• 2017 Kia Forte

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  • 2017 Kia Forte

    #5 in 2017 Compact Cars

  • 2018 Kia Forte

  • 2019 Kia Forte

    #1 in Compact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $16,600
    • $17,900
    • $18,690
    • Avg. Paid
    • $11,835
    • $17,865
    • $18,721

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.5 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.7 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.5 /10
    • 7.5 /10
    • 7.4 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.5 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • Reliability
    • 4.0 /5
    • 4.0 /5
    • 4.0 /5
    • Cost to Own
    • 8.9 /10
    • N/A
    • N/A

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Roomy, upscale interior
      • Simple-to-use infotainment system
      • Refined engine options
      • Well-built interior
      • User-friendly infotainment system
      • Roomy seats
      • Good cargo capacity
      • Cavernous trunk volume
      • User-friendly technology
      • Plenty of rear legroom
      • Good fuel economy
    • Cons
      • Firm ride on rough pavement
      • Underpowered engines
      • Dull handling
      • So-so engine power
      • Slightly stiff ride quality

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
    • Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
    • Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
    • MPG
    • 25 City / 34 Hwy
    • 29 City / 37 Hwy
    • 31 City / 41 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 106.3
    • 106.3
    • 106.3
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 179.5
    • 179.5
    • 182.7
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.1
    • 70.1
    • 70.9
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 56.3
    • 56.3
    • 56.5
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2804
    •  
    • 2707
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Engine Start
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 96.2
    • 96.2
    • 96
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 39.1
    • 39.1
    • 38.8
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.2
    • 42.2
    • 42.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 56.1
    • 56.1
    • 56.1
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.8
    • 53.8
    • 53
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.3
    • 37.3
    • 37.5
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.9
    • 35.9
    • 35.7
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.9
    • 54.9
    • 55.3
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.1
    • 53.1
    • 51.1
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 14.9
    • 14.9
    • 15.3
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Smart Device Integration
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Lane Departure Warning
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Lane Keeping Assist
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement
    • 2.0 L/122
    • 2.0 L/122
    • 2.0 L/122
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 147 @ 6200
    • 147 @ 6200
    • 147
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 132 @ 4500
    • 132 @ 4500
    •  
    • Transmission
    • Manual w/OD
    • Automatic w/OD
    • CVT w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 34.8
    • 34.8
    •  
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 25
    • 29
    • 31
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 34
    • 37
    • 41
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 13.2
    • 13.2
    • 14
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Torsion Beam
    • Torsion Beam
    • Torsion Beam
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Torsion Beam
    • Torsion Beam
    • Torsion Beam
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Continuously Variable Trans
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    •  

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