2018 Kia Forte

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2018 Kia Forte Ratings
76
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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
76
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Average
78/100
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

Average
76/100
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.

Resale

Average
78/100
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

Average
72/100
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.

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 Kia Forte after 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Rear visibility
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 Kia Forte during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Styling of gauges and instruments

Performance Specs

MPG City

25 - 29

MPG Hwy

33 - 37

Horsepower

147 - 164

Transmission

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

Engine

Regular Unleaded I-4

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 Kia Forte Review

Overview
The Kia Forte feels like a car that costs a lot more but of course it does it’s a Kia. Comfort; technology; simple elegant design—who says value has to be boring? Choose from three models: the LX S and the well-appointed EX. Go ahead and get comfortable. Heated leather seats with ventilation are available and steering-wheel-mounted controls keep things handy. Manage your music make phone calls get directions and more with the available UVO connectivity system. It comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and every Forte comes with Sirius satellite radio and Bluetooth wireless technology. Be more confident on the road with Kia Drive Wise. Blind-Spot Detection Lane-Keep Assist Forward Collision Warning—these are just a few of the Forte’s available driver-assist features. It’s no wonder the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Forte a five-star safety rating. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build a Forte that’s all yours. The Kia Forte. Always affordable. Never boring.
Technology
Everybody stays connected in a Kia Forte. Manage your music make phone calls get directions and more with the available UVO connectivity system. It comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and every Forte comes with Sirius satellite radio and Bluetooth wireless technology. Navigation is available and comes with real-time traffic information. Download the free UVO eServices app and use your smartphone to access your Forte. Contact roadside assistance find your car in a parking lot and more. The Kia Forte. Connectivity comes standard.
Safety
When you think of safety think of the Kia Forte. Be more confident on the road with Kia Drive Wise. Blind-Spot Detection Lane-Keep Assist Forward Collision Warning—these are just a few of the driver-assist features available. Ever wonder what’s around the corner you’re taking at night? Available Dynamic Bending Light headlights pivot so you can see around curves better. With features like these it’s no wonder the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Forte a five-star safety rating. The Kia Optima. It’s the safer choice.
Performance
With up to 164 horsepower and a sport-tuned suspension available the sprightly Kia Forte feels like a car that costs a lot more. Direct injection gives the Forte EX better power and up to 33 miles per gallon. Want to feel confident when you drive? Electronic Stability Control manages the engine and brakes and Traction Control kicks in when things get slippery. And with the S model’s sport-tuned suspension you’ll start taking the long way home. The Kia Forte. Who says value has to be boring?

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