2017 Kia Forte Sedan 4D LX I4

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    4 Cyl

  • Displacement

    2.0 L

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  • Fuel tank

    13 Gal

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What People Are Paying

Prices shown are the prices people paid including dealer discounts for a used 2017 Kia Forte Sedan 4D LX I4 with standard options and in good condition with an average of 12,000 miles per year. Taxes and fees (title, registration, license, document and transportation fees) are not included.

Average price paid

Data from 1,484 transactions - Updated 08/01/21
80% of people paid between:
$13,709 - $15,674
Data from 1,484 transactions - Updated 08/01/21

Vehicle Rating


The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners regarding their vehicle's quality, dependability, performance, depreciation and their experience at the dealership.

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#1 Chevrolet Cruze 86 $14,444
#2 Toyota Corolla 85 $16,801
#3 Toyota Prius 84 $18,878
#4 Volkswagen Beetle 83 $20,290
#5 Volkswagen Jetta 83 $14,995
#16 Kia Forte 76 $14,195


These additional ratings provide more detail behind the overall score in terms of quality, reliability, safety, experience, and resale value of a vehicle based on verified owner input.

Quality & Reliability

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Driving Experience

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Dealership Experience

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Out of 100

The Pros

Measured owner satisfaction with 2017 Kia Forte performance, styling, comfort, features, and usability after 90 days of ownership.

Rear visibility

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Comfort of the 2nd row seats

Problem Areas

The problems experienced by owners of the 2017 Kia Forte during the first 90 days of ownership.

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Consumer Reviews Verified Owner Reviews

Reviews from owners of the 2017 Kia Forte.

Verified owner


  • Sep 02, 2017
  • 23,000
  • Owned 9 months
5 out of 5 stars

Overall the Forte is an excellent vehicle. I do have some issues however. The CVT does take a little getting used to, and you have to change some driving habits in order to fully appreciate its benefits. My biggest concern is the lack of a spare tire and its associated accessories (jack, lug wrench,

Verified owner


  • Aug 28, 2017
  • 1,500
  • Owned 6 months
2 out of 5 stars

Not heavy enough and has little acceleration ability. Exterior styling is minimal. Exterior color choice was minimal.

Verified owner


  • Sep 06, 2017
  • 12,000
  • Owned 7 months
5 out of 5 stars

It's a good car has great gas mileage. It's a dependable car. My kids enjoy it and they loved it there day I came home in it. It's a little bigger then my last car but hey anything that's reasonable and dependable saves on gas a lot.

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