Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,946 - $19,390
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
145-173
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,946 - $19,390
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
145-173
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.2 Comfort 3.9 Styling 4.0 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

The Kia Forte lineup of compact sedans, coupes and hatchbacks is almost big enough to be its own brand. With sporty styling inside and out, a choice of two engines, and features that wer...

Kia Forte Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.32

214 Reviews

50% 36% 12% 2% 1 star 0%

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

Really good Kia, would be great with a little more power.

My Kia forte gets great gas mileage, runs and drives very smooth. I love that it has great air conditioning, that is very important where I live. It does not have the most modern equipment, such as a touchscreen, but it does have voice calling, which comes in very handy. There's only a couple of things I would change if I could. I would like it to have cruise control, I actually thought it did when I bought it, and I would like it to have a bit more power when going uphill. It lags quite a bit when going up even small hills. Everything else about it is great.

- Stefanie C

It is reliable and low-maintenance with good fuel economy.

My Kia forte is nothing but reliable! It has almost 55, 000 miles with no work on it apart from the usual maintenance such as oil changes, etc. It gets great gas mileage for a sedan: around 28 in town and upwards to 40 on highway trips. I am just now getting brake service as they are even 5's (half-life wear) all the way around! If you want a dependable, low-maintenance automobile with good fuel economy without having to squeeze into something the size of a shoebox, the Kia forte is the way to go!

- Kenneth L

Fantastic gas mileage very decent car if you get the right company to sell it to you never ever ever buy it brand new

I really like the gas mileage a lot. I usually get 35 to 40 miles per gallon. I feel however, that it was cheaply made it doesn't come with a spare tire the company itself is terrible Liars they sold me tire warranty that doesn't work they sold me Gray fabric conditioner and stain resistant conditioner that resistant conditioner all failed to come through when I need to do by ripping me off and selling me these items they made my car payment almost $400 a month I am disabled I cannot afford this

- Deanna B

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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
$13,879 - $16,322
$9,946 - $12,027

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
145 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

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

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Not Available

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

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
2844 .lbs
2804 - 2844 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
145 hp

Torque

Torque
154 ft. lbs.
130 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 18 mpg
26 - 38 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 - 26 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
37 - 39 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Not Available

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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings