Kia Forte5

Kia Forte5

About Kia Forte5

The 2017 Kia Forte lineup gets a solid update this year to the 4-door sedan and 5-door Kia Forte5 hatchback. New styling makes the two look like miniaturized versions of the larger Optima sedan; this is a good thing. Under the hood, the base 1.8-liter engine has been replaced with a larger, but more fuel-efficient 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. And both the Forte sedan and Forte5 get upgrades to technology, including enhanced driver-assist systems, and a new infotainment system that incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Put it all together and you have a comprehensive compact-car lineup that goes head-to-head with the Honda Civic, Chevy Cruze, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3 and many others with multiple body styles, good looks and surprising levels of refinement.

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2017 Kia Forte5
What's new for 2017?
2017 Kia Forte5

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.

2016 Kia Forte5
What's new for 2016?
2016 Kia Forte5

The 2016 Kia Forte lineup expands this year with the addition of a new lower-end LX model for the 2016 Forte5 hatchback. Additionally, all LX models get standard keyless entry. Other changes include navigation available on the EX Premium Package, upgraded audio and a few new colors and wheels.

2015 Kia Forte5
What's new for 2015?
2015 Kia Forte5

After a complete redesign last year, the 2015 Kia Forte lineup gets slightly better fuel economy in LX and EX sedans. Additionally, the rear backup camera is now optional as part of the $900 UVO package, rather than a standard feature on EX models.

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Consumer Reviews

4 year old car needs a new engine

By on Thursday, February 15, 2018

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"This car looks sharp inside and out but thats about it. I bought it used about a year and a half ago with 42,000 miles on it. Everything was fine for the first year. It drives smooth but doesnt have as much power or pep as the Mazda 3 I traded in. Ive changed the oil within 3,500 mile intervals, had brake pads and rotors replaced and and some sort of flushing that was required due to the GDI engine. About two weeks ago a loud clicking started happening anytime I accelerated. Of course Im past the Kia warranty period because the 10 year 100,000 mile warranty drops to 5 years and 60,000 miles for the second owner. Ive had the mechanic look at the clicking sound and theyre telling me one of the cylinders is damaged beyond repair and that Ill likely need a new engine. I thinks its absolutely ridiculous that a properly maintained 4 year vehicle is in need of a new engine. And to make matters worse, my extended warranty company is fighting me every step of the way and doing everything they can to deny my claim. So it looks like I will need to pay out of pocket to replace an engine on a 4 year old car that I just paid off. I will never buy another Kia vehicle nor will I ever recommend one to friend, family, or foe."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Good Car

By on Saturday, December 30, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,899

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "great price"

Cons: "base model so no rearview camera, automatic seats."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Love this car! Its just small and not as comfortable for an older person. Perfect car for a younger adult/teen. Would recommend."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

After 4 Honda Accords, Im hooked!

By on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,888

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "comfort, size, gas mileage, value"

Cons: "really, no cruise?, low seating position,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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 mileage is amazing! I have had four Honda Accords since 1993 and I am hooked on Kia! I would have never even considered another make but Honda, but this Kia really wowed me. Honda has priced me out of their entire lineup and I needed a replacement for my last Accord, an 03 V6 EX sedan with 250K miles and a slipping transmission. I looked at Honda, Toyota, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, and finally at Kia. The car is so impressive with its features, mileage, warranty, and comfort for the price! Mine is a CPO with 19K miles that I bought for 12K! The nicest Civic that I looked at with the same price has over 100K miles and was five years old. I hope that my Kia gives me many miles of service since I tend to keep my cars until they lie down and die. The only negative aspect that I have discovered is the lack of cruise control. I hardly use this feature, but in 2017, even the most base cars of most lines have cruise. Wake up Kia/Hyundai!"

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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