New and Used Forte Prices, Kia Forte Model Years and History

Kia Forte Models

2021 Kia Forte trims

2021 Forte

The 2021 Kia Forte is a sleek and sporty sedan with a powerful 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. It provides great performance with plenty of convenience features.

2020 Kia Forte trims

2020 Forte

The 2020 Kia Forte is a compact sedan with surprising horsepower, three powertrain options, impressive gas mileage, and several trim options to choose from.

2019 Kia Forte trims

2019 Forte

The 2019 Kia Forte is a compact car with impressive gas mileage that has undergone several style enhancements and changes to make it sought after.

2018 Kia Forte trims

2018 Forte

The Forte brings true luxury and technology features to an economically priced sedan that offers serious bang for the buck.

2017 Kia Forte trims

2017 Forte

Kia’s best-selling Forte sedan provides affordable entry-level luxury, backed by an industry leading warranty.

2016 Kia Forte trims

2016 Forte

The Kia Forte brings comfort and convenience with its two-door coupe.

2016 Kia Forte 5-Door trims

2016 Forte 5-Door

The Kia Forte hatchback offers convenience and comfort, all wrapped into one unique vehicle.

2015 Kia Forte trims

2015 Forte

A quality mid-sized design that leaves plenty of upgrade options available for those who desire an amenity-rich vehicle, one that’s backed by a long term warranty for ultimate peace-of-mind.

2015 Kia Forte 5-Door trims

2015 Forte 5-Door

A strong manufacturer warranty, quality components and a stylish body style with plenty of interior and exterior options to love easily highlight the Kia Forte five-door hatchback.

2014 Kia Forte trims

2014 Forte

Redesigned for 2014, the Kia Forte is a compact sedan, competitive in its segment due to attractive styling, premium features, and impressive fuel economy.

2014 Kia Forte 5-Door trims

2014 Forte 5-Door

An affordable 5-door hatchback available with premium features, the 2014 Kia Forte 5-door covers all the bases without breaking the bank.

2013 Kia Forte trims

2013 Forte

Now equipped with standard power folding exterior mirror, the 2013 Kia Forte is a compact sedan that utilizes a front engine FWD layout.

2013 Kia Forte 5-Door trims

2013 Forte 5-Door

The hatchback variant of the Forte, the 2013 Kia Forte 5-door is available with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that yields 173 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque.

2012 Kia Forte trims

2012 Forte

A compact sedan with seating for five, the 2012 Kia Forte is an economical conscience vehicle capable of 37 miles per gallon.

2012 Kia Forte 5-Door trims

2012 Forte 5-Door

The hatchback version of the Kia Forte, the 2012 Forte 5-door offers greater interior capacity while maintaining superior gas mileage.

2011 Kia Forte trims

2011 Forte

Offering increased smoothness with the upgrade to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2011 Kia Forte enters into its second production year as a contending compact sedan.

2011 Kia Forte 5-Door trims

2011 Forte 5-Door

A third and all-new body style for the South Korean brand's Forte lineup, the 2011 Kia Forte 5-Door provides more usable cargo storage as well as an increased European-like sleekness.

2010 Kia Forte trims

2010 Forte

A brand new model, the 2010 Kia Forte is an affordably priced, but well-equipped mid-size five-passenger sedan capable of 34 mpg on the highway.

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About Forte

In 2010, Kia introduced the Forte as an economicallypriced four-door compact sedan that was also offered as a two-door coupe. Itoffered an array of features, several trim levels and plenty of optionalupgrades. In 2011, Kia added a six-speed automatic transmission and introduceda four-door hatchback version of the Forte. The 2012 Forte remained relativelyunchanged from the previous model year. In 2013, Kia upgraded the soundinsulation in the Forte and offered LED running lights and powered side mirrorsthat could fold. No significant changes were made to the 2014 model year of theForte.