2017 Kia Forte

  • Type: Sedan
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2017 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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Best Compact Car of 2017

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2017 Kia Forte after 90-days of ownership.
  • Rear visibility
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2017 Kia Forte during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Styling of gauges and instruments

Performance Specs

MPG City

25 - 29


33 - 38


147 - 164


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


Regular Unleaded I-4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2017 Kia Forte Review

The instantly recognizable Kia Forte delivers a spacious interior technologically advanced features and outstanding performance. It’s everything you’re looking for in a compact sedan –and then some. The Forte is a superb combination of modern design advanced technology and lively efficient performance. Choose from 3 models the LX S or the exciting EX. Designed to be spacious for everyone the interior is as good at keeping you comfortable as it is at keeping you in control. Do everything from manage your entertainment to monitor your driving environment all from your dash with available features like the UVO eServices App and Rear-Camera Display. The Forte is also equipped with a number of technologically advanced systems engineered to give greater confidence on the road. Available features include vehicle stability management and electronic stability control. A number of exterior colors and interior finishes are available to personalize your new Forte for a vehicle that’s as unique as you. The Kia Forte… it’s everything you’re looking for.
Get in… relax… and go. You and your passengers will appreciate your Forte’s spacious comfortable tech-savvy interior. Settle in to an available 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and two memory presets for the ideal seating position. With UVO eServices an available infotainment system you can manage your music make hands-free calls and much more. You can even check Vehicle Diagnostics on the large touch screen. Whenever you park UVO eServices can record your vehicle's location and help you find it by using your compatible smartphone.
Get peace of mind every time you drive with Forte’s advanced standard safety systems. Engineered to help you maintain control in harsh road conditions and in some emergency situations active safety systems function automatically so you can focus on driving. If the unexpected should happen numerous passive safety systems like side impact door beams and front seat belt pretensions are there to help minimize injury. An advanced airbag system helps protect you and your passengers with a number of strategically positioned airbags and restraints.
Equipped with a powerful 147 horsepower 2.0-liter engine the Forte LX and S deliver a spirited and responsive ride. EX models provide added excitement with a 2-liter GDI engine pumping out 164 horsepower. Each of these engines feature Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing which helps increase power and reduce exhaust emissions. Get even more control with the available traction control system. When it senses wheel spin it transfers power to the tires that have the most traction.

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Quality Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the first 90 days of ownership
2017 Kia Forte JD Power Award Winner
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