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2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 26,629 mi

Danbury, CT - Listed 54 days ago
  • $2,470 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , low miles , free CARFAX
$21,999
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Used 2018 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,968 - 26,629 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Danbury, CT 06810
Price: $9,968
Mileage: 26,629 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Exterior Color: Silky Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A72JE227917
2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 20,127 mi

Danbury, CT - Listed 54 days ago
  • $2,068 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,375
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $10,809 - 20,127 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Danbury, CT 06810
Price: $10,809
Mileage: 20,127 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Exterior Color: Deep Sea Blue
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A7XJE228040
  • 2017
    $12,279
  • 2018
    $12,831
  • 2019
    $14,780
  • 2020
    $16,012
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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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Beige

$1,846Average Savings

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White

$306Average Premium

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2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 21,061 mi

Danbury, CT - Listed 54 days ago
  • $1,827 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , low miles , free CARFAX
$16,999
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Used 2018 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $10,986 - 21,061 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Danbury, CT 06810
Price: $10,986
Mileage: 21,061 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Exterior Color: Deep Sea Blue
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A77JE169917
2019 Kia Forte LXS

2019 Kia Forte LXS - 25,271 mi

Danbury, CT - Listed 54 days ago
  • $1,685 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , low miles , free CARFAX
$16,020
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Used 2019 Kia Forte LXS for Sale - $12,911 - 25,271 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, voice recognition
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Danbury, CT 06810
Price: $12,911
Mileage: 25,271 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Exterior Color: Deep Sea Blue
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPF24AD2KE131762
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2012 Kia Forte LX

2012 Kia Forte LX - 44,029 mi

Colorado Springs, CO - Listed 4 days ago
  • $3,649 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2012 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $5,697 - 44,029 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Price: $5,697
Mileage: 44,029 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Manual
Dealer Rating:
3.3 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFT4A23C5467345
2019 Kia Forte LXS

2019 Kia Forte LXS - 609 mi

Beaver Falls, PA - Listed 15 days ago
  • $1,933 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$15,247
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Used 2019 Kia Forte LXS for Sale - $15,095 - 609 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, voice recognition
Category: Used Cars
Location: Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Price: $15,095
Mileage: 609 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
4.5 star
Exterior Color: Deep Sea Blue
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPF24AD8KE132432
Positives: clean history
2010 Kia Forte SX

2010 Kia Forte SX - 28,520 mi

Richmond, VA - Listed 10 days ago
  • $2,594 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2010 Kia Forte SX for Sale - $8,000 - 28,520 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Richmond, VA 23294
Price: $8,000
Mileage: 28,520 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 26
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFW4A37A5144171
2017 Kia Forte S

2017 Kia Forte S - 20,714 mi

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Listed 60 days ago
  • $2,450 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$11,306
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Used 2017 Kia Forte S for Sale - $9,968 - 20,714 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Price: $9,968
Mileage: 20,714 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.9 star
Exterior Color: Aurora Black Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFL4A70HE139441
Positives: warranty, inspected, clean history
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 15,745 mi

Green Bay, WI - Listed 74 days ago
  • $2,050 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,075
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Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $11,265 - 15,745 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Green Bay, WI 54311
Price: $11,265
Mileage: 15,745 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.5 star
Exterior Color: Titanium Bronze
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFL4A75HE158082
Positives: clean history
2016 Kia Forte EX

2016 Kia Forte EX - 58,679 mi

Columbus, OH - Listed 4 days ago
  • $3,363 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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Used 2016 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $8,000 - 58,679 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Columbus, OH 43228
Price: $8,000
Mileage: 58,679 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A89G5490661
2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 32,574 mi

West Chicago, IL - Listed 7 days ago
  • $3,041 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2018 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,499 - 32,574 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: West Chicago, IL 60185
Price: $9,499
Mileage: 32,574 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A74JE191373
2018 Kia Forte EX

2018 Kia Forte EX - 17,715 mi

Falls Church, VA - Listed 43 days ago
  • $1,868 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$15,000
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Used 2018 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $12,500 - 17,715 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Falls Church, VA 22044
Price: $12,500
Mileage: 17,715 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFL4A82JE179843
Positives: clean history
2015 Kia Forte EX

2015 Kia Forte EX - 37,403 mi

Woodbridge, NJ - Listed 5 days ago
  • $3,596 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2015 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $8,895 - 37,403 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Price: $8,895
Mileage: 37,403 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A86F5265547
2016 Kia Forte EX

2016 Kia Forte EX - 42,530 mi

Everett, WA - Listed 3 days ago
  • $2,701 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $9,999 - 42,530 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Everett, WA 98203
Price: $9,999
Mileage: 42,530 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFZ4A89G5463423
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2016 Kia Forte EX

2016 Kia Forte EX - 7,729 mi

- Listed today
  • $2,077 below market price
  • low miles
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Used 2016 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $12,990 - 7,729 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location:
Price: $12,990
Mileage: 7,729 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Exterior Color: Red
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A83G5482703
2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 24,827 mi

