2012 Kia Forte Top Comparisons

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2012 Kia ForteReview
Hans writes:
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For a car of this caliber, this was at a great price. Overall, it is a great car!

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2012 Kia Forte EXReview
Steve writes:
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Perfect Small Car For The Price — This car was great both on long road trips and on short drives. The only complaint is that the cargo space fills up fast. I could fit 1 large suit case in the trunk with another small one. The car had pretty fun handling and never felt underpowered. It was a great example of what a compact sedan should be.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very modern looking interior.

Cons: Not a lot of trunk space.

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2012 Kia Forte Review
GuruSCXT9 says:
vs2013 Kia Forte EX
2012 Kia Forte winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2013 Kia Forte EX worse.
"Its more sporty and has a better looks "
2012 Kia Forte Review
Patricia says:
It was good but the trunk did not open and had a few minor problems
vs2012 Ford Focus SE
2012 Kia Forte winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2012 Kia Forte EX Review
PVCGenius1 says:
Ok, but chose 2009 Mazda 3 off the same lot for $500 more. Mazda had 5 speed and nicer trim
vs2011 Chevrolet Malibu
2012 Kia Forte EX winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2012 Kia Forte EX Review
Marlena says:
Kia Forte is a great handling and reliable sedan.
vs2012 Volkswagen Jetta S with Sunroof
2012 Kia Forte EX winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Back Seats Ranked 2012 Volkswagen Jetta S with Sunroof worse.
"More room"
Family Car Ranked 2012 Volkswagen Jetta S with Sunroof better.
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2012 Kia Forte EX Review
Guru55WD7 says:
vs2014 Kia Forte EX
2012 Kia Forte EX winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Kia Forte EX worse.
" I have always liked the body Style of a 2011-2012."
Front Seats Ranked 2014 Kia Forte EX worse.
" Honestly need to sit in both body styles 2013 and the 2014. But I know the 2012 is what I want for financial needs. "

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By jackc77

It’s an amazing car so glad we purchased the Kia Forte gt line Read More

Review By Guru9R4CXS

Good value for your money and an all around great car, happy with it Read More

2021 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Dan

Good value. Compare to hyundai elantra Good safety rating. Fun to drive. Read More

Review By GuruH569G

Good car to drive well done kia make more Read More

2020 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Brian

I love it. All the bells and whistles I didnt know i needed and it had amazing gas mileage. Read More

Review By DjHBomb

I have the LXS model, this is loaded with very feature from Collison avoidance to lane assistance. Smart mode gets 41 mpg while sport mode provides nice performance at the cost of 21 mpg. Its like I h... Read More

2019 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Jada

Loved the car it rides so smooth and the unique look Read More

Review By Guru98MTSX

The car features are awesome and very self explanatory.Yes the vehicle is a great value.The vehicle has nothing missing. Read More

2018 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Guru9LMQ4Y

the one in the picture is red. The vehicle I looked at was white. There are 2 negatives. The major one is it one has one key and I am having to pay $205 extra to have a 2nd key made. This was almos... Read More

Review By Guru9BZHFX

Its pretty good value. It could do with a back-up camera. Read More

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