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EX Key Features & Specs

Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 34 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • Engine: 2.0L I4 DOHC D-CVVT GDI
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic -inc: Sportmatic shifting
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 3.06 Axle Ratio
  • 68-Amp/Hr 600CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 90 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar
  • Electric Power-Assist Steering
  • 13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Exterior Features

  • Wheels: 17" x 7.0J Alloy
  • Tires: P215/45R17
  • Wheels w/Silver Accents
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights

Entertainment Features

  • Radio: UVO Link AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM -inc: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 7-inch color touch-screen rear camera display, 6 speakers w/door-mounted tweeters, USB/auxiliary input jacks and Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Voice Activation
  • Streaming Audio
  • Integrated Roof Antenna
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Interior Features

  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's seat
  • Driver Seat
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Vinyl Door Trim Insert
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Leather Seat Trim
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Front Map Lights
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Rigid Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

2018 Kia Forte Owner Reviews

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Great small family car that offers great mpg and is fun to drive.

2018 Kia Forte EX

Just passed 25k and no issues. I love my car with the rear camera and lane assist. Great power and gas mileage. I get around 34 mpg. I only wish the sound system was more powerful and better. It does have a lot of audio options just the sound is not the best. Having steering wheel buttons is great and Bluetooth calls. Seats are comfy. I drove 13 hr trip was tired but never discomfort.

- John A

Very good car, perfect for commuters, families...

2018 Kia Forte EX

The performance on this vehicle is great, it's reliable and extremely comfortable. The best feature for me is the hands free option it allows me the freedom to drive without the hassle of holding a phone or having a Bluetooth device directly in your ear while operating the vehicle. This car only takes 24.00 dollars to fill allowing me a busy mom to save a ton of money.

- Cameron R

Great car for families on the go.

2018 Kia Forte EX

The number one thing right now is air conditioning since we are in hot weather and it's really comfortable to drive and it's really quiet and I love the turning radius of it. I feel safe driving my kids in it. It's a nice family vehicle and it has a really huge trunk. You are able to fold down the seats so that you can have more room to store your bike.

- Julie W

Kia forte has excellent mpg a simple car with above expectations performance.

2018 Kia Forte EX

The 2018 Kia forte is great and small. It is fantastic on gas, I personally have gotten over 50 miles per gallon, cargo space is limited but the trunk can hold 2 large suitcases the back seats lay down and I fit a 6 foot treadmill in the car. It is a fast car, top speed says 160mph. 0 to 100 is a quick accomplishment for a small economy car.

- Zach M

This is a car for a small family. A good commuter car.

2018 Kia Forte EX

It is smaller than I like, but reliable. It doesn't have a middle armrest with cup holders in the back seat and I didn't discover it doesn't have a dome light until several weeks after I purchased it. I have never seen a car without a dome light. It could also come with better tires It does have a lot of trunk space and is good on gas.

- Nikki A

Laurie's Kia forte. I really love this car. It meets all of my needs...

2018 Kia Forte EX

I have built in GPS screen and I love it. I use it every time I get in the car. The seats are comfortable. It runs very smooth. The sound system is really nice. It has Bluetooth, so I can talk through the car on the phone, through messenger and texts. I get between 37 and 41 miles per gallon on the highway. 28 to 35 in town.

- Laurie S

Reliable family car with Bluetooth

2018 Kia Forte EX

My vehicle is a very reliable car, it drives smooth and has brought me everywhere I have needed to go. My only complaint is that the newest version of it (only a year apart) is so much more updated and has so many more features. Although the car does not have a lot of features it is still the best car I have ever had.

- Miranda F

Interesting reliable car?

2018 Kia Forte EX

My car saves gas and its front wheel drive so when you accelerate you will feel that kick if your into fast cars overall it's a small reliable car that will not let you down and has comfortable seats if you're a traveler stuck on the road for hours and the trunk capacity is very good for groceries and small luggage

- Angel M

Perfect car for young people, family and helps you save a lot of money

2018 Kia Forte EX

Good car, perfect performance, is very good for traveling is comfortable fast does not waste too much gas, helps you a lot to save money, car has an option to change transmission to sport that helps you get faster to your destiny, I usually spent like 30-25 every week on gas and I drive long distances

- Luis M

Great pick up speed along with a slap shifter

2018 Kia Forte EX

I really enjoy my Kia Forte for the comfort and ridability. I love that it has a slap shifter. Radio has great sound. Has four doors for company to ride along. Has a nice running engine that has great pick-up speed. Has a lot of trunk room and has a pull down back seat for easy access to the trunk.

- Ricky G

The favorite part about my car is the gas mileage.

2018 Kia Forte EX

I love my car it doesn't have much issues. The sound from the drive is quiet and relaxing. It is great on gas mileage and it doesn't cost much to maintain. It also has great steering compared to other car models. It's spacious and roomy for passengers while not making the driver feel cramped

- Isaiah J

Great car for road trips/great family car.

2018 Kia Forte EX

Great on gas, get an average of 42 mpg. Doing long road trips I get closer to 50 mpg. Interior is very nice. Very easy to clean. Radio & electronics are very easy to use. . I have lots of room/leg room. Folding seats in back from trunk make moving things easier. All around great family car.

- Tina P

Cozy Little Car That Is Great To Get Around

2018 Kia Forte EX

My car is pretty great. I get great gas mileage. It has enough from for me and my kids. We get around comfortably daily. Trunk space is great. I love the black trimming and dark seats. AC works great and we have not had any issues so far. Would definitely recommend to another buyer.

- Kathryn D

A dependable drive! Has many safety features

2018 Kia Forte EX

This is a very nice car! The ex Kia Forte drives smooth, it is comfortable. This car is fully loaded, has all the perks. Nice safety features, you feel real good driving this car. Leather seats, seat warmers for cold weather. Alloy wheels to make it a good drive!

- Vincent N

I just have one problem that's all

2018 Kia Forte EX

I really like my Kia Forte. It's nice for a person like me! I'm single and I have a dog and we both fit in the car just fine. When I start a family I will still have a lot of room! The problems I have is sometimes my keys get stuck and I have to juggle them out.

- Hannah S

Everything about this car is amazing!

2018 Kia Forte EX

I have no issues or problems with my car. I love every detail about the Kia forte. The radio system is amazing and I love how it's stick shift and automatic. I haven't had any issues with mechanical work and it drives so smooth. I recommend buying this car 100%

- Katie D

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