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2019 Kia Forte

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$17,690 — $21,990 MSRP
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Sedan
5 Seats
31-34 MPG
(Combined)
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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Compact sedans aren't exactly flying off the shelves, but that didn't keep Kia from redesigning its entry in the segment, showing at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit: the completely overhauled 2019 Forte.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
20 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

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(5.0)

Most technologically equipped car I've owned.

by Sophikia from Toronto on December 15, 2018

I purchased the LX. This car is packed with features and it's not even the top trim level! It boasts a CVT transmission, back-up camera, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, semi-autonomous lane ... Read full review

(5.0)

Affordable tho Loaded, Highly Rated, Just Great!

by brenda515 from Boynton Beach FL on December 4, 2018

Meets our needs and then some! Awesome vehicle, with many features, but it was also a great lease price. It has electronic features we have never had before, and it drives beautifully and is ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Kia Forte currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Kia Forte has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Kia

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Forte received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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