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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

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

What's the Best Cheap Speed Car for $30,000?

By Patrick Olsen on July 28, 2014

Plenty of drivers want a level of performance without breaking the bank. We found eight cars that prove fun at the track is not limited to the well-to-do. $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge Index | What the Judges Said | Mileage Test We focused our… Read More

2014 Kia Forte 5 Photo Gallery

By David Thomas on July 27, 2014

The 2014 Kia Forte5 SX finished fourth in our $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge. "Its suspension is surprisingly capable, and it looks the part of cheap speed with 18-inch wheels, dual-exiting exhaust and blackened exterior trim," said one of our judges.… Read More

What's the Most Affordable Car in 2014?

By David Thomas on July 21, 2014

  Shoppers may face legitimate sticker shock when they're shopping for a new car. TV and radio advertisements may lead them to believe that new cars all get at least 35 mpg for less than $15,000, but the price of… Read More

2013 Honda Civic Versus its Competitors

By Joe Bruzek on March 4, 2014

Before Cars.com's $20,000 Compact Sedan Challenge in November 2013, we took a detailed look at how our long-term 2013 Honda Civic stacked up individually against the 2013 Nissan Sentra, 2013 Toyota Corolla (before the 2014 redesign) and 2014 Kia Forte.… Read More

Cars.com Announces Its Best of 2014 Nominees

By Patrick Olsen on December 9, 2013

Whenever we give out our Best of Award, we focus on quality, innovation and value, and all six of these nominees performed well in all three of those arenas. It's never easy to pick this award; the voting this year… Read More

2014 Kia Forte Photo Gallery

By David Thomas on November 10, 2013

Click any photo for a larger version. All photos by Evan Sears. $20,000 Compact Sedan Challenge: Results $20,000 Compact Sedan Challenge: Index Index | Overview | Results | Mileage… Read More