Kia Forte Sedan
The 2017 Kia Forte sedan and Forte5 hatchback get styling updates and new features to counter the onslaught of fresher competition.
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You'll Like This Car If...
The 2017 Forte lineup offers you a choice of practical 4-door or Euro-styled 5-door hatchback, each replete with a generous warranty, lots of standard features and a decent price.
You May Not Like This Car If...
While we love the sedan and hatchback's new looks and tech, the reality is that the Forte still comes up short when it comes to the kind of agility and power that gets enthusiasts' blood pumping. Also, those base prices are low, but they rise quickly as you add options.
What's New for 2017
The 2017 Kia Forte sedan and Forte5 hatchback receive Optima-inspired styling this year. New driver-assist technology includes automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available. There's a new 2.0-liter base engine, a new S trim for the sedan, and a new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for the SX mode. The Kia Forte Koup is no more.
How does it compare?
|#1||2017 Ford Focus||160|
|#2||2018 Chevrolet Cruze||153|
|#3||2017 Chevrolet Cruze||153|
|#4||2018 Kia Forte||147|
|#6||2017 Kia Forte||147|
|#1||2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4||37|
|#2||2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4||37|
|#3||2018 Toyota Yaris iA||35|
|#4||2017 Toyota Yaris iA||35|
|#18||2017 Kia Forte||28|
|#1||2018 Chevrolet Cruze||9.5|
|#2||2017 Chevrolet Cruze||9.5|
|#3||2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4||8.9|
|#4||2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4||8.9|
|#6||2017 Kia Forte||8.8|
Based on 62 ratings for the 2014 - 2018 models.
December 30, 2017
Love this car! Its just small and not as comfortable for an older person. Perfect car for a younger adult/teen. Would recommend.
December 15, 2017
My first new car
I picked this car up at 35 miles and I love driving it! I love this car! Looks nice and a smooth ride. Comfort and convenience lost a...
Amazed with my Forte
September 12, 2017
After 4 Honda Accords, Im hooked!
I bought my 2017 Forte LX automatic one week ago. I was impressed at the number of features for the money and the comfort! The gas...
May 03, 2017
1 YEAR DOWN AND LOVING IT
I purchased this car in March of 2016 with 42 miles on it. I have driven to Cleveland from Austin to see family, have used it for other...
April 26, 2017
Love this car!
Really to soon to tell for reliability but so far so good, I love every thing about this car so far, Its fun to drive and comfortable....
November 21, 2016
I love my car
I've owned my car for a little over 5 months now. And I must say I'm impressed at the overall sportiness and agile driving dynamics it...
September 29, 2016
Exactly what I wanted.
I wanted something a little sporty, nothing over the top, but more than most. If I take it easy with the throttle, I can get 32+ MPG,...
September 19, 2016
Amazing! Comfortable! Beautiful!!!
I love my new car. We bought it over the weekend brand new and I took it out yesterday to get aquainted with it and feel it out. I LOVE...
May 22, 2016
Great Value, Excellent Milage
I love my KIA Forte 5! I have had this little sweetie for a little over one year and I am still very happy. The car is comfortable as I...
January 22, 2016
Very happy with my purchase!
I got the 2016 Forte5, 6 speed, turbo model and she is one sweet ride. I use it for Ubering riders around Puget Sound. Quite roomy in...