Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,615 - $25,796
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 40 HWY
Horsepower
147
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,615 - $25,796
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 40 HWY
Horsepower
147
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

With Stinger-inspired looks, abundant safety technology and newfound refinement, the all-new Kia Forte is an impressive compact sedan. Backed by Kia’s excellent powertrain warranty and b...

Kia Forte Models & Trims

Owner Reviews

5

3 Reviews

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Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Great bang for your buck!

Love the tech features. Large, luxurious screen is great especially for using CarPlay and for directions. The s trim level makes it feel a little edgy and for a small vehicle I think the space is very reasonable. Trunk is a good size. Appears more like a mid size vehicle from the outside.

- Michele C

Love my Kia forte for a 2019 it has everything.

Love the car, it has backup camera, front collision stopping, it has nice rims, it is very roomy it has a large trunk, dashboard tells you time and date, it has Bluetooth, it also has plugs and chargers to charge phones, the doors have big pockets for storage front and rear.

- Linda A

Perks of the 2019 Kia forte.

I really appreciate that even the base model has fantastic features including back up camera, Apple CarPlay, collision warning and more. The body styling is sleek and similar to the new stinger model. Gas mileage is also fantastic with my current average at 37 mpg.

- Joan W

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Price

Price
$18,277 - $20,644
$19,330 - $21,811

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
147 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I4 DOHC D
2.0L I4 DOHC D
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 in.
38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.7 in.
35.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.3 cu. ft.
15.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5
Exterior Features

Accessories

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
182.7 in.
182.7 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2762 .lbs
2762 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
147 hp

Torque

Torque
132 ft. lbs.
132 ft. lbs.

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14 gal.
14 gal.

Combined

Combined
15 - 20 mpg
15 - 20 mpg

City

City
30 mpg
30 mpg

Highway

Highway
40 mpg
40 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Rated by JD Power

*JD Power Circle Ratings