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Kia Forte

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The Kia Forte is available as a sedan and a hatchback. The 2019 Forte starts at $17,690 (MSRP), with a destination charge of $895. It gets EPA-estimated 31-34 MPG combined.
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Commuters

Commuter vehicles have a minimum EPA-estimated mileage of 30 mpg combined. May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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10 Model Years

Forte - 10 Model Years

  • MSRP Range $17,690–$21,990
  • Consumer Rating
    (5.0) 12 reviews
  • Combined MPG 31-34
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Read About the 2019 Model 2019 Forte Articles
  • MSRP Range $16,800–$23,900
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 207 reviews
  • Combined MPG 27-32
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2018
  • Cruise control now standard
  • Five-seat compact sedan or hatchback
  • Turbocharged engine available
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • MSRP Range $10,183–$25,749
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 539 reviews
  • Combined MPG 25-32
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2017
  • Sedan and hatchback refreshed for 2017
  • New front styling
  • New base engine
  • Adds multimedia and safety technology
  • SX models get a turbocharged engine and new transmission
  • New S trim for sedan models
  • Current List Price $8,902–$16,650
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 86 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-30
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2016
  • Sedan and hatchback body styles
  • Related to Hyundai Elantra
  • Several four-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Current List Price $8,056–$15,556
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 66 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-30
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2015
  • Improved gas mileage for 2015
  • Related to Hyundai Elantra
  • Ventilated driver's seat, heated steering wheel available
  • Two four-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Current List Price $5,968–$13,728
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 104 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-29
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2014
  • 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
  • Current List Price $3,577–$13,549
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 48 reviews
  • Combined MPG 27-31
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2013
  • Power-folding side mirrors now available
  • Sedan, coupe or hatchback
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Standard USB port
  • Optional push-button start
  • Current List Price $3,678–$11,590
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 51 reviews
  • Combined MPG 27-31
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2012
  • Sedan, coupe or hatchback
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Standard USB port
  • Optional push-button start
  • Current List Price $3,586–$11,106
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 41 reviews
  • Combined MPG 27-31
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2011
  • Newly optional six-speed automatic for 2011
  • Sedan, coupe or hatchback
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Standard USB port
  • Optional push-button start
  • Current List Price $3,054–$9,854
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 77 reviews
  • Combined MPG 27-29
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2010
  • New for 2010
  • Standard USB port
  • Standard Bluetooth cell phone connectivity
  • Standard stability system
  • Available Fuel Economy Package

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