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2013 Kia Forte Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2013 Kia Forte Sedan

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First new car in 22 years!
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By Donald Phillips
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2013 Kia Forte Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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If you have a family, check the back seat comfort. I am single and have plenty of room in the front.


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Great car for smooth flat roads Awsome MPG
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Nicole
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2013 Kia Forte Sedan SX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I had this car a year and a half now and drove it on a 3 month cross country road trip by myself. This car gets excellent gas mileage 39 mpg on highway the lowest in the city was 22mpg but i think thats because the tires got a little low. This car has a lot of great features, bluetooth to sync with phone, usb and Aux inputs were great on long roadtrips to listen to flashdrive or another device, and cd player too, sat radio is available too. I loved all the controls on the steering wheel to control stereo, phone and cruise control. Loved all the storage space in front as well. The front and rear seats are comfortable, the headrests are adjustable in all directions which is nice. Im pretty tall so having a telescoping steering wheel is really nice to have less strain on body. The cons are the suspension, shocks or maybe the tires i am not sure what the cause is but can feel every single crack, bump and rough part of the road. Its ok if you live in the south where the roads are smooth and flat but once you get on roads it kind of rough on your body. The shocks were so bad that after exploring on some rough dirt roads that one of the heat shields broke on my trip. Also when i was in the mountains it seemed to have trouble going up steep hills maintain constant speed with cruise control and had to put the gas to the floor to get up some of them when people behind me seemed to want to go faster. The fan for the air conditioner heater is super loud but not as loud as the road noise when going on the highway add them both together and people cant barely hear ya when you try to make a call using bluetooth and you have to yell to talk with someone next to you. Overall this is a great car to get around town in or if you live where their is nice smooth roads!!! This car doesn't work for my lifestyle at the moment so im looking for an SUV with better socks, less noise, more cargo room, but i think i will have to sacrifice the excellent gas mileage of this Kia Forte has.


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Honda/Acura Dreams on Kia Credit & Income
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By petitemeow
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2013 Kia Forte Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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Very fun to drive! Was a lovely car at first, but now I have to turn my air off while on the interstate so it will move in traffics. Love the leather wrapped shift knob. Basically the seats are cheap uncomfy and hard, the interior materials are cheap too , the paint cheap and cheaper. I know it's supposed to be cheap but now it looks cheap and rides cheap. My radio and satellite radio keeps going out every 5 minutes. I'm paying more for this than I should but oh well better than being carless. The led signal lights on the side mirrors are cool. I've got 23,000 miles on it in its 2nd year and brakes and alignment and tired needed...too quick


Best Features

Satellite radio Bluetooth Fake leather wrapped shift knob Drives fun Affordable when your car makes final breakdown and you can't afford better Nitrogen in the wheels Short people friendly


Worst Features

Better paint job More comfy seats Better materials inside out and car parts Better antenna Better quality Safer


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Overpriced Cheap Money Pit
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By petitemeow
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2013 Kia Forte Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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I've had it for about 1.5 years...seemed like a lovely little deal with the XM radio, I got an ex...I was wrong about 1 yr in the amfm and satellite radio acquires signal every 5 or so minutes, the heat barely wants to work, the steering wheel looks horrible, the seats look horrible and the drivers seat sits like a hard church bench, it takes longer to stop running the ac and now it's starting to drink gas. Yes I've taken it in for service and had gas treatments...at first I was in love now I'm very unpleased and am stuck with it bc it's worth nothing, come to find out its not even that safe to drive...so when they wanted me to trade up to the new body style I was like no


Best Features

Fake leather wrapped shift knob Size XM radio when it works Side airbags that my work if in a wreck High ceiling bc I'm tiny Tilt/telescopic steering wheel Nitrogen tires Side mirror signal indicators Fun to drive at first Forte floor mats Very short people friendly


Worst Features

Rear window tint Cheap plastic interior and raggedy controls Cheap xm antenna Cheap brakes and steering wheel Cheap upholstery Overpriced Cheap paint Tight steering after 7 months Cheaply made and unsafe Horrible gas mileage after a year Cheap seatbelt keeps loosening Saw one that had been hit & wrecked it was pretty bad and the driver got injured


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Good car for my money
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By dreadnought
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2013 Kia Forte Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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I have owned my Forte for two years now. It has 17000 miles on it and we have driven it in all weather, all terrains, over much if the country without a problem. Ride is comfortable for class.
I recently got 42.6 mpg on a trip from the northeast to Georgia and back , and The car usually averages about 36-38 highway, 28 local.
Love the exterior staying for its classic, clean look.interior is bland, yes, but not junky, either.
This is my second Kia, the first,a Sportage was a great car which I traded in at 80K to get better more economy, never gave me a problem. I trust this car will of as well.


Best Features

Economy, and classic looks.


Worst Features

Better sight lines around corner posts and to rear side view around tall seat backs.


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