Kia Forte

    This revised version of the Kia Forte is a good notch below the best in this class. On the plus side, the Forte handles responsively and comes with standard electronic stability control. Further, the interior feels airy, controls are simple and rear-seat space is quite good. Fuel economy is competitive as well. Downsides include a stiff ride, noisy engine, and mediocre driving position.
    There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

    Overall Owner Satisfaction

    Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

    Overall Owner Satisfaction

    Owner Satisfaction with:

    Driving Experience

    Includes acceleration and handling

    What Owners Say

    "larger 4 cyl engin and ninbel"

    Dick M., SC (2012 Kia Forte)


    Stephen S., TX (2012 Kia Forte)

    "handles great with all season hp tires and great gas mileage and acceleration for a 4 cyl."

    Joe K., MI (2012 Kia Forte)


    Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride


    Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

    What Owners Say

    "Great car for the money. Very dependable and good fuel economy. Radio died after 4 years."

    Tom H., ME (2012 Kia Forte)

    "got a lot more than I expected Great car"

    Dick M., SC (2012 Kia Forte)
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    Would you buy this car again?

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    Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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