2010 Kia Forte

  • Type: Sedan
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2010 Kia Forte Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Car of 2010

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2010 Kia Forte after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • Forward visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2010 Kia Forte during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 25


31 - 34


156 - 173


4 speed, Automatic w/OD, 5 speed, Automatic w/OD, 5 speed, Manual w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2010 Kia Forte Review

The 2010 Forte is changing the face of Kia and setting new benchmarks for compact sedans. Meticulously engineered chassis and suspension systems work in harmony blending dynamic handling and ride comfort. Under the hood Forte offers a choice of two four-cylinder engines with up to 173 horsepower for exuberant performance. Forte raises the bar for comfort roominess and convenience in a compact sedan. Power windows door locks power heated side mirrors and hands-free Bluetooth cell phone capability are standard on every model. And if you crave more Forte is available with some surprising extras – like leather seats automatic climate control and alloy sport pedals. Safety comes naturally to the Kia Forte. It’s equipped with the standard protection of six airbags complemented by the sure-footed stopping power of four-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes and a rigid body structure that helps channel crash energy away from you and your passengers. The 2010 Kia Forte a car you’ll be proud to call your own.

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