The Kia Forte is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in a S Auto, LX Manual, LX Auto and EX Auto. The powertrains include 1.6-liter 4 turbo (201 hp), 2.0-liter 4 (147 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 (164 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual and 7-speed sequential transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from NA mpg city to NA mpg highway. The Forte uses Regular fuel.
Competing models include Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Corolla iM, Honda Civic, Kia Soul, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Fiat 500L, Toyota Prius V, Ford Focus, Ford C-MAX, Mini Cooper Clubman, Mitsubishi Lancer and Nissan Sentra.
Last Model Reviewed: 2017
Reviewed Kia Fortes from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:
- 2014 Kia Forte sedan LX 4-cyl
- 2011 Kia Forte hatchback EX 4-cyl
- 2010 Kia Forte coupe SX 4-cyl MT
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