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The redesigned Forte is among the roomiest compact sedans and promises good fuel economy. The Forte keeps the previous car's 147-hp four-cylinder, but Kia switched to a CVT in order to get better fuel economy for an EPA-rated 34 mpg overall--a two-mpg improvement. That CVT works well and behaves like a conventional transmission even during hard acceleration. Unfortunately the ride is too stiff and handling lacks agility.

Owner Satisfaction

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Predicted Owner Satisfaction

Predicted Owner Satisfaction With:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

Value

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

Styling

How it looks inside and out

Would you buy this car again?

2019 vehicles
Chevrolet Cruze
Honda Civic
Hyundai Elantra
Kia Forte
Kia Soul
Mazda 3
Mini Cooper
Mini Cooper Clubman
Nissan Sentra
Subaru Impreza
Toyota Corolla
Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Jetta
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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