Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,449 - $21,300
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
147-164
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,449 - $21,300
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
147-164
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

As its competitors up their compact-car game, Kia isn't sitting still. The 2017 Kia Forte sedan and Forte5 hatchback both hit the showroom floor with notable updates to styling, powertra...

Kia Forte Models & Trims

Owner Reviews

4.41

267 Reviews

55% 34% 9% 1% 1%

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

No spare tire! No floor mats, I am super unhappy with it.

I owned previously a Kia forte 2012 when I bought the first one, I had the warranty on it and the transmission was going out. Since I had the warranty I wanted to have it fixed for free but the sales manager scared me by saying and I quote "if it's something that is covered we will take care of it, if it is something you have done it will cost you $25. 00 an hour. I somehow got swindled into buying a new one. This car is the basic model. It has no cruise control, had no floor mats, and doesn't drive as well as my 2012. I am very disappointed with my choice but believe I was swindled into purchasing something I didn't need, or want.

- Lisa M

Kia has upped their game!

My opinion on the 2017 Kia forte is strictly biased. I have bad credit and it was the only new car I qualified for. With that being said, the Kia forte overall, is a very likeable car. The car's performance is up to par. I get to see my average gas mileage usage, which ranges from 26 mpg to 42 mpgs. The car has Bluetooth and a CD player. Has a sleek look and some leather interior features. The car is more than I thought someone in my credit situation would be able to have. The trunk is very spacious. It is great for long distance trips as well. The only feature I would add to the vehicle is rear seat air conditioning vents.

- Haley H

My Kia, my convenient companion.

What I like about my Kia is the accessibility. I am able to open the vehicle just by possessing the key inside my purse, including the trunk. It keyless entry and turning the ignition. My keys safely in my purse. I do not need my phone for anything. My car is Bluetooth as soon as I get in. And I give my car commands such as the radio, navigation, text and call. So basically all I do is drive and still be at reach for other things without taking my hands off the wheel and my eyes off the road. The quality of the inside of the vehicle goes with my type of lifestyle. Very easy to maintain and always looks new.

- Santana P

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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
$12,449 - $14,780
$14,309 - $16,392

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
147 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Optional

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
2804 .lbs
2804 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
147 hp

Torque

Torque
132 ft. lbs.
132 ft. lbs.

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 - 36 mpg
15 - 19 mpg

City

City
25 - 29 mpg
29 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 38 mpg
38 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Not Available

Assistance

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

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