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Kia Forte

Price $15,495 – $29,895
Fuel consumption 6.1 – 9.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 73%(view ratings)
The Forte has quite the lineup: the four-door sedan, the hatchback (Forte5) and the sporty coupe (Koup). The Forte’s three available engines include the basic 147-horespower, 2.0L four cylinder (available only in the sedan), another 2.0L mill with 164 horsepower (available in all three versions) and a turbocharged, 1.6L four that develops 201 horsepower (uplevel versions of the Forte5 and Forte Koup).

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First Drives2020 Kia Forte GT: The Civic Si Can Rest Easy
A good way to stand out from other compact cars is to offer a sporty variant. Kia does exactly that with the Forte GT, and it openly admits that this model is designed to take on the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Jetta GLI . We recently attended a media …
First Drives2020 Kia Forte5: A Hot New Hatchback Exclusive to Canada
Kia introduced the next-generation Forte sedan for 2019. Now, it’s the Forte5 hatchback’s turn to benefit from a complete redesign. And you know what? We Canadians have access to this five-door model, but it isn’t sold in the U.S. The Car Guide recently flew to Victoria, B.C. to attend the …
Test Drives2019 Kia Forte: Well-deserved Awards
Kia is on a roll. It’s the highest-ranking mass-market brand for initial quality for five years in a row according to J.D. Power. The all-new Telluride three-row SUV has the makings of a star. The next-generation Soul EV impresses with ultra-competitive range. As for the Stinger, it was voted as …
First Drives2019 Kia Forte: The Smart Sedan
MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec – The Forte hasn’t had it easy ever since it was introduced for the 2010 model year. At the time, it represented a good leap forward compared to the Spectra it replaced, with much-improved refinement, a more engaging drive and a more attractive design. However, competing in a …
Spotlight on2019 Kia Forte: We’re Driving it This Week
The Car Guide will be getting behind the wheel of the Kia’s compact sedan, which receives major overhaul for the 2019 model year. Overall, the Forte is longer, higher and wider, and in addition to a new exterior design, the car receives a new cockpit that provides more rear-seat leg- …
First Drives2017 Kia Forte Sedan: Jack of All Trades, Master of None
As SUVs have become more popular, compacts have become less so, but they remain sought-after just the same, as evidenced by sales of the Civic, Elantra, Corolla and Mazda3. Given that they are relatively inexpensive, however, they are not exactly cash cows for manufacturers compared to other vehicle types. Still, …

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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 …
News2020 Kia Forte5 Makes North-American Debut in Montreal
After launching the 2019 Kia Forte sedan , the Korean manufacturer has just revealed the five-door Forte5 variant at a private event in Montreal. An interesting move, since Canada is rarely the locale for the major unveiling of an all-new car. And yet, it’s might not be unusual at all.
DetroitKia Releases the First Images of the 2019 Forte
In order to fuel the fire of novelty, Kia has just released a few images of the 2019 Forte that will debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week. They are only drawings, but at least we get a general idea of what Kia’s compact sedan will look like. The …
NewsKia gives Forte sedan, Forte5 hatch handsome update
Kia is giving its Forte sedan and Forte5 hatchback models a facelift just two short years after the launch of the second-generation compact. Inspired by the 2016 Optima , the new-look Forte and Forte5 get a redesigned front fascia that includes a new front bumper, tiger nose grille and headlights …
SEMAThe Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger Will Be At SEMA
The Kia Forte is an honest and nice little compact; while the coupe version isn’t the most fun to drive, it features lots of standard equipment and it’s possible to find one with exactly what you want in it. Until today however, there wasn’t anything in the Forte lineup that …
New YorkKia’s 2014 Models at the New York Auto Show
While many automakers are only unveiling one new vehicle at the New York Auto Show, Kia is introducing no less than three new products for the 2014 model year. These are the Kia Forte Koup, Optima and Soul. 2014 Forte Koup Just like the new Kia Forte5, the Forte Koup …
MontrealKia Forte 2014, all new 3rd generation
The all new 3rd generation Kia Forte introduces the new longer wheelbase platform. Improved aerodynamics help fuel economy while the very European looking bodywork offers a bigger trunk. The lowered floor pan helps ingress and the new dashboard utilizes better, more luxurious looking materials. Kia offers electrically-operated front seats and …
Los AngelesKia Forte 2014: North American World Premiere
Recently, South Korean car builder Kia unveiled the first official photographs of its K3 sedan, better known here as the Forte. Quite simply put it is the little cousin of the Hyundai Elantra. The yet to be completed car already appears as a very seductively styled four-door coupe with more …

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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 …