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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
MSRP
$21,990
Invoice
$21,001
Average Price Paid
$20,952
862 listings nationwide

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2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
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EX FWD
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EX FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,473
13 listings nationwide

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2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,746

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Highways are increasingly full of crossovers and small SUVs, but not too long ago sedans ruled the road. The simple three-box design made for a vehicle that was, and still is, an effec...

2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
William Maley Preview:

The Kia Forte5 is an affordable, well-equipped hatchback. After a comprehensive refresh last year that updated styling and mechanicals, Kia makes few changes to the 2018 model. With i...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
50
writes:
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"
2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
10
writes:
Similar to the Elantra GT Sport and sharing the same drive train, the Kia Forte5 SX does not have an independe...

Specs

2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD
2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
40 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
164 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
11.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.19 in x 3.82 in
3.19 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 3 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 35.7 in 35.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.3 cu ft 23.2 cu ft
Exterior
Length 182.7 in 171.3 in
Width 70.9 in 70.1 in
Height 56.5 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2019 Kia Forte
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Fire Orange
  • Gravity Grey
  • Snow White Pearl

Option Packages

  • Ex Launch Edition
2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Gravity Blue
  • Snow White Pearl

Option Packages

  • EX Premium Tech Package

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