2018 Kia Forte Top Comparisons

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2018 Kia ForteReview
Guru9BZHFX writes:
Overall:

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

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2018 Kia ForteReview
Mary writes:
Overall:

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:
Overall:

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
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
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
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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:
In the last 6 years I have leased an Accord LX, Civic LX, Passat SEL Premium & Jetta SEL. This is my first Kia. The Forte is basically a blend of all of the above - small but solid car - with good transmission/suspension select modes (ECO, NORM, SPORT), Apple Car Play / Android Auto are what sets this car apart. The doors close with a solid thunk. The Civic and Jetta were tinny & interiors were noisy. The Passat SEL PREM was the nicest but the 2.5L was terrible in power for a 32K car. This 18 Forte LXS (LX with Popular & S features like 16 alloys minus Tech) is my favorite commuter car and sons first car. I normally drive a 2018 Durango SRT but this Forte really helps me save on gas $ - averaging at least 27-30 mpg - 22-24 mixed. Love this car!
vs2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL FWD
2018 Kia Forte S winning categories:
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  • 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. "
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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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2018 Kia Forte LX Review
Guero1099 says:
vs2018 Toyota Corolla LE
2018 Kia Forte LX winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2018 Toyota Corolla LE better.
"The suspension did not feel spongie over potholes or road unevenness."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Toyota Corolla LE worse.
"There seems to be a little more leg room on the Kia Forte"
2018 Kia Forte Review
Batresdr says:
Found a great deal!! Thank you!!!!
vs2018 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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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Guru9BNMD7

Cute little car. Great price with all the technology included. Read More

Review By Steve

The Kia Forte rated by JD Powers with best initial quality of any compact sedan. It offers Apple Car Play/ Android Auto, & has safety features at a price no other manufacturer can come close to. I... Read More

2020 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Guru9BKNDV

I am driving one as a rental and Im in love with the car.. Read More

Review By Guru9WRTRC

Great small car, get all the bells and whistles on base model! Great handling and fuel economy. I think it tops out with its competition. Read More

2019 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Betty

None l like it very much. I like the features of the car. Read More

Review By Kenny

Its only been 24hours but so far its great. Handles well and has some great features. It works great with the iPhone and has a large media center. Read More

2017 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Lightnin

Smooth ride and tons of gitty_up power. Very roomy inside. Handles well. Read More

Review By Bill

Based, cruise control, Chevrolet Cruz, yes good value Read More

2016 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Guru9T4T34

Engine seize problem, airbags, transmission sensor, steering, alignment disturbed. Front bumper secure, very light Read More

Review By Beverly

I ve never owned a Kia forte however, I know a few people who does. They really like how reliable they are, good gas mileage. Great features and pretty nice looking. I am thinking about purchasing on... Read More

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