2019 Kia Forte Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2019 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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2019 Kia ForteReview
Guru94CXRV writes:
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Great car! Excellent people mover and fantastic on gas.

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2019 Kia ForteReview
GuruG5YKN writes:
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Great car! Great features and a step up from the 2018 model

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2019 Kia Forte LXS FWD Review
GuruXP4BS says:
Okay I am no average car buyer by any means. I was in service for 20 years. And car lots abound at every military base in the country. So I have had every type of automobile from Honda Civics, Toyota Corollas, and Kia Fortes. Because of living in base housing we were able to trade cars about every two years. Plus when you travel in the military they give you rental cars and most often they are Honda Toyota or Kia and Nissan. I was not too happy with Kia in the year 2006 to 2012. But all of a sudden I noticed in my consumer magazines that are non-partisan like Motor Trend and Consumer Reports that Kia was in the top 10 in about every car and SUV they are making currently. Forte itself is in the top five. I compared the Toyota Corolla SE to this Kia Forte because thats about the best comparison car out there to it. I was very surprised that the Kia Forte XLS which is up above their Baseline. Also the Toyota Corolla SE is also slightly above the Baseline. The safety reliability and the awesome warranty Kia comes with was far better than the Toyota. The Kia Forte drove like a dream was very quiet. I love the new chain drive transmission which instead of CVT its called IVT. The Kia Forte gets 45 miles to the gallon. Which is better then the SE Toyota of 39 miles per gallon. The car has a good drivability about it handles curves better than the Toyota. Has a Stringer inspired interior with dual climate control a 13in Android, Apple carplay and numerous safety features like lane-keeping assistance and frontal impact crash assistance. So it is a no brainer to go with the Kia it is also $5,000 less out-of-pocket brand new. And if you buy it used its about $2,500 less. Sometimes you can get real good deals on Kias used. So that savings could very much escalate to almost $10,000 savings. Depends on how Savvy of a shopper you are. But you will not go wrong with the all-new Kia Forte. Theyre durable well built cars now. And even the nonpartisan magazines like Motor Trend and Consumer Reports are now giving Kias praise. The reason is Kia has become a awesome automobile company. Go test drive these things they beat the pants off the competition.
vs2019 Hyundai Elantra SE Sedan FWD
2019 Kia Forte LXS FWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
vs2019 Toyota Corolla SE
2019 Kia Forte LXS FWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Toyota Corolla SE worse.
"Due to the accents from Kia Stinger. Love the nostalgic round vents of the Kia Forte over the Modern Toyota Corolla. Also the Dual climate control was nicer on the Kia Forte and easier to operate. The seats felt much softer and higher quality in the Kia Forte of materials fit and finish were awesome in the Kia. The Toyota felt cheap and didnt have as much niceties in the cabin. Could hear outside noise much more in the Toyota then in the Kia. Maybe thats because Kia added thicker windows to the front and much more sound dampening materials in this Kia Forte."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 Toyota Corolla SE worse.
"Kia has a flat or trunk due to the fact they do not put a spare tire in there trunks anymore. They give you fix a flat and an air compressor. The way the trunk opening is on the Kia and the fold down rear seat in the Kia give a lot more space. The Toyota has old school hinges that keep you from loading more cargo. The Kia wins once again on cargo."
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2019 Kia Forte LX FWD Review
GuruYJV34 says:
vs1963 Ford Fairlane
2019 Kia Forte LX FWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 1963 Ford Fairlane better.
"Power isnt the question.its how a good american made engine feels"
Front Seats Ranked 1963 Ford Fairlane better.
"Awsome they dont make them like this anymore"

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Guru3XRWQ

For the money I expected better. The ride is bumpy like my mini van. I didnt purchase this car. Read More

Review By Trevor

Unbelievable value. My model is the 2020 Forte GT DCT w/GT2 package. Very peppy engine that has a lot of energy. Endless safety features. Overall style is very impressive and gets compliments from eve... Read More

2017 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Ddillon17

So if you go with the forte and it says Apple car play or Android auto. Bring a cable and actually make sure! Ours said it and it didnt have it. We couldnt do a map upgrade and get it, cause our 2017 ... Read More

Review By Guru35ZJ5

Love the 2017 Forte! One of my favorites of all! Read More

2016 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Joe

It looks nice I really like how it looks. The front end, head lights and grill look great. Read More

Review By Aldon

Excellent but them u won’t be disappointed this car is nice price great size gear on gas it’s very very roomie Read More

2015 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Chemeka

I love Kia anyways, this is the second one Ive owned Im in love with my car.Thank you God for this wonderful blessing with very low moles Read More

2014 Kia Forte Reviews

Review By Debilitz

I owned one that my brother in law borrowed recently and totaled....am looking for another. Best car I ever owned...had great mileage and was very comfortable.. LOVED IT and looking for another Read More

Excellent Gas Saving Family Car. By MoralesC

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

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