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2020 Kia Forte FE

2020 Kia Forte FE - 16,409 mi

Fort Payne, AL - Listed 196 days ago
  • $3,746 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 83,914 mi

Westminster, VT - Listed 80 days ago
  • $2,001 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1 positive
$11,288
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  • 2017
    $12,808
  • 2018
    $14,071
  • 2019
    $16,489
  • 2020
    $17,256
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  • Manual

    $12,370
    $727 Savings

    Automatic

    $13,098
  • Non-CPO

    $13,637
    $76 Savings

    CPO

    $13,713

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Brown

$1,202Average Savings

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Orange

$3,676Average Premium

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2015 Kia Forte LX

2015 Kia Forte LX - 68,411 mi

Arlington, TX - Listed 8 days ago
  • $2,343 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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2018 Kia Forte S

2018 Kia Forte S - 67,997 mi

Omaha, NE - Listed 10 days ago
  • $3,485 below market price
  • dealer rating
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2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 29,996 mi

Bedford, OH - Listed 102 days ago
  • $1,563 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
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2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 77,710 mi

Conyers, GA - Listed 157 days ago
  • $3,729 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • free CARFAX
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2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 78,011 mi

Tacoma, WA - Listed 538 days ago
  • $3,265 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1 price drop in 539 days
$8,999
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2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 62,931 mi

Houston, TX - Listed 20 days ago
  • $1,857 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
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2015 Kia Forte LX

2015 Kia Forte LX - 93,186 mi

Lewisville, TX - Listed 55 days ago
  • $1,529 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
$9,999
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2015 Kia Forte LX

2015 Kia Forte LX - 48,436 mi

Easton, PA - Listed 144 days ago
  • $1,405 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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2018 Kia Forte S

2018 Kia Forte S - 41,608 mi

Granbury, TX - Listed 22 days ago
  • $1,719 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$15,002
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2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 37,130 mi

Conyers, GA - Listed 72 days ago
  • $2,139 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,595
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2015 Kia Forte LX

2015 Kia Forte LX - 103,856 mi

Shelby, NC - Listed 52 days ago
  • $1,991 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
$9,500
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2015 Kia Forte LX

2015 Kia Forte LX - 73,630 mi

Fuquay Varina, NC - Listed 32 days ago
  • $1,847 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 31,000 mi

Omaha, NE - Listed 55 days ago
  • $2,479 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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2015 Kia Forte LX

2015 Kia Forte LX - 143,151 mi

Birmingham, AL - Listed 38 days ago
  • $1,982 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • high miles
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2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 55,818 mi

Frederick, MD - Listed 73 days ago
  • $2,662 below market price
  • low miles
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2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 54,033 mi

Phoenix, AZ - Listed 64 days ago
  • $1,625 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$10,999
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2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 50,487 mi

Lugoff, SC - Listed 40 days ago
  • $1,794 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,934
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2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 3,403 mi

Haltom City, TX - Listed 92 days ago
  • $2,196 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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Used Kia Forte Pricing

Average Price
$16,646
For a used Kia Forte
Average Savings
$1,170
Based on all Forte deals found
Biggest Savings
$3,818
Below estimated market price
Good Deal
$13,037
Typical price of a good deal
Year Price Mileage
2020 $15,546 to $19,154 1,769 to 35,466 miles
2019 $15,572 to $17,461 5,525 to 46,278 miles
2018 $13,283 to $14,904 8,998 to 62,763 miles
2017 $11,797 to $13,906 15,365 to 82,122 miles

How to save money when buying a used Kia Forte ?

Transmission Buying a Kia Forte with stick shift instead of a automatic transmission can save you $727
Certified Choosing non-CPO vs Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) can save you $76 on a Kia Forte

Kia Forte Rankings vs. the Competition

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

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Average car color pricing for a used Kia Forte ?

Rank Color Compared to Avg Price
1 Brown $1,202 Savings
2 Silver $449 Savings
3 Red $305 Savings
4 Blue $68 Savings
5 Black $5 Savings
6 White $64 Higher
7 Purple $199 Higher
8 Gray $1,094 Higher
9 Orange $3,676 Higher

What Kia Forte color has the best resale value ?

Price differences by car color compared to the average price of a used Kia Forte

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

Used Kia Forte for Sale Statistics

  • 6,554 cars for sale found, starting at $1,700
  • Average price for Used Kia Forte: $16,646
  • 293 deals found. Average savings of $1,170
  • Save up to $3,818 below estimated market price

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

Average price by year
Average mileage by year

Where to find a cheap Kia Forte ?

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Top Cities Average Price
Denver $14,778
Nashville $14,842
Phoenix $15,515
Tampa $15,813
Houston $15,858
Washington $15,929
Dallas $16,587
Los Angeles $16,720
Charlotte $16,768
Seattle $16,788
Baltimore $16,830
Boston $16,921
New York $16,924
Chicago $17,077
Orlando $17,175
Philadelphia $17,202
Greensboro $17,427
Atlanta $18,023
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What colors are the best deals for a Kia Forte ?

Least Expensive Color
Brown $1,202Average Savings
Most Expensive Color
Orange $3,676Average Premium
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What Is The Average Price Of A Used Kia Forte By Model Year?

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2021 Kia Forte for Sale $21,022 - 1,610 listings
2020 Kia Forte for Sale $20,198 Save $3,746 on 4 deals 901 listings
2019 Kia Forte for Sale $18,738 Save $2,290 on 20 deals 1,333 listings
2018 Kia Forte for Sale $16,379 Save $3,818 on 49 deals 1,113 listings
2017 Kia Forte for Sale $14,588 Save $3,729 on 67 deals 1,090 listings
2016 Kia Forte for Sale $12,787 Save $3,265 on 61 deals 525 listings
2015 Kia Forte for Sale $11,260 Save $2,737 on 46 deals 336 listings

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Price of Used Kia Forte in top 10 Cities

Average Price Deals Listings
Kia Forte in Houston $16,273 Save $1,857 on 3 deals 149 listings
Kia Forte in Atlanta $18,023 Save $3,729 on 22 deals 300 listings
Kia Forte in Dallas $16,587 Save $3,434 on 9 deals 126 listings
Kia Forte in Chicago $17,077 Save $3,818 on 10 deals 279 listings
Kia Forte in Miami $16,953 Save $2,989 on 6 deals 169 listings
Kia Forte in Los Angeles $16,720 Save $3,473 on 46 deals 410 listings
Kia Forte in Philadelphia $17,178 Save $2,934 on 11 deals 377 listings
Kia Forte in San Antonio $14,892 Save $1,758 on 4 deals 68 listings
Kia Forte in Phoenix $16,036 Save $1,727 on 6 deals 141 listings
Kia Forte in Orlando $17,407 Save $3,084 on 4 deals 242 listings

Average Price of Used Kia Forte Trims

Trim Average Price Listings Specs
Used Kia Forte LX
(2010-2018)
$14,106 2,788 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte LXS
(2019-2020)
$19,034 1,421 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte EX
(2010-2020)
$11,923 750 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte S
(2017-2019)
$17,735 574 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte FE
(2019-2020)
$18,905 307 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte GT Line
(2020)
$22,579 208 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte GT
(2020)
$23,697 86 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte SX
(2010-2013)
$8,861 23 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Kia Forte Overview

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.

Test Drive Reviews

2019 Kia Forte

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.

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.

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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