(4.6) 65 reviews
MSRP: $8,124$15,216
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 24-29
Engine: 173-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2014 Kia Forte

Our Take on the 2014 Kia Forte

Our Take

Redesigned for 2014, Kia's new Forte sedan now shares platforms with the Elantra from affiliated automaker Hyundai. Longer and wider than its predecessor, the redesigned Forte competes with a familiar slate of compacts, among them the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Toyota Coro... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Optional engine is still modestly powered
  • Rearward visibility
  • Rear seating height for adults

Notable Features

  • Redesigned sedan for 2014
  • Longer, wider than predecessor
  • Related to Hyundai Elantra
  • Available ventilated driver's seat, heated steering wheel
  • Two four-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic transmission

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.