2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte EX: Fuel Economy Update for November

December 05, 2013

2014 Kia Forte EX

The window sticker for our 2014 Kia Forte tells us it comes with a four-cylinder engine (which it does), as well as leather seats, a nav, sunroof (check, check and check) as well as host of other goodies. But the window sticker also has EPA MPG numbers and those, while claimed, can be much less easy to prove. Is our Kia living up to those numerical expectations?

As it turns out, it's pretty close. Over the month of November the Kia saw a fair bit of city driving. That did drop its combined average a bit, but it's still a near-as-makes-no-difference .3 (27.7 MPG) off the EPA estimate of 28.0. And while the highway claim of 36 MPG remains elusive, the Forte is holding its own while still managing to be a decent drive.

Worst Fill MPG: 20.3
Best Fill MPG: 35.0
Average Lifetime MPG: 27.7
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 city/36 highway)
Best Range: 381.0
Current Odometer: 9,714 miles

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 9,714 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Kia Forte in VA is:

$184 per month*
* Explanation