2017 Kia Forte Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Kia Forte
New England drivers - this car is amazing on icy roads.
2017 Kia Forte; stick shift - six gears. Shifting through the gears is very forgiving and the car is easy to drive – but it is slow to get going. This car gets great mileage, I average 40 mpg. This varies between 36 mpg on very hilly terrain, or for winter driving with 4 studded snows and warm-up idling (I live in Vermont) – to 43 mpg on the flat areas of the highways. Standard transmission gives me the option to use the engine for speed control on steep and/or icy roads. This car is amazing on icy roads. Driver's seat adjusts up and down, and it has an adjustable steering wheel. Back seating is roomy enough for adult long legs. The trunk is big enough for 3 tires! Caveat for snowy area – the car sits low, the tires are only 15” and I have become bogged down by just 5 inches of snow. Also snow becomes packed in the wheel wells and you have to clean that out before it freezes. I do wish it had a rear window wiper. Overall I really like the car and I would buy another.
Small car with not a lot of storage space but gets great gas mileage!
The vehicle is very small. I took the "trunk cover" off the back of the vehicle so it added a little more room and I could put more in the trunk area. I cannot put a large purchase of groceries in the back. I have to use the back seats and front seat as well if I want to purchase a lot of groceries. Besides being very small, the tires squeal every single time I go around a curve. It does not matter how slow or fast I go, they squeal regardless and it is very embarrassing. I have checked tire pressure and tread and all is fine. I am not sure why they do that. I have only owned the car a year and it already needs new windshield wipers. I am not sure how often they are supposed to be replaced but one year seems like a short amount of time. The last thing I do not like about this vehicle is when I need to get into traffic quickly, it does not accelerate quickly enough.
A personally interesting detail that I quite like is the Bluetooth.
From my first car to my most recent car, I have always driven under the brand Kia. They're reliable, have smooth driving, great gas mileage and they're on the more affordable side of the price ranges. Also a Kia's reliability is that much more than any other car, because I have never had a severe issue with either of mine, they were simple and easy to fix problems. Like a flat-tire, or tire pressure. Kia also has Bluetooth enabled in most of the new versions of their cars, which allows hands-free calling and Bluetooth music connection. The Kia Forte is a compact mid-size car, so its not too small they you feel overpowered by other cars on the road, but it is not too big they you have to be cautious about parking and fitting into small spaces.
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.
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.
It is a very reliable and dependable car. I feel safe driving my car anywhere.
Overall I like my car. It is very good gas mileage, small, but perfect size for my family of four. I have had no problems with my Kia. It is a very reliable car. I depend on it everyday. It is my everyday vehicle I drive and I also drove for Uber for about two months. I have put a lot miles on my Kia and it runs like a champ. It has Bluetooth so you can use handless phone calls. The steering wheel has many features so you do not have to look down at radio while driving. The only feature my car is missing is cruise control. I guess it is only on some Kia forte vehicles. I would recommend a Kia to everyone.
All in all, I'd say it is a keeper! It saves you money by being light on gas!
I have had my Kia forte for about 5 months now! It is a smooth driving little vehicle! The power steering is easy steering, just like a luxury vehicle. It is very good on gas. All it takes is, thirty dollars to fill the tank up! It has a Sirius XM radio player. It also has Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and it has the backup feature, which gives you a better view of what's behind you, without look in rearview mirror. The only thing con that I have is, the head of the seat bends down, which makes your neck bend also! Other than that, it is a good, little gas-saving car!
Great mileage as long as you do not get much snow.
Pros: a good looking car with great gas mileage; I average 40 mpg. Seats adjust up and down as well as forward and back. I have the 6 gear manual transmission which makes the car good on icy hills in the mountains of Vermont. I use four studded snow tires for winter. Cons: not great in places that get a lot of snow. With 15" wheels, the car bogs down in 4- 5" of snow and the wheel wells get packed with snow – that will freeze solid and ruin your tires if you do not clean this out after each snowy drive. I do not plan to lease another.
The Kia Forte is a small compact car that has your basic necessities.
I feel like my Kia Forte is a nice car for young drivers. I have the base model so not all the cool features are included. The car drives smooth with no problems. I am able to break easily without my car skidding. The seats are made of a comfortable material. One thing that I do not like about this car is the fact that there is only one light in the car. It is placed in the middle between the front and back. I have always been used to two lights on the top, one in the front and one in the back. There is also Bluetooth available.
Car experience with Kia forte 2017.
I decided to get the base model on my car due to the price. This was a big mistake because I have very few features I would like such as cruise control. This would cost me over 800 dollars to add. I think when getting a new car you cannot be so excited you forget about the features you want and then regret it later. This will make your experience with the car worse. I also had to replace my tires within a year which is ridiculous. Plus my dealership didn't notify me when I had recalls on the car.