J.D. Power

2018 Kia Forte

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2018 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.
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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

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 2018

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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


33 - 37


147 - 164


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


Regular Unleaded I-4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

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