Kia Forte Models and Forte History

In 2010, Kia introduced the Forte as an economicallypriced four-door compact sedan that was also offered as a two-door coupe. Itoffered an array of features, several trim levels and plenty of optionalupgrades. In 2011, Kia added a six-speed automatic transmission and introduceda four-door hatchback version of the Forte. The 2012 Forte remained relativelyunchanged from the previous model year. In 2013, Kia upgraded the soundinsulation in the Forte and offered LED running lights and powered side mirrorsthat could fold. No significant changes were made to the 2014 model year of theForte.

New and Used Forte Prices, Kia Forte Model Years and History

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The Forte brings true luxury and technology features to an economically priced sedan that offers serious bang for the buck.
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

Kia’s best-selling Forte sedan provides affordable entry-level luxury, backed by an industry leading warranty.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 3.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 3.3
Overall Rating
 4.0

The Kia Forte brings comfort and convenience with its two-door coupe.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 3.7
Acceleration
 3.0
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 3.7
Overall Rating
 4.0

A quality mid-sized design that leaves plenty of upgrade options available for those who desire an amenity-rich vehicle, one that’s backed by a long term warranty for ultimate peace-of-mind.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

Redesigned for 2014, the Kia Forte is a compact sedan, competitive in its segment due to attractive styling, premium features, and impressive fuel economy.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 3.5
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.0

Now equipped with standard power folding exterior mirror, the 2013 Kia Forte is a compact sedan that utilizes a front engine FWD layout.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 7 )
Braking
 4.9
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 4.4
Acceleration
 4.4
Dependability
 4.9
Handling
 4.9
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.7

A compact sedan with seating for five, the 2012 Kia Forte is an economical conscience vehicle capable of 37 miles per gallon.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 3.8
Fuel Economy
 3.8
Interior Comfort
 3.2
Acceleration
 4.2
Dependability
 4.4
Handling
 3.8
Ride Quality
 3.2
Overall Rating
 3.8

Offering increased smoothness with the upgrade to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2011 Kia Forte enters into its second production year as a contending compact sedan.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 4.5

A brand new model, the 2010 Kia Forte is an affordably priced, but well-equipped mid-size five-passenger sedan capable of 34 mpg on the highway.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
Not Available
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 4.4
Fuel Economy
 4.8
Interior Comfort
 4.2
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.2
Overall Rating
 4.6