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 Forte LX ReviewCarGurus https://www.cargurus.com
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 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 ReviewCarGurus https://www.cargurus.com
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:
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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Reviews From Other Years
Excellent Gas Saving Family Car.
Kia did a great job with this car. Its handling smoothly on ice/snow, has the best brakes i've had on a car, it get great gas mileage averaging 30 in the city and 40 on the highway. Its has a lifetime... Read More
I Love The Forte!
Comparing the Forte to its competitors, it is a standout! I like the Forte's looks inside and out and for the trim level it is not a bad value. I wish Kia would make power windows and door locks stand... Read More
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... Read More
Loved everything, best car, would recommend this car to anyone. There is honestly no complaints for this car what so ever. Great space, great fuel mileage, great for trips, and families, comfortable, ... Read More
Well built solid performance. I use the convience features ie. cruise control, Sirius Xm radio, trip planner & logger features. Gas mileage is fair 27 mpg I commute to various job sites and have had... Read More
4 Door Race Car For The Street!
I am very glad a bought this car, I have to drive it to work on inclement days when I can't ride my bike( motorcycle). It handles great, quite a bit a power for it's size and very nimble and quick. My... Read More
For The Price I Am Selling Thi Car, Is Really A Great Deal!!!!!
This car has an incredible amount of features starting with bluetooth, xm radio ready, auxiliar outlet for ipods, overall great performance gas saver, really fun to drive. it does need a repair on the... Read More