Based on 200 Ratings for the 2010 - 2013 models.Review this car
By Baker on Friday, July 18, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "All +++++"
Cons: "Power is good, for Gas savings!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"This is an excellent vehicle for those who have thrift in mind and yet want all the features in more expensive models. Gas economy is excellent, 27.5 in city driving, Highway driving 30 with the air on, can go to 33 without air or even better. Mechanically I have owned it for three years as good as the day I drove it out of the show room. In the city it's good and on the highway it performs well. Ride is good, sensitive steering electric power steering is very responsive. Once you go to Cruise control gas savings go up even with air on. Sound system could be a bit better but it is good. Great car mini limo for less cost. Great for young people as a starter, but you will always appreciate it's cost savings no matter what you own in the future!"
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By GTEPro51 on Tuesday, July 08, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "Handling, Traction, Interior"
Cons: "Reliability, Transmission Systems"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"This car is great for handling in the summer and rain months, however, don't drive in the snow, especially in Chicago. My car has had three (3) transmissions, that's right, three transmissions. The first was a leak in the sealing, causing fluid to leak at a decent rate. The second was replaced because a ground blew, and the car remained in 3rd gear, even when in park or reverse. I've had 9 tyres replaced, because the camber continues to return to a poor state. I've tried to "baby" this car, but, I've spent more in repairs after the 36,000mi/3yr warranty at intial in 2010, than I've paid for used cars at 90K miles. This one has about 57K miles on the car, and the transmission is going again. I don't even live or drive in the city, so she gets proper gear shifting. Good interior I would say."
By Houston123 on Monday, July 07, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,900overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Looks and sounds cool"
Cons: "Tires cause problems"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"Got a good deal on this car 4 years ago, and have had minor issues. The main issues I have had are the tires. They are the low profile tires, which doesn't work well on many roads (highways or pot-hole roads). It is a good car, that looks really cool, but I probably wouldn't get one again. It surprisingly has a lot of leg room inside. It's just not made for tall people because there is little head room since it's a short car."
By 5thwarder on Monday, July 07, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Good get up and go!"
Cons: "Not a lot of leg room in the rear seats."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I am pleased with the overall performance of my Kia Forte. I like the looks and I feel its safe for me and my family. The only thing I would change is I'd get a sun roof. I'm not totally pleased with the rear seat leg room but that's a sacrifice made by not getting the Optima! My next car will be a more fuel efficient one possibly a hybrid."
By Peggy on Tuesday, July 01, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 21,838overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Right size, right fit and right price"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I am taking over my husband's Kia Sorento and don't need to have 2 cars. That is the only reason I am selling my Kia Forte."
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