Shrewsbury, NJ - Listed 54 days ago
  • $2,561 below market price
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
  • 3 price drops in 55 days
$11,997
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Used 2018 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,997 - 24,827 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Price: $9,997
Mileage: 24,827 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Exterior Color: Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A77JE270097
Positives: clean history
2018 Kia Forte S

2018 Kia Forte S - 9,490 mi

Florence, SC - Listed 128 days ago
  • $2,288 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$16,589
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Used 2018 Kia Forte S for Sale - $12,989 - 9,490 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Florence, SC 29501
Price: $12,989
Mileage: 9,490 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Exterior Color: Currant Red
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFL4A72JE275401
Positives: clean history
2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 35,199 mi

West Chicago, IL - Listed 9 days ago
  • $2,929 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,499 - 35,199 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: West Chicago, IL 60185
Price: $9,499
Mileage: 35,199 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A73JE275233
2015 Kia Forte EX

2015 Kia Forte EX - 45,429 mi

Naples, FL - Listed 53 days ago
  • $1,683 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$9,989
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $8,750 - 45,429 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Naples, FL 34110
Price: $8,750
Mileage: 45,429 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Exterior Color: Crimson Red
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A85F5321753
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 64,969 mi

Grafton, WV - Listed 197 days ago
  • $2,575 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1 positive , free CARFAX
$9,997
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $7,697 - 64,969 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Grafton, WV 26354
Price: $7,697
Mileage: 64,969 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Exterior Color: Aurora Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFL4A79HE131595
Positives: warranty
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Analysis for Used Kia Forte for Sale

  • 9,397 cars for sale found, starting at $1,000
  • Average price for Used Kia Forte: $14,925
  • 2,149 deals found. Average savings of $1,132
  • Save up to $4,655 below estimated market price

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

Year Price Mileage
2020 $14,303 to $17,925 1,000 to 27,494 miles
2019 $13,631 to $16,024 5,982 to 40,928 miles
2018 $11,842 to $13,902 9,974 to 57,351 miles
2017 $11,063 to $13,628 9,792 to 66,378 miles

How much does a used Kia Forte cost ?

Average Price
$14,925
For a used Kia Forte
Average Savings
$1,132
Based on all Forte deals found
Biggest Savings
$4,655
Below estimated market price
Good Deal
$11,772
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 ?

Check what's available in a different or bigger market
Top Cities Average Price
Dallas $13,417
Houston $14,151
Washington $14,529
Phoenix $15,109
Baltimore $15,140
Orlando $15,243
Miami $15,354
Chicago $15,697
Atlanta $17,481
Los Angeles $18,020
Philadelphia $18,068
New York $18,304
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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

What Is The Average Price Of A Used Kia Forte By Model Year?

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2021 Kia Forte for Sale $20,515 - 5,475 listings
2020 Kia Forte for Sale $16,770 Save $3,795 on 264 deals 1,008 listings
2019 Kia Forte for Sale $15,125 Save $4,655 on 302 deals 975 listings
2018 Kia Forte for Sale $12,734 Save $3,433 on 393 deals 1,166 listings
2017 Kia Forte for Sale $11,924 Save $3,615 on 643 deals 1,573 listings
2016 Kia Forte for Sale $10,671 Save $3,597 on 219 deals 623 listings
2015 Kia Forte for Sale $9,542 Save $3,596 on 151 deals 403 listings

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Price of Used Kia Forte in top 10 Cities

Average Price Deals Listings
Kia Forte in Houston $14,121 Save $3,615 on 56 deals 265 listings
Kia Forte in Atlanta $17,481 Save $3,480 on 66 deals 379 listings
Kia Forte in Dallas $13,435 Save $2,966 on 79 deals 209 listings
Kia Forte in Chicago $15,697 Save $3,041 on 81 deals 435 listings
Kia Forte in Miami $15,269 Save $3,098 on 65 deals 284 listings
Kia Forte in Los Angeles $18,020 Save $3,470 on 152 deals 838 listings
Kia Forte in Philadelphia $18,068 Save $3,795 on 117 deals 948 listings
Kia Forte in San Antonio $11,025 Save $1,954 on 25 deals 55 listings
Kia Forte in Phoenix $15,126 Save $3,256 on 44 deals 274 listings
Kia Forte in Orlando $15,243 Save $2,964 on 65 deals 429 listings

Used Kia Forte Trims

Trim Average Price Listings Specs
Used Kia Forte LX
(2010-2018)
$11,394 3,323 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte LXS
(2019-2020)
$15,064 1,169 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte EX
(2010-2020)
$9,787 853 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte S
(2017-2019)
$13,662 537 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte FE
(2019-2020)
$16,002 226 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte GT Line
(2020)
$18,732 80 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte SX
(2010-2013)
$6,890 44 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte GT
(2020)
$20,224 40 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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