2013 Kia Forte consumer reviews

$15,400–$16,400 MSRP range
side view of 2013 Forte Kia
77% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 4.3
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4.0

contantly buying bulbs, but no recalls

i am a short person 5ft tall. this vehicle is a good driving car but the seats need to adjust better for someone not as tall as most people. my problem is that i am constantly having to replace exterior light bulbs. was recently in a wreck had to have the back totally replaced and now i was pulled over yesterday because i have no break lights again... it has to be something to do with the wiring otherwise why would it constantly be blowing out the lights. i see no other reason... i do not drive my car too much 2013 with less than 50000 miles.

4.4

Very Pleased with Initial Purchase

First Kia I have driven(or owned) but am very impressed by the quality on the interior and the performance of the car. I love the gas mileage (around 34 mpg) and the ease with which it is to drive this car. It is fun has a bit of get up and go and great big trunk for such a small car.

5.0

Great Purchase !! Purchase Used

I have never had a Kia before and this is a great vehicle to drive and since I purchased it I have been checking the mileage and at this time city mileage is about 25 miles per gallon BUT one thing I was really concerned about is that it does get 32 Miles per gallon on the Highway as stated alot of room for such a small or medium sized vehicle

4.6

Excellent car

We purchased our 2013 Forte EX hatchback new in October 2012, with only 6 miles on the odometer. Car has 72,xxx miles as of January 2018. We are extremely pleased with this vehicle so far. It has never required any repairs, major or minor. Only standard maintenance items. The original brake pads lasted nearly 65,000 miles! The interior is surprisingly spacious and comfortable for a small vehicle. Good for road trips. The handling and overall driving experience is nothing to write home about but it is not bad by any means. Fuel economy could be much better but considering the low cost of upkeep we are willing to let it slide. All things considered we will be holding onto this car for a while.

4.3

Gas saver and reliable

This car was purchased for travelling long distances regularly for work. It did the job. Stylish and comfortable for the driver. Was not the greatest in the winter but it is a lightweight 4 cylinder...expected. Depending on your needs...it would be a great buy.

5.0

Economic, reliable, comfortable

I liked this car the moment I saw it. I never buy anything without second thoughts, but when I saw this car I had the feeling I was buying a car that I will enjoy. And have been very lucky to had bought a car that is very economic, comfortable, has the space necessary. I enjoy the way the trunk space is distributed and how the door opens.

4.3

Cool Car

Confortable, leather seats, nicest car ever, economy, lcd screen, everything really good, big and elegant.

4.4

Kia Forte 2013

very reliable vehicle and efficient for the money. The car is a small compact car and great on gas mileage.

2.1

Most unreliable car I have owned

Engine failed without warning at 120,000 miles requiring replacement of the engine even though the received regular maintenance.

5.0

Fits my needs perfectly

Excellent gas mileage and handles beautifully. Comfortable for driver especially and for passengers. Easy to reach controls. Heats and cools quickly. And I love the very convenient drop down sunglasses holder!