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Kia Forte

Price $15,495 – $29,895
Fuel consumption 6.3 – 9.9 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 72%(view ratings)
Thanks to its numerous configurations, Kia's compact seeks to attract a wide audience. The Forte sedan, Forte5 hatchback and Forte Koup all are offered with various levels of equipment. This year, the sedan offers two different 2.0L four-cylinder engines. There's also a turbocharged 1.6L four the Forte5 and Koup. Lots of safety equipment is also offered, including an autonomous emergency braking system that detects imminent danger and automatically stops the car.

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RecallsKia Seltos, Forte, Soul Recall Hits 20,000 Units in Canada
Kia Canada is announcing a recall on the all-new 2021 Seltos as well as the 2020-2021 Soul and 2020 Forte . Nearly 20,000 units are affected. It’s the first time the Seltos, which hit the market about a year ago, has been recalled. The problem is found in the naturally …
NewsKia Forte to be Refreshed, Possibly Renamed for 2022
The Kia Forte was completely redesigned for 2019 (the Forte5 hatchback followed in 2020) and the 2022 model year will likely see a mid-cycle update. A name change could also be in store. Of course, Kia still hasn’t made an official announcement in Canada or the U.S. (the company is …
RecallsKia Follows Hyundai’s Lead With Engine-related Recall
We suspected Kia would follow the lead of Hyundai , which earlier this week announced a recall on nearly 150,000 vehicles in Canada to update the engine control module. It’s now official: close to 80,000 Kia vehicles in the country will be recalled as part of a similar “Product Improvement …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Mazda3
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. When it comes to compact cars, the only major change for 2021 is the introduction of the completely redesigned Hyundai Elantra , which wasn’t on sale yet when we voted …
News2021 Kia Forte5 GT Goes Old-school, Adds Manual Gearbox
While many automakers are abandoning manual transmissions, Kia is somewhat reversing the trend by adding one to the Forte5 lineup for 2021. More specifically, a six-speed manual gearbox will come standard on the sporty Forte5 GT model, which returned last year with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission only. The latter will …
NewsChevrolet, BMW Have the Best Car Seats, Study Finds
Chevrolet and BMW top J.D. Power’s 2020 Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study released a few days ago. Surprised? The former leads all mainstream car brands with four award-winning vehicles. The Sonic, Impala and Equinox are segment winners, while the Silverado is among the three best pickups/vans. On the luxury side, …
NewsAJAC Announces its 2019 Canadian Car of the Year Category Winners
During the Montreal International Auto Show, The Automobile Journalist Association of Canada revealed its category winners of its 2019 Canadian Car of The Year program. In the Small Car category, the 2019 Kia Forte took the title, and AJAC journalists gave it the highest subjective value rating. It beat the …

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MOTORING TV: Small Car of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held its 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner of Small Car category. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
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Kia Motors Mexican style
Following the recent U.S. election, building vehicles in Mexico has become a controversial topic. Kia Motors is the most recent to join many other auto makers in opening a plant in Mexico. Kia also opened in the state of Georgia in 2011. Let's put aside the politics, and try and …
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2014 Compact Cars Comparison Test
Compact cars are the most popular cars on the market. To take stock of this ever-evolving segment, we have decided to compare and evaluate the seven most in-demand models : Ford Focus, Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Kia Forte.
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2014 Kia Forte
The Kia Forte doesn’t just need to challenge the Elantra, it also has to face the all-new Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla, in addition to the very popular Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Volkswagen Golf. To do so, the Kia Forte boasts a superb exterior, a well-designed interior and …