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2019 Kia Forte LXS

2019 Kia Forte LXS - 9,849 mi

Hialeah, FL - Listed 63 days ago
  • $1,666 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles
$14,591
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Used 2019 Kia Forte LXS for Sale - $12,991 - 9,849 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, voice recognition
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Hialeah, FL 33014
Price: $12,991
Mileage: 9,849 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
3.5 star
Exterior Color: Silky Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPF24AD8KE086083
Positives: warranty, clean history, inspected, certified pre-owned car
2017 Kia Forte S

2017 Kia Forte S - 56,490 mi

Cape Girardeau, MO - Listed 110 days ago
  • $2,602 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • certified used , 5 positives , free CARFAX
$11,998
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte S for Sale - $9,800 - 56,490 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Price: $9,800
Mileage: 56,490 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Exterior Color: Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Gray
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFL4A71HE081873
Positives: inspected, clean history, warranty, certified pre-owned car, one owner
  • 2016
    $10,778
  • 2017
    $11,777
  • 2018
    $12,408
  • 2019
    $14,660
  • 2020
    $18,124
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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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2017 Kia Forte S

2017 Kia Forte S - 14,213 mi

Lynchburg, VA - Listed 8 days ago
  • $4,168 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles
$10,999
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte S for Sale - $10,500 - 14,213 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24502
Price: $10,500
Mileage: 14,213 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: 3KPFL4A72HE029460
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2015 Kia Forte EX

2015 Kia Forte EX - 47,121 mi

West Palm Beach, FL - Listed today
  • $2,600 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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Used 2015 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $7,429 - 47,121 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: West Palm Beach, FL 33404
Price: $7,429
Mileage: 47,121 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.7 star
Exterior Color: Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Gray
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A86F5301883
2010 Kia Forte EX

2010 Kia Forte EX - 67,893 mi

Fort Worth, TX - Listed 2 days ago
  • $2,776 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2010 Kia Forte EX for Sale - $5,998 - 67,893 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Fort Worth, TX 76132
Price: $5,998
Mileage: 67,893 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.4 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFU4A20A5839038
2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 20,295 mi

Jacksonville, FL - Listed 63 days ago
  • $4,142 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,994 - 20,295 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Jacksonville, FL 32277
Price: $9,994
Mileage: 20,295 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: 3KPFK4A77JE222633
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 23,694 mi

Jacksonville, FL - Listed 94 days ago
  • $3,939 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$9,994
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,484 - 23,694 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Jacksonville, FL 32277
Price: $9,484
Mileage: 23,694 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: 3KPFK4A75HE058955
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 57,430 mi

Garland, TX - Listed today
  • $3,191 below market price
  • dealer rating
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Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $7,995 - 57,430 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Garland, TX 75042
Price: $7,995
Mileage: 57,430 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.7 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A76HE039881
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 21,010 mi

Opa Locka, FL - Listed 2 days ago
  • $2,287 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $8,999 - 21,010 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Opa Locka, FL 33054
Price: $8,999
Mileage: 21,010 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A70HE127356
2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 64,691 mi

Marietta, GA - Listed 11 days ago
  • $2,725 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $7,995 - 64,691 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Marietta, GA 30060
Price: $7,995
Mileage: 64,691 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: KNAFK4A68G5585628
2015 Kia Forte SX

2015 Kia Forte SX - 47,957 mi

Phoenix, AZ - Listed 2 days ago
  • $2,916 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2015 Kia Forte SX for Sale - $7,999 - 47,957 miles - with bluetooth, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio, voice recognition
Category: Used Cars
Location: Phoenix, AZ 85023
Price: $7,999
Mileage: 47,957 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.1 star
Seats: 0 seater
VIN: KNAFZ6A30F5362432
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 41,109 mi

Santa Ana, CA - Listed 1 day ago
  • $2,299 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,099 - 41,109 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Santa Ana, CA 92705
Price: $9,099
Mileage: 41,109 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.9 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A78HE088158
2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 13,276 mi

Columbia, SC - Listed 12 days ago
  • $2,223 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,200
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $12,000 - 13,276 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Columbia, SC 29229
Price: $12,000
Mileage: 13,276 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.5 star
Exterior Color: Red
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A74JE199697
Positives: clean history
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 10,124 mi

Garner, NC - Listed 31 days ago
  • $2,710 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $10,498 - 10,124 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Garner, NC 27529
Price: $10,498
Mileage: 10,124 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: 3KPFK4A75HE151278
2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 76,307 mi

Lewisville, TX - Listed 63 days ago
  • $2,814 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner
$7,799
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $7,499 - 76,307 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Lewisville, TX 75057
Price: $7,499
Mileage: 76,307 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: KNAFK4A60G5520319
2016 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Forte LX - 45,369 mi

Lake City, FL - Listed 20 days ago
  • $1,902 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$10,600
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,995 - 45,369 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Lake City, FL 32055
Price: $9,995
Mileage: 45,369 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.4 star
Exterior Color: Snow White Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAFX4A60G5610233
Positives: routine maintenance, non-smoker, clean history, one owner
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 7,230 mi

