2018 Kia Forte Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2018 Kia Forte against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2018 Kia ForteReview
Guru9LMQ4Y writes:
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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 almost a deal breaker. the 2nd is no heated seats which i can live without but is nice in the winter. The car is good value.

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Guru9BZHFX writes:
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Its pretty good value. It could do with a back-up camera.

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2018 Kia ForteReview
Mary writes:
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I love kias. They are great cars. Soon i get my down-payment i will get another one

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2018 Kia ForteReview
RitaKaya writes:
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2018 made changes that make driving this model smoother, quieter, and tighter. Pick up (acceleration) is quite decent for a small engine car. Super roomy cabin and the bucket seats are the most comfortable ever! Nice looking... Great value for the price. I am a Kia fan...this is my second (in 11 years!)

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2018 Kia Forte Review
TUlsh says:
Strong engine, tight turn radius, comfortable seating, very good visibility out of the cabin
vs2017 Hyundai Elantra
2018 Kia Forte winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2018 Kia Forte Review
vs2017 Honda Accord
2018 Kia Forte winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Honda Accord better.
"Bigger"
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Honda Accord better.
"More room"
2018 Kia Forte Review
SurfBr0 says:
Meh. Felt floaty slow acceleration good if you have a family. Nice interior decent acceleration a top notch second choice
vs2018 Mazda MAZDA3
2018 Kia Forte winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2018 Kia Forte LX Review
GuruBWG2D says:
It was a rental car, not bad as I like the Nissan as a previous owner. Very solid well built car.
vs2018 Nissan Sentra
2018 Kia Forte LX winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2018 Nissan Sentra worse.
"The Forte has about 40 horsepower more than the Sentra and gets better economy. Having that power on tap to pass is much safer and you dont eat up all your gas. Win-win."
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Nissan Sentra worse.
"Im 62, better leg room, better lumbar support. The Forte seat fits the contour of a full sized person better."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Nissan Sentra worse.
"Value, mpg was better, great for my grandkids, rear seats have a nice drop down and can lay split or entire back folds down for a longer item to be carried in the trunk."
Value Ranked 2018 Nissan Sentra worse.
"The quoted Sentra didnt have power windows and high end stereo display options. I saved several hundred dollars, got 40 more horses and proved that the fuel economy was better by at least 5MPG so far. And then you compare the warranty and decide quickly that the Forte is easily the best value."
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2018 Kia Forte S Review
DWGURU says:
vs2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL FWD
2018 Kia Forte S winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL FWD worse.
"Just a more solid ride and has selectable transmission and suspension. Sport mode is the key. Older Jetta just doesnt seem to handle as well and is louder and has more road noise. Youd expect the SEL model would be nicer / quieter. "
Value Ranked 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL FWD worse.
"Selectable transmission and suspension. Apple Car Play/Android Auto. Ride is much more solid and quieter. Sport mode handles better. "
2018 Kia Forte Review
Atticus08 says:
I like it.
vs2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport Sedan FWD
2018 Kia Forte winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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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

2017 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By amccarthy67

Missing cruise control and big hole in driver’s seat , which led us to think it wasn’t taken care of very well. Very basic car. Read More

Review By Allan

Only things its missing is a backup camera and you can put digital mph on dash Read More

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