The redesigned for 2019 Kia Forte brings simple controls, impressive fuel economy and a respectable list of standard advanced safety features. But while at one time is was one of the better affordable cars, the new Forte has regressed to basic transportation. It suffers from a stiff ride and its cabin is extremely loud even by the category’s modest standards.
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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.

Predicted Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

Value

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

Would you buy this car again?

2019 vehicles
Chevrolet Cruze
Honda Civic
Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra GT
Kia Forte
Kia Soul
Mazda 3
Mini Cooper
Nissan Sentra
Subaru Impreza
Toyota C-HR
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla Hatchback
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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