2015 Kia Forte 5-Door Reviews and Ratings

Hatchback 5D SX I4

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J.D. Power Verified Consumer Reviews (4)
Overall Rating
  4.8 / 5
Reliability
  4.5 / 5
Interior
  4.9 / 5
Exterior
  4.9 / 5
Driving Dynamics
  4.9 / 5

By Larry 10/31/2017 4:06:57 AM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
  5 / 5
2015 Kia Forte 5 SX, 30K miles. Engine has noticeable turbo lag, but is delightful once you are over 2K RPM. Low gears are very tighly spaced for aggressive acceleration. Brakes are good. Steering is nice, not exceptional. Ride is firm but not uncomfortable. Room is nice, quality of fit/finish/materials is very high. Ride excels on fun! I like it better than my 2010 Camaro on tight twisty roads. Reliability has been top notch. Seats can get firm on extended trips, but ride is overall very good.
Reliability
  5 / 5
Interior
  5 / 5
Exterior
  5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
  5 / 5

By Tom C. 10/24/2017 12:04:47 AM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   5 / 5
It Handles well on the highway and in the city. Excellent fuel mileage. It is comfortable both front and back. Plenty of room. I fell in love with the car the minute I saw it on the dealer floor. I drove it off of the dealer floor. My friend and I went to an Amateur Radio flea market and brought some antennas and other equipment home. All we had to do was drop one of the rear seats. Like I said plenty of room.. I am very happy with my Kia Forte 5 and would highly recommend it to others. Was priced to fit my budget.
Reliability
   4.5 / 5
Interior
   5 / 5
Exterior
   5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   5 / 5

By Russel 10/23/2017 8:52:01 PM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   5 / 5
My Kia Forte5 SX is a fun car to drive. It offers a lot of space for trips to Home Depot as well as room for the family. The heated seats in the front and back make winters warm for all while the vented drivers seat makes for cooler drives during the summer. It has been tremendously reliable and so far is the car that I have owned the longest. I would definitely recommend this to any one considering a hatchback.
Reliability
   3.5 / 5
Interior
   4.5 / 5
Exterior
   4.5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   4.5 / 5

By Scott 10/23/2017 8:13:58 PM J.D. POWER VERIFIED OWNER REVIEW
   5 / 5
I use my vehicle for work and chose it for a variety of reasons. The versatility of a hatchback, a manual transmission, uses regular gas, under $25,000, well equipped and fun to drive. Not many cars meet this criteria, but the Forte5 SX does. I have had zero problems and there have been no recalls or service bulletins. I enjoy driving it, but I feel the suspension could use better shocks since it doesn't deal with rough roads all that well. The displays and controls are excellent - easy to use and locate. I usually get around 30 mpg, better than the highway rating. The manual transmission is easy to shift and the clutch is light and smooth. A great car overall that needs some suspension tuning to bring it to the top of it's class.
Reliability
   5 / 5
Interior
   5 / 5
Exterior
   5 / 5
Driving Dynamics
   5 / 5


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