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$17,400 - $18,400
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24-25 City / 33-34 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L CVVT DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine -inc: engine cover
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 6-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs, monotube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
  • Torsion beam rear suspension -inc: coil springs, monotube shock absorbers
  • Speed-sensitive hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Ventilated front/solid rear pwr disc brakes

Exterior Features

  • 16" x 6" 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • 205/55R16 tires
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Clear-lens headlamps w/auto-off
  • Body-color heated pwr folding mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • Tinted windshield glass w/shade band
  • Door & rear quarter solar control glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers -inc: low washer fluid indicator
  • Body-color door handles

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, USB port, (6) speakers w/door-mounted tweeters
  • SIRIUS satellite radio
  • Bluetooth hands-free link -inc: steering wheel controls
  • Roof-mounted antenna

Interior Features

  • Front sport bucket seats w/active headrests -inc: 6-way manual driver seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat w/adjustable headrests
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Center console w/armrest & storage
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
  • EcoMinder fuel efficiency monitor
  • Tachometer
  • Digital clock
  • Outside temp display
  • Trip computer
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver 1-touch auto-down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Fuel door, hood & trunk remote release
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • Illuminated glove box
  • (2) front/(2) rear cup holders -inc: front chrome ring trim
  • Dual 12V pwr outlets
  • Bright chrome decor accents -inc: door handles, cluster housing
  • Soft paint upper door panel
  • Front door map pockets w/bottle holders
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/extensions
  • Sunglass holder
  • Dual map lights
  • Cargo area light

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (BAS)
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system (TCS)
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • 5-MPH bumpers
  • Side impact door beams
  • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Front seat side mounted airbags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • 3-point rear seat belts for all positions
  • Seat belt warning chime
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Internal emergency trunk release

2013 Kia Forte Owner Reviews

151 Reviews
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Good mpg, good car overall with little to no issues.

2013 Kia Forte EX

I have not had any issues with my Kia since purchasing it secondhand in 2013. It only had about 8,000 miles on it when I bought it. I decided to go with Kia because of the good mpg, which is usually around 25 city/ 35-40 Hwy. It is comfortable enough which is good because I drive a lot for work. I also travel from Florida to New York a lot so the higher mpg is very helpful. My only complaint is that it is a sedan and I miss being higher off the ground in an SUV.

- Cory V

Owner of a wonderful Kia Forte

2013 Kia Forte EX

It's comfortable, appealing, rides smoothly all the time. I've had it for five years and have had no trouble out of it. The sound system is amazing as long as it's not the am/FM mode your listening to. My only complaints are that it does have a bad blind spot, and the ac vents don't allow the entire car to cool evenly. The heat is great though. It has great power for a four door sedan, the trunk is spacious as well.

- Tara J

Great gas mileage, good wear and tear

2013 Kia Forte EX

The vehicle has had very few issues. Overall quality and luxury are on the low side, but if you need great gas mileage it's a perfect car. The electronic portion that controls the maps/radio needed to be reset before. All other electronics seem to be in order. The tire pressure changes so quickly if it's hotter or cooler so the light comes on frequently if you drive a lot. Overall not a bad buy

- Ashley C

I love the small size of the car. Great for parking!

2013 Kia Forte EX

I have owned this car for two years. So far, I have had no issues with it. Occasionally the tires are low and I believe the tire pressure gauge/light are a little sensitive. It's a basic vehicle but does have BT capability so I enjoy it. Amazing gas mileage and a great car for back and forth transportation. I travel about 30-40 miles round trip each day and this car has never failed me.

- Maggie W

Kia forte is a great car for anyone.

2013 Kia Forte EX

Excellent car. I would highly recommend to anyone. It drivers perfect and very smooth. The radio works well, everything about this car is 10/10. Very easy to get it fixed and have any repairs done to it at a dealer. The inside is the best and most comfy seats I have ever sat in. Mine also has seat warmers and I highly suggest people getting them.

- Mackenzie W

2013 Kia forte Koup: amazing, fast, and great mileage.

2013 Kia Forte EX

My struts are pretty bad, but it is a used car and I bought it like that. It is super fast, maybe due to it being so small and it is material isn't as much. I have the Koup so it is very hard to see your blind points and have to pretty much lean against the wheel to see if it is safe to change lanes. Also it is amazing on gas... My mind is blown.

- Brittany H

My Kia Forte is awesome and worth the money!! Love it!!

2013 Kia Forte EX

The Kia Forte was an excellent car choice for me. The sedan is the perfect size inside and out. The car handles well, reaches pretty good speed and does so smoothly when getting on the interstate or moving through traffic. The gas mileage is AMAZING as I work out of town, that was very important! I really love my forte and wouldn't trade it!!

- Stephanie L

Dependable and reliable midsize sedan.

2013 Kia Forte EX

The Kia forte has been a great mid-sized car. The only things I have had to replace/repair have been the tires, battery (once), and windshield wipers. It handles great except for high wind conditions. I have 122,000 miles on it and it has not slowed down. I am very pleased with the value and it has lots of safety features.

- Steven D

I love the body of the vehicle it looks so smooth and not bulky.

2013 Kia Forte EX

I've had a safety recall on the breaks already. The tranny mounts have both broken previously. Other than those 2 things the car has ran perfectly! I would buy the same vehicle again. I do love the Bluetooth features on the vehicle. I wish it came with a back up camera instead of me having to buy an aftermarket one.

- Scott C

I can view my mpg and miles to empty on my dash

2013 Kia Forte EX

I've never had any mechanical problems with this particular vehicle. One of my favorite features of my car is the Bluetooth connectivity and hands-free calling. The trunk has plenty of room, but the spare tire well doesn't accommodate a full-sized spare. That's probably the biggest, if not the only complaint I have.

- Kristen K

Compare to my past vehicles. It's more up to date.

2013 Kia Forte EX

So far I have no vehicle problems. It was pre owned, has a lot of miles from the previous owner, but it still drives great. Gas is great. I can connect my Bluetooth to it, I love the call option. Allowing me to talk through the speakers. Because of the color of the car cleaning it is a pain. Very high maintenance

- Jennifer J

Good car for year, price, mileage

2013 Kia Forte EX

Recently had to replace whole air conditioning system in 2019. CarPlay does not work but Bluetooth does. Cannot change songs via Bluetooth using car controls. Have to change songs on actual phone. Brakes lock up when wet. All doors unlock automatically when you put car in park. Everything else is fine

- Tiara R

hands free option and the Bluetooth option the shape alone is cool and crisp.

2013 Kia Forte EX

No problems. The performance is fast for a small 4 cylinder engine. It is reliable, comfortable and the hands free options make it an very good ride. I bought my car in 2013 and sit driving it now and it's riding strong. I love this car and don't plan on getting rid of it. Even if problems do come up.

- Adam W

A little sporty while still appropriate for the family.

2013 Kia Forte EX

It's not bad. If you want a car, you should get it. No major problems. It is a very reliable car. Would recommend. Not very expensive and easy to keep up with. I have enjoyed having it and it is been very good to me. I got it because I have a small family and it takes care of our everyday needs.

- Michelle W

Love this vehicle! The gas mileage is really good as well!

2013 Kia Forte EX

Had it for a while and just now it starting to have issues starting. I am actually taking it to get looked at today. Also the air vents broke easily. The vent works still but when I put an air freshener in the vent the plastic piece of the vent broke. Other than that it is in working order!

- Danielle J

Eco mode comes on automatically after a certain speed, helping with gas mileage.

2013 Kia Forte EX

Great gas mileage around town and on highway; has eco mode and traction control; very reliable vehicle, only needs to be taken in for regular maintenance; has optional 'manual' mode for driving; Bluetooth compatible and SiriusXM available; automatic windows; electric power steering.

- Kayla W

Easy on gas, reliable, good radio

2013 Kia Forte EX

Very reliable. The only issue is a previous owner changed out the radio and I can't use the controls on my steering wheel for the radio. I have no other issues. Love the sunroof. Very easy on gas, only have to fill up once every 2 weeks. I wouldn't trade this car for anything.

- Susan F

The best car I've ever had

2013 Kia Forte EX

I love my car. It is great on gas, the maintenance is not expensive. It' is compact but still has a lot of room to store things and great trunk space. It has great features and is very user friendly. Kia is a great company and I would definitely recommended my car to anyone.

- Shan M

Great gas mileage and plenty of room In the car

2013 Kia Forte EX

None really. It gets good gas mileage and is a pretty reliable car. I got it used a little over a year ago and I have not had any problems other than a flat tire, which is something that can happen to anyone. I only fill up my tank about once a week or even less sometimes.

- Chase R

Overall cool car can go anywhere for about $25

2013 Kia Forte EX

No back air vents back of car constantly hot unless you freeze the front, hard to find parts, pretty durable car, stay on top of maintenance nothing to worry about, great on gas, small but convenient, great trunk space can fit my amplifier and stroller plus more

- Jane D

Kia Forte 2013 total review

2013 Kia Forte EX

Smooth rides, little to none problems with maintenance, horse power felt. I do enjoy driving it. Mine is manual, never had a problem with it. Is just beautiful, the color and everything.I love it. The color is also rare and awesome! You won't regret getting one.

- Julie E

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