Kia Forte

Kia Gives Top Soul Trim a Turbo Boost

By Fred Meier on Fri Nov 11 13:00:41 GMT-06:00 2016


CARS.COM — Kia's hamsters didn't lie when their ad promised a turbo Soul this winter. The brand has unveiled a real exclamation mark for the 2017 Soul — a 201-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Related: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Review: Quick Spin… Read More

Kia Gives Top Soul Trim a Turbo Boost

By Fred Meier on Fri Nov 11 13:00:41 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Kia's hamsters didn't lie when their ad promised a turbo Soul this winter. The brand has unveiled a real exclamation mark for the 2017 Soul — a 201-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Related: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Review: Quick Spin… Read More

Which 2017 Cars Have Android Auto?

By Rick Popely on Mon Oct 10 05:00:45 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Forget about fuel economy, acceleration times or reliability. What many new-car shoppers want to know is if they'll be able to integrate their smartphone with a car's multimedia system. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which allow operation of… Read More

Which 2017 Cars Have Apple CarPlay?

By Rick Popely on Mon Oct 10 05:00:35 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Forget about fuel economy, acceleration times or reliability. What many new-car shoppers want to know is if they'll be able to integrate their smartphone with a car's multimedia system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which allow operation of… Read More

What's the Best Car for an Uber Driver?

By Matt Schmitz on Wed Sep 28 05:30:55 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — If you catch rides frequently with the reigning champs of ride-hailing, Uber and Lyft, you might hear a common refrain while chatting up your drivers about their car: "I bought it just to do this," they'll often say.… Read More

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

By Matt Schmitz on Tue Jul 19 09:29:55 GMT-06:00 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 Mon Jun 13 14:20:33 GMT-06:00 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 Mon Feb 29 11:25:42 GMT-06:00 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 Mon Jan 11 13:15:00 GMT-06:00 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 Tue Dec 22 11:32:14 GMT-06:00 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 Thu Oct 08 00:00:00 GMT-06:00 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