Garden Grove, CA - Listed 7 days ago
  • $2,288 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $10,900 - 7,230 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Garden Grove, CA 92844
Price: $10,900
Mileage: 7,230 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: 3KPFK4A73HE077665
2019 Kia Forte LXS

2019 Kia Forte LXS - 7,763 mi

Mobile, AL - Listed today
  • $2,641 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1 positive , low miles
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Forte LXS for Sale - $14,998 - 7,763 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, voice recognition
Category: Used Cars
Location: Mobile, AL 36606
Price: $14,998
Mileage: 7,763 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Exterior Color: Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 34
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPF24AD4KE086940
Positives: warranty
2018 Kia Forte LX

2018 Kia Forte LX - 14,901 mi

Scottsdale, AZ - Listed 7 days ago
  • $3,114 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,900 - 14,901 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Price: $9,900
Mileage: 14,901 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 3KPFK4A73JE230244
2017 Kia Forte LX

2017 Kia Forte LX - 49,746 mi

Denton, TX - Listed 2 days ago
  • $2,040 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Forte LX for Sale - $9,447 - 49,746 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, satellite radio, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Denton, TX 76210
Price: $9,447
Mileage: 49,746 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: 3KPFK4A76HE091057
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Analysis for Used Kia Forte for Sale

  • 9,955 cars for sale found, starting at $1,500
  • Average price for Used Kia Forte: $14,758
  • 1,588 deals found. Average savings of $1,081
  • Save up to $4,906 below estimated market price

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

Year Price Mileage
2020 $17,629 to $18,633 1,000 to 9,358 miles
2019 $13,317 to $16,139 5,439 to 32,812 miles
2018 $11,466 to $13,427 11,212 to 52,757 miles
2017 $10,579 to $13,110 10,342 to 63,280 miles
2016 $9,396 to $12,362 17,395 to 82,855 miles

How much does a used Kia Forte cost?

Average Price
$14,758
For a used Kia Forte
Average Savings
$1,081
Based on all Forte deals found
Biggest Savings
$4,906
Below estimated market price
Good Deal
$11,376
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
Tampa $10,697
Dallas $12,674
Washington $13,378
Baltimore $14,438
Orlando $15,010
Miami $16,004
West Palm Beach $16,495
Atlanta $16,836
New York $17,131
Philadelphia $17,739
Los Angeles $17,806
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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)
#2 - Most cargo room
#4 - Greenest
#4 - Most horsepower
#6 - Safest
#6 - Most spacious
#6 - Most leg room
#7 - Kept longest
#8 - Most fuel-efficient
#9 - Longest-lasting

Price of Used Kia Forte By Model Year

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2020 Kia Forte for Sale $19,794 Save $4,906 on 47 deals 5,966 listings
2019 Kia Forte for Sale $15,774 Save $3,384 on 229 deals 1,430 listings
2018 Kia Forte for Sale $12,692 Save $4,142 on 289 deals 1,173 listings
2017 Kia Forte for Sale $12,246 Save $4,168 on 420 deals 1,755 listings
2016 Kia Forte for Sale $10,873 Save $3,066 on 308 deals 870 listings
2015 Kia Forte for Sale $9,413 Save $3,434 on 125 deals 438 listings
2014 Kia Forte for Sale $8,639 Save $2,836 on 104 deals 360 listings

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Price of Used Kia Forte in top 10 Cities

Average Price Deals Listings
Kia Forte in Houston $14,208 Save $2,809 on 40 deals 254 listings
Kia Forte in Atlanta $16,836 Save $4,906 on 66 deals 526 listings
Kia Forte in Dallas $12,674 Save $3,142 on 69 deals 233 listings
Kia Forte in Chicago $15,197 Save $2,419 on 31 deals 351 listings
Kia Forte in Miami $16,004 Save $2,862 on 77 deals 369 listings
Kia Forte in Los Angeles $17,806 Save $3,243 on 125 deals 974 listings
Kia Forte in Philadelphia $17,739 Save $3,122 on 66 deals 802 listings
Kia Forte in San Antonio $11,795 Save $1,632 on 11 deals 50 listings
Kia Forte in Phoenix $15,433 Save $3,114 on 23 deals 312 listings
Kia Forte in Orlando $15,010 Save $2,748 on 63 deals 407 listings

Used Kia Forte Trims

Trim Average Price Listings Specs
Used Kia Forte LX
(2010-2018)
$11,314 3,612 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte LXS
(2019-2020)
$15,465 1,120 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte EX
(2010-2020)
$10,199 924 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte S
(2017-2019)
$13,809 492 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte FE
(2019-2020)
$16,719 228 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte SX
(2010-2013)
$10,500 139 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte GT Line
(2020)
$20,457 17 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Forte GT
(2020)
$20,636 12 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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