45246
Price: $10,795
Mileage: 49,556 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Exterior Color: Aurora Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFL4A75HE013186
Positives: clean history
2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 3,320 mi

Bossier City, LA - Listed 19 days ago
  • $2,368 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles
$14,200
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $11,000 - 3,320 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Bossier City, LA 71112
Price: $11,000
Mileage: 3,320 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFK4A68G5607434
2019 Kia Forte LXS

2019 Kia Forte LXS - 13,546 mi

Bountiful, UT - Listed 14 days ago
  • $2,682 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$11,995
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Forte LXS for Sale - $10,995 - 13,546 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, voice recognition
Category: Used Cars
Location: Bountiful, UT 84010
Price: $10,995
Mileage: 13,546 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPF24AD6KE094831
2010 Kia Forte SX

2010 Kia Forte SX - 81,559 mi

Greenville, SC - Listed 2 days ago
  • $2,102 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
$6,227
PREVIEW
Used 2010 Kia Forte SX for Sale - $4,999 - 81,559 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Greenville, SC 29607
Price: $4,999
Mileage: 81,559 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.7 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 26
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFW4A3XA5219137
2019 Kia Forte LXS

2019 Kia Forte LXS - 9,248 mi

Norcross, GA - Listed 10 days ago
  • $2,598 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Forte LXS for Sale - $13,250 - 9,248 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, voice recognition
Category: Used Cars
Location: Norcross, GA 30071
Price: $13,250
Mileage: 9,248 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: 3KPF24AD2KE070297
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Analysis for Used Kia Forte for Sale

  • 8,879 cars for sale found, starting at $1,700
  • Average price for Used Kia Forte: $15,061
  • 989 deals found. Average savings of $994
  • Save up to $3,535 below estimated market price

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

Year Price Mileage
2020 $16,696 to $18,255 1,000 to 14,507 miles
2019 $13,424 to $15,991 5,900 to 36,421 miles
2018 $11,246 to $13,595 11,655 to 56,668 miles
2017 $10,906 to $13,511 9,612 to 62,758 miles
2016 $9,026 to $12,338 18,053 to 88,739 miles

How much does a used Kia Forte cost ?

Average Price
$15,061
For a used Kia Forte
Average Savings
$994
Based on all Forte deals found
Biggest Savings
$3,535
Below estimated market price
Good Deal
$11,627
Typical price of a good deal

What's the average price of a Kia Forte by year?

Average price by year
Average mileage by year

How to find a cheap Kia Forte ?

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Top Cities Average Price
Denver $13,872
Dallas $13,908
Seattle $13,962
Miami $14,259
Washington $14,289
West Palm Beach $14,783
Orlando $15,082
Houston $15,136
Baltimore $15,745
Phoenix $16,425
New York $16,482
Kansas City $16,492
Atlanta $16,784
Chicago $16,809
Los Angeles $17,245
Jacksonville $17,288
Philadelphia $17,843
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How can you save money on a used Kia Forte ?

Certified Choosing non-CPO vs Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) can save you $1,054 on a Kia Forte
Transmission Buying a Kia Forte with stick shift instead of a automatic transmission can save you $975

What colors are the best deals for a Kia Forte ?

Least Expensive Color
Beige $1,846Average Savings
Most Expensive Color
White $306Average Premium

What Kia Forte color has the best resale value ?

Price differences by car color compared to the average price of a used Kia Forte
How does car color affect the average price of a used Kia Forte ?
Rank Color Compared to Avg Price
1 Beige $1,846 Savings
2 Black $340 Savings
3 Gray $89 Savings
4 Silver $72 Savings
5 Purple $37 Higher
6 Brown $134 Higher
7 Blue $186 Higher
8 Red $194 Higher
9 White $306 Higher

What is the best time to buy a used Kia Forte ?

Good times to buy
- Save $237 on average: January, August, September, October, November, December are good times to buy to find the best prices.
Good times to sell
- Make an extra $241 on average: February, March, April, May, June, July are good times to sell to get the best prices
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Kia Forte vs Competition

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

Price of Used Kia Forte By Model Year

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2021 Kia Forte for Sale $20,650 - 3,399 listings
2020 Kia Forte for Sale $18,638 Save $3,535 on 164 deals 2,160 listings
2019 Kia Forte for Sale $16,020 Save $2,973 on 120 deals 1,044 listings
2018 Kia Forte for Sale $13,506 Save $3,243 on 113 deals 1,058 listings
2017 Kia Forte for Sale $12,742 Save $3,373 on 265 deals 1,760 listings
2016 Kia Forte for Sale $11,067 Save $3,070 on 146 deals 697 listings
2015 Kia Forte for Sale $9,916 Save $2,865 on 80 deals 394 listings

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Price of Used Kia Forte in top 10 Cities

Average Price Deals Listings
Kia Forte in Houston $14,451 Save $1,747 on 20 deals 243 listings
Kia Forte in Atlanta $16,784 Save $2,953 on 41 deals 398 listings
Kia Forte in Dallas $13,908 Save $3,373 on 53 deals 234 listings
Kia Forte in Chicago $16,809 Save $2,201 on 32 deals 422 listings
Kia Forte in Miami $14,259 Save $2,115 on 37 deals 205 listings
Kia Forte in Los Angeles $17,245 Save $3,243 on 110 deals 731 listings
Kia Forte in Philadelphia $17,843 Save $2,704 on 31 deals 795 listings
Kia Forte in San Antonio $12,382 Save $1,096 on 9 deals 65 listings
Kia Forte in Phoenix $16,293 Save $2,400 on 21 deals 259 listings
Kia Forte in Orlando $15,082 Save $1,472 on 34 deals 433 listings

Used Kia Forte Trims

Trim Average Price Listings Specs
Used Kia Forte LX
(2010-2018)
$11,929 3,480 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte LXS
(2019-2020)
$16,012 1,118 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte EX
(2010-2020)
$10,689 867 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte S
(2017-2019)
$14,709 575 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte FE
(2019-2020)
$16,559 240 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte GT Line
(2020)
$19,632 46 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte SX
(2010-2013)
$7,162 39 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte GT
(2020)
$20,858 19 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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What to look for when buying a used Kia Forte?

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.

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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