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2017 Kia Forte

EX Sedan2.0L I-4FWD6A8.4 sec16.5 sec @ 85.8 mph25/33/26.4 mpgMotor Trend
Forte5 SX T-GDI 5-door Hatchback1.6L Turbo I-4FWD6M6.6 sec15.0 sec @ 94 mph23/29/28 mpgCar and Driver
Forte5 SX T-GDI 5-door Hatchback1.6L Turbo I-4FWD7A6.7 sec15.3 sec @ 93 mph25/30/28 mpgCar and Driver
S Sedan2.0L I-4FWD6A8.7 sec16.8 sec @ 86 mph29/38/27 mpgCar and Driver
S Sedan2.0L I-4FWD6A8.3 sec16.3 sec @ 88 mph29/38/34.1 mpgMotor Week

2015 Kia Forte

Forte5 SX T-GDI 5-door Hatchback1.6L Turbo I-4FWD6A6.9 sec15.3 sec @ 89.4 mph21/29/27 mpgMotor Trend

2014 Kia Forte

EX Sedan2.0L I-4FWD6A7.3 sec15.6 sec @ 90 mph24/36/28 mpgCar and Driver
EX Sedan2.0L I-4FWD6A7.4 sec15.8 sec @ 89 mph24/36/25 mpgCar and Driver
EX Sedan2.0L I-4FWD6A7.8 sec16.0 sec @ 87.3 mph24/36/24.4 mpgMotor Trend
EX Sedan2.0L I-4FWD6A8.1 sec16.2 sec @ 86.3 mph24/36/31 mpgMotor Trend
EX Sedan2.0L I-4FWD6A8.8 sec16.8 sec @ 85 mph24/36/30.8 mpgMotor Week
Forte5 SX T-GDI 5-door Hatchback1.6L Turbo I-4FWD6A6.4 sec14.9 sec @ 93 mph21/29/27 mpgCar and Driver
Forte5 SX T-GDI 5-door Hatchback1.6L Turbo I-4FWD6M7.5 sec15.7 sec @ 89 mph21/29/21 mpgCar and Driver
Forte5 SX T-GDI 5-door Hatchback1.6L Turbo I-4FWD6A6.6 sec15.1 sec @ 92.8 mph21/29/---- mpgMotor Trend
Forte5 SX T-GDI 5-door Hatchback1.6L Turbo I-4FWD6M6.7 sec15.1 sec @ 92.6 mph21/29/---- mpgMotor Trend
Koup SX T-GDI Coupe1.6L Turbo I-4FWD6M6.9 sec15.2 sec @ 94 mph22/29/27 mpgCar and Driver
Koup SX T-GDI Coupe1.6L Turbo I-4FWD6M6.8 sec15.1 sec @ 93.9 mph22/29/---- mpgMotor Trend

2011 Kia Forte

EX Sedan2.0L I-4FWD6A9.2 sec17.1 sec @ 83.2 mph26/36/23.9 mpgMotor Trend
SX 5-door Hatchback2.4L I-4FWD6M7.5 sec15.9 sec @ 88 mph22/32/24 mpgCar and Driver
SX 5-door Hatchback2.4L I-4FWD6A8.9 sec16.9 sec @ 84 mph23/32/25 mpgCar and Driver
SX 5-door Hatchback2.4L I-4FWD6A8.7 sec16.7 sec @ 83.7 mph23/32/---- mpgMotor Trend

2010 Kia Forte

EX Sedan2.0L I-4FWD4A8.8 sec16.6 sec @ 85 mph25/34/22 mpgCar and Driver
EX Sedan2.0L I-4FWD4A10.3 sec17.6 sec @ 80.8 mph25/34/28.8 mpgMotor Trend
Koup SX Coupe2.4L I-4FWD6M7.1 sec15.7 sec @ 91 mph22/32/22 mpgCar and Driver
Koup SX Coupe2.4L I-4FWD6M7.1 sec15.4 sec @ 89.9 mph22/32/---- mpgMotor Trend
Koup SX Coupe2.4L I-4FWD6M8.6 sec16.6 sec @ 87 mph22/32/25.3 mpgMotor Week
SX Sedan2.4L I-4FWD5A8.6 sec16.6 sec @ 85 mph23/31/32 mpgCar and Driver
SX Sedan2.4L I-4FWD6M7.3 sec15.7 sec @ 91 mph22/32/24 mpgCar and Driver
SX Sedan2.4L I-4FWD5A8.9 sec16.8 sec @ 84 mph23/31/27.6 mpgMotor Week

About Kia Forte

Kia is bent on conquering the world with its latest version of the Kia Forte. It is Kia’s answer to the Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Honda Civic. To achieve world domination, Kia equipped the car with a long list of high quality features such as a heated steering wheel and heated rear seat, which are not available in its rivals.

