Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,892 - $11,476
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®
$5,892 - $11,476
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
156-173
Seats
5

Kia Forte Ranked #13 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.1 Overall Score
Performance 2.8 Comfort 2.9 Styling 3.3 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

Kia’s 2013 Forte compact sedan, coupe and hatchback make a compelling argument for why budget-minded pricing doesn’t always equal bargain-basement quality. Stylish, fuel efficient and lo...

Kia Forte Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.32

120 Reviews

52% 32% 14% 2% 1%

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

My Kia forte is great on mpg.

I really enjoy my Kia forte koup. Its a 2013 very stylish body, I prefer this body style better than the newer forte body styles. I purchased it new and it has done me very well with gas, durability and performance. I have made accidents to my vehicle 3 times and had the insurance fix it. Every time I got it fix it feels like new. The mpg is great. I tend to put about $25 in it and it fills up great. I drive a lot and it gets me where I need to go fast and swiftly.

- Ricardo S

I love my Kia forte! Get yours today.

I really do enjoy this car. I like that it is smaller in size. It has a nice design and style. It is quite comfortable. My only complaints would be that it does not have much in the way of power. It does get great gas mileage, especially for long trips. I have not experienced any large maintenance issues yet. The Kia dealership has also always been very helpful.

- Holly R

I like the amount of space in my car. It is a lot bigger than it looks.

My Kia Forte is a good size car. I had a lot of room inside of it. I do not like that there were three recalls on my car and I was only notified about one of them. My airbags, brakes were on recall and they had to spray an anti-corrosion spray on my car. I feel like they should have taken extra measures especially when it came to my brakes being on recall.

- Samantha K

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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

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,892 - $7,417
$8,057 - $9,810

Horsepower

Horsepower
156 hp
156 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L CVVT DOHC MPFI 16
2.0L CVVT DOHC MPFI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

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
2729 - 2791 .lbs
2791 .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
26 - 35 mpg
13 - 18 mpg

City

City
25 - 26 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 36 mpg
36 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic 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

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings