Original MSRP
$7,982 - $19,500
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
148-173
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Original MSRP
$7,982 - $19,500
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
148-173
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 3.7 Comfort 4.0 Styling 3.9 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

The lineup of Kia Forte compact sedans, coupes and hatchbacks is as sporty and substantial inside as it is outside, the available features list is luxury-like in quantity and quality, an...

Kia Forte Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2014 Kia Forte Owner Reviews

4.35

175 Reviews

49% 39% 10% 1% 1%

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

Great driving, economical gas saver has everything I need.

Great gas mileage, no mechanical issues and very reliable. Easy to drive, great steering, easy to park. Still looks great at 4 years old and 75 k miles. It is not a luxury car, and I wish it had more comfort amenities, but it has everything I need. The only complaints I really have is that because it is a compact car, it is a bit rough riding and I wish it weren't as bumpy and the side mirrors have a lot of blind spots so I had to buy and attach blind spot mirrors. The door handles sometimes stick when you first try to open the door, nothing broken, but it is annoying. The carpet and upholstery have all held up very well. The uvo Bluetooth service is great and very convenient. Overall, it has been a good car, just wish it was more comfortable for long drives.

- Jennifer B

Spacious, well-made 2014 Kia Forte

I love my Kia Forte. She drives very well, and is very reliable. The engine doesn't run too loud. Five years into having her she has not broken down once; in fact, the only major issue was that I broke the mirror off the side of the car, and Kia was wonderful about easily replacing it. The car is more spacious than other cars of the same size, and people always comment on how roomy the backseat is. The trunk for years was used to fit 2 sets of hockey gear (one belonging to a goalie), so trunk storage is not an issue. The overall sound system is great. My only regret is I did not pay for the backup camera 5 years ago, but i would absolutely today. I would buy a kia again for sure.

- Amelia S

My summary about why I love my Kia forte so much!

I love my Kia forte, since my children are all grown and out of the house, I figured a small car would be good. I can get up to 50 miles to the gallon on gas. This car is very safe and reliable, there is room for 5 people to fit very comfortably, lots of legroom in the back seat. The hatchback lets you go shopping and hide your purchases, so you can go shop in another store and not worry about someone walking by your vehicle and seeing your bags. Both back seats fold down in case you want to haul something a little bigger. And the only thing I did not like was, there is no spare tire, just a can of fix a flat, but it came in handy when I needed it.

- Cheryl C

Ranked #10 Compact Cars by Owners

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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

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,982 - $9,899
$15,900 - $19,500

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
148 - 173 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I4 DOHC D
2.0L I4 DOHC D
1.8L I4 DOHC D
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.9 in.
35.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
37.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 cu. ft.
14.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
179.5 in.
179.5 in.

Width

Width
70.1 in.
70.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2837 .lbs
2736 - 2837 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
148 - 173 hp

Torque

Torque
154 ft. lbs.
131 - 154 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 18 mpg
12 - 18 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
36 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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