Apart from such notable features, the body of the Kia Forte is distinctly larger than most small cars. Its size is somewhere between a compact car and a midsize sedan. With its impressive exterior styling, this car appears very sleek and very modern.

A Brief Look at the History of the Kia Forte

Kia Forte 0-60Kia Motors launched the Kia Forte in mid-2008. Replacing the old Kia Cerato, it was available in three trim levels: two-door coupe, four-door sedan and five-door hatchback. In its native country, South Korea, it is known as the Kia K3. The car is available all over the world, except in Russia and Ukraine.

In the car markets of Australia, Brazil and Costa Rica, this car is sold under the brand name Kia Cerato. It is sold under a modified name in Singapore and Colombia – Kia Cerato Forte.


If you are thinking of buying this car, you need to look at its most important specs.

  • Engine: 1.8 Liter, Inline 4, Multi-Point Injection (MPI), 145 hp. @ 6,500 rpm, 130 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm of torque
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • Drive train: front wheel drive
  • Steering: Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
  • Brakes: 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/ ABS, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist
  • Suspension: Front: MacPherson Struts, Gas Shock Absorbers, Stabilizer, Rear: Torsion Beam, Coil Springs, Monotube Shock Absorbers


The performance of the current Kia Forte is good overall. Its steering system enables you to choose the level of assist that you want. The customization offered by the electric power steering will give you three different modes of boost.

The four-cylinder version is mostly free of vibration, but can be noisy at times. Although it does not quickly accelerate, it handles very well and is not at all sluggish. It can run from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than 8 seconds.

This current Forte soaks up the roughness of a choppy pavement, but there’s still some amount of noise heard inside the cabin. In light maneuvers, the car feels firm, but in sudden unexpected movements, it allows more body motion.

The power steering allows you to choose three levels – sport, normal and comfort. Although it doesn’t affect its quickness level, it does add some needed weight as you turn the wheel.

Fuel Economy

Compared to its nearest rivals, the EPA ratings for the current version of the Kia Forte is slightly below. Its fuel consumption can range from 24 miles per gallon in the city, and 37 mpg on the highway.

But if the Forte is equipped with a 2.0 liter engine and automatic transmission, there is an improvement in its fuel mileage. You can get 26 mpg in the city, and 39 on the highway. However, you must consider that many compact cars sold today boast of getting 40 miles to the gallon. Some more improvements in the fuel efficiency of this car will make it more competitive against its rivals.


Safety features of the Kia Forte have improved compared to its older versions. Kia has brought the car’s safety features up to five-star standard. Its nearest competitors, though, have more safety devices as standard issues.

The previous three-star frontal impact score of the previous versions of the Forte has been upgraded to four-star by the IIHS. Its overall score has now gone up to five stars. In addition, the IIHS has upgraded the ‘poor’ rating of the car’s overlap frontal test to ‘marginal’.

The standard safety items in the Kia Forte include six airbags and stability control. Bluetooth is also added to the new version of the Forte. Outside visibility is not as good as with the other cars in its class.

Comfort and Quality

The Kia Forte is a compact car, but it has a spacious trunk and roomy cabin. Inside the cabin, it seems the car is bigger than its real size.

Its longer and lower roofline provides more passenger space than its older version. The roomy space is more noticeable at the front. Its general layout is almost seamless with no major flaw at all.

The sense of quality is very high inside the cabin. It has a good mixture of high quality materials, from soft touch plastic to the additional sound insulation that softens the powertrain noise.

There is also an improvement in the size of the storage space. The trunk is larger than most of its competitors. Loading is easy because of the wider trunk lid. If the trunk is already full the rear seats can be folded or laid down flat to get more storage space.

If you want to read more about Kia Forte, visit the official Kia website.

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