Kia Forte

Software Update Delivers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to More Kia Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz on July 19, 2016


CARS.COM — Kia is expanding the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its lineup via a software update. Eligible models include current and previous model-year vehicles equipped with either with a compatible AVN 4.0 navigation system… Read More

Software Update Delivers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to More Kia Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz on July 19, 2016

CARS.COM — Kia is expanding the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its lineup via a software update. Eligible models include current and previous model-year vehicles equipped with either with a compatible AVN 4.0 navigation system… Read More

Recall Alert: 2013 Kia Forte

By Tom Torbjornsen on June 13, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,000 model-year 2013 Kia Forte cars manufactured between Sept. 10 and Oct. 31, 2012 The Problem: The screws that hold the front seat belt retractor retaining plates may not have been properly tightened and plates may… Read More

Recall Alert: 2011 Kia Forte

By Tom Torbjornsen on February 29, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 10,000 model-year 2011 Kia Forte cars built from Aug. 27 to Nov. 11, 2010 The Problem: A transmission fluid cooler hose may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a transmission fluid leak. If enough transmission fluid… Read More

2017 Kia Forte and Forte5: First Look

By Brian Wong on January 11, 2016

CARS.COM Competes with: Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus Looks like: The Forte5 hatchback gets a new face that evokes the Volkswagen Golf in many ways. The sedan still looks like a Forte; the changes don't alter the look dramatically.… Read More

Study: Women Value Price, Practicality Over Performance, Prestige

By Matt Schmitz on December 22, 2015

Setting aside any debate over the validity — or perhaps lack thereof — of gender roles in society, men and women by some measures have been shown to value different attributes while car shopping. Men prize performance and prestige, while… Read More

2015 Kia Soul, Sportage, Sedona, Forte Stereo Head Unit Issues

By Tom Torbjornsen on October 8, 2015

Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2015 Kia Soul 2015 Kia Sportage 2015 Kia Sedona 2015 Kia Forte The problem: Customers may experience a condition in which, when they try to turn on the head unit to listen to audio content,… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014 Kia Forte

By Jennifer Geiger on January 26, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 87,000 model-year 2014 Kia Forte vehicles manufactured from Dec. 5, 2012, through April 17, 2014 The Problem: In these vehicles, the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt; this could cause a fire. Several consumer reports of… Read More

Improved 2015 Kia Soul Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick, Forte Fails

By Matt Schmitz on September 17, 2014

The 2015 Kia Soul hatchback has rejoined the ranks of vehicles deemed worthy of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick. Meanwhile, the 2015 Forte fell short again after losing its status the previous model year, despite improvements.… Read More

$30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge: Mileage Results

By David Thomas on July 28, 2014

Any car owner will tell you the cost of driving does not begin or end with the sticker price or the monthly payment notice arriving in the mailbox. There's insurance, maintenance and yes, the cost of gasoline. $30,000 Cheap Speed… Read More

$30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge: What the Judges Said

By Patrick Olsen on July 28, 2014

To test our sub-$30,000 speedsters, we put them through an even more rigorous set of tests than we usually use in our Challenges: We spent one day at the Byron, Ill., Dragway to get zero-to-60-mph times and quarter-mile times and… Read More