Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,409 - $16,995
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
156-173
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,409 - $16,995
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
156-173
Seats
5

Kia Forte Ranked #5 by Owners

Kia Forte Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.3

164 Reviews

48% 36% 15% 1% 1 star 0%

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It's a great commuter especially for someone traveling long distances frequently.

My vehicle is a 2010 Kia forte. This vehicle is very reliable and gets very good gas mileage on average 30 miles per gallon. It's pretty comfortable inside. The back seat is pretty spacious. The trunk is pretty spacious as well. This vehicle is good for a small family but unfortunately does not seat more than 5 people total. This vehicle doesn't go very fast and it takes a while to increase your speed. The parts for this vehicle are pretty decently priced and easy to find. It doesn't require dealership only parts which is nice because you can find them anywhere. It was also a very good price for what you get. My Kia has a lot of miles on it and requires very little maintenance. It has electric windows and door locks. It also has Sirius radio capabilities. My vehicle has over 100 thousand miles on it and has yet to break down.

- Prudence G

Great for single people. Good gas mileage. Not family friendly, trunk is roomy.

When I first bought my car I loved it! Great gas mileage, looked good, kind to the economy. I bought it for long distances only. Now I have kids and a husband and it's hard to fit the car seats and sit comfortably. So now we're looking into a Kia Sorento for extra room. I have had a couple problems with the motor. I have had my engine replaced two times already. But other than that I believe my Kia Forte has been a great car. The gas mileage is not as good as when I bought it but I also have not kept up on my inspections like I should have. The trunk is great, very big and roomy! All in all I think the Kia Forte is a great single person vehicle. Not so much family friendly.

- Alex M

My car is a beautiful, sporty car with the power I love to pass slower vehicles.

I did need to have the fuel pump sensor and also the fuel pump assembly replaced in the summer of 2015. These were covered by the original warranty which was amazing since I bought this car used. Other than this problem, my car had never given me any trouble. I totally love this car. It is sharp looking and has heated leather seats. Here in Indiana that is a great feature! My car gets pretty good mileage still: 25-26 mpg. I will add that I have 4 mile commute each way. I love the cruise control which came with my car. It has a decent size trunk. The back seats do fold down but, due to the height of the frame, there is little.

- Melanie L

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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

MSRP

MSRP
$13,695 - $14,695
$15,995 - $16,995

Horsepower

Horsepower
156 hp
156 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC CVVT I4 Theta 2 engine
2.0L DOHC CVVT I4 Theta 2 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.3 in.
43.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35 in.
35 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.7 cu. ft.
14.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
104.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.8 ft.
33.8 ft.

Length

Length
178.3 in.
178.3 in.

Width

Width
69.9 in.
69.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2707 - 2740 .lbs
2707 - 2740 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
156 hp
156 hp

Torque

Torque
144 ft. lbs.
144 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.7 gal.
13.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 17 mpg
13 - 17 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 mpg
34 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available
Optional
Safety Features

Features

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

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings