Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,129 - $17,395
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
156-173
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,129 - $17,395
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
156-173
Seats
5

Kia Forte Ranked #10 by Owners

Kia Forte Models & Trims

EX $17,395
Horsepower: 156 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 5.5, 16 x 6.0 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SX $7,129 - $8,830*
Horsepower: 173 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LX $14,995 - $15,995
Horsepower: 156 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 5.5 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.27

115 Reviews

44% 39% 16% 1% 1 star 0%

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

Even though my car is small it feels very roomie.

I love my car ever since I got it. I bought it used and I have had it for around 6 months. I have had a tire blow out but they needed to be replaced when that happened. My only main problem is I think that the air could be colder. The heat works great. It runs really well and I haven't had any other issues with it. I also get great gas mileage. I can fill up the tank for around 30 dollars.

- Summer C

Review on 2011 Kia forte ex.

I love my Kia forte ex, it is great handling, gas mileage. It handles the snow/weather conditions just fine. It is a great little family car, spacious trunk space, it has wireless Bluetooth for the hands free phone connect, speakers are great quality for a stock, comfortable seating, very inexpensive to maintain. I love this car it is a really reliable car all the way round.

- Erica S

Kayaking. We have been able to haul three kayaks on the rooftop.

I enjoy driving my car. It drives and handles well. Most of all I take the car in for maintenance and have had no issues at all with the car. Sometimes I would like more bells and whistles but I did not purchase those in this car. We have started camping and this car has worked remarkably well but a midsize SUV might be a better consideration for my next purchase.

- Teresa D

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$17,395
N/A

Horsepower

Horsepower
156 hp
173 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC MPI CVVT I4 engine
2.4L DOHC MPI CVVT I4 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55R16
P215/45R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
104.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.9 ft.
33.9 ft.

Length

Length
178.3 in.
178.3 in.

Width

Width
69.9 in.
69.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2791 .lbs
2898 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
156 hp
173 hp

Torque

Torque
144 ft. lbs.
168 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.7 gal.
13.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 mpg
28 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
32 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available
Standard
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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