2021 Kia Forte consumer reviews

$17,890–$18,790 MSRP range
side view of 2021 Forte Kia
94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8
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very good very comfortable and very impressive sup

I own a very nice car, I like it very much, the handling is great I would recommend it to everyone good price performance good


A very nice car all around.

I love this car. It looks great. All the tech and safety features are through the roof cool. So far it has been super reliable. This is my first car that is not American made and I love it.


Love my 2021 Kia forte. Love it all the way around

I’ve had my Kia for 20 months, am leasing the car. I like that it’s got a sporty look, rides smooth and has lots of great features! Hope to keep or get another one somewhere down the line.


Loved it more than my ex wife!

Freaking sweet ride! Dude! Kia has succeeded in yanking the domestic market from our U.S. produced or rather , assembled vehicles! Love the Kia forte GT 6 speed! Awesome!


Worst car I have ever purchased.

This car has been nothing but trouble since I bought it. It has just over 70k miles and the engine light has been on the past 10k. It dies at stop lights and stop signs. The engine light codes are all about the Camshaft being miss aligned or something like that.


What is going on with Kia's Automobiles. Not right

The air condition on my 2021 Kia Forte only works on the front and floor vents and not the defogger vents on the windshield, so if it is summertime and raining out, you would have to turn on the heat to defog the windows because turning on the air for the defogger only makes it hotter in the car instead of keeping it cooler. I took it to the dealer twice. The first time, they made it seem as if they corrected the issue. Second time they said they would have to compare it with another Kia Forte. Well I knew this will be pointless because after all I've read reviews with people having the same issues with the same make and model. So I asked the mechanic can he compare the issue with another make and model, because other cars I've had in the past has not had this problem.. He said he would try and I told him I want to witness if the other make and model does the exact thing. This never happened, one of the employees came and told me that they have contacted engineering dept. and that they will give me a call and let me know what they are going to do. They called me 4 business days later and said that air is not suppose to come out of the windshield vent because it will fog the windshield up and that is dangerous, which is the same spill the mechanic gave me before saying he will test another Kia Forte to see if they're having the same issue. So I asked what's the next step and the employee Kyle told me there's nothing that can be done. I told him I cannot ride the next three summers with the air on my face and feet, that I have arthritis which is painful and that I need to lease another model where the air works through every vent. He said he would have the general manager give me a call. Now on the reviews I read on the 2021 Kia Fortes, people were have the same issues with their cooling system as well. The responses on what should be done and what can be wrong were, "Take the car in to the dealership to have them assess the situation." "There can be a number of issues as to why this is happening, one might be it could be an electrical issue," which was what Kyle said to me as well, but, how quickly he forgot that when he called me back to tell me what the engineer said.


Very classy , well built and brand new

Great price and well made. Fun to drive and very well loaded. Very comfortable Seats and dash has great features. Trunk area is huge. Very eager to take it on a trip


Hidden gem

This vehicle exceeded our expectations. The ride, the comfort, the safety features, and passenger / driver room. We went with the GT- line Forte and have absolutely fallen in love with it.


Excellent car for price

Met all our needs for our granddaughter.it’s was a graduation gift .worth every penny ...should last through her college years and then some..will get another some day


2021 Kia forte gt very quick car for the money

The Kia Forte GT is a fun car to drive with the turbo making this car a little hot rod for less than 300/m lease. Also the car looks great with the 18 inch wheels and all the safety features it comes standard on this model.