Year

2017 Kia Forte Pricing

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Model Type

Sedan

pros & cons

pros

  • Feels roomy inside for a small car
  • Many desirable standard and optional features
  • Easy-to-use controls and simple touchscreen interface
  • Warranty coverage is better than most in the segment

cons

  • EX sedan returns lackluster fuel economy
  • Ride quality can be overly firm at times
Kia Forte Sedan MSRP: $17600
Based on the LX Auto FWD 5-passenger 4-dr Sedan with typically equipped options.
EPA Est. MPG 32
Transmission Automatic
Drive Train Front Wheel Drive
Displacement 2 L
Passenger Volume 111.1 cu ft
Wheelbase 106 in
Length 179 in
Width 70 in
Height 56 in
Curb Weight N/A
Kia Forte Sedan MSRP: $17600
Based on the LX Auto FWD 5-passenger 4-dr Sedan with typically equipped options.
  • Fold Flat Rear Seats
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
  • Tire Pressure Warning
  • Rear Bench Seats
  • Trip Computer
  • Aux Audio Inputs
  • Stability Control
  • USB Inputs

Kia Forte 2017

2017 Kia Forte Expert Rundown Review

Looking for a great compact offering the latest and greatest technology and features? The 2017 Kia Forte might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.

Transcript

MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm Edmunds editor Mark Takahashi. And here's an Expert Rundown of the 2017 Kia Forte. There are three different Kia Forte models that include a sedan, an upcoming coupe, and this, the Forte5 hatchback. For 2017, the Forte gets a slight facelift, some new features, and a sporty seven-speed transmission. For hatchback shoppers, getting the most for your money is key. The Forte5 definitely does that with a lot of standard and optional features, but it does come up short in terms of fuel efficiency. The Forte5 has a lot more cargo space and versatility even than the sedan. But compared to other hatchbacks, it's only about average for the class. Inside the Forte feels roomy. There's even enough space for taller adults in the back seats. And the interior has a nice modern design with plenty of quality materials. We do need to point out, however, that many advanced safety features are only available on the sedan. Whether it's the hatchback or sedan, when you factor in a very generous warranty, the Kia Forte's bottom line is that of an undeniable value. This gives it enough to battle our class favorites that include the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, and Ford Focus.

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2017 Kia Forte For Sale

safety & reliability

5 star overall rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Overall
Driver
Passenger

Side Barrier Rating

Overall
Driver
Passenger

Rollover

Rollover
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk Of Rollover
10.3%

Side Crash Rating

Overall

Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

Front Seat
Rear Seat
No information currently available.
Side Impact Test
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A
G
Good
Roof Strength Test
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A
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Good
Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint
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M
A
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Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results
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M
A
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Good
Moderate Overlap Front Test Results
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M
A
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Good
Initial Quality - Overall
5
Overall Quality - Mechanical
5
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical
3
Features and Accessories - Mechanical
5
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical
5
Overall Quality - Design
5
Features and Accessories - Design
5
Powertrain Quality - Design
3
Body & Interior - Design
3
Ratings are based on J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study for the 2017 Kia Forte.