Year

2017 Kia Forte Hatchback Pricing

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Model Type

Hatchback

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 4dr Hatchback MSRP: $18,200
Based on the LX Auto FWD 5-passenger 4-dr 4dr Hatchback with typically equipped options.
EPA Est. MPG 28
Transmission Automatic
Drive Train Front Wheel Drive
Displacement 2 L
Passenger Volume 121.4 cu ft
Wheelbase 106 in
Length 171 in
Width 70 in
Height 57 in
Curb Weight 2928 lbs
Kia Forte 4dr Hatchback MSRP: $18,200
Based on the LX Auto FWD 5-passenger 4-dr 4dr Hatchback with typically equipped options.
  • Fold Flat Rear Seats
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
  • Tire Pressure Warning
  • Rear Bench Seats
  • Trip Computer
  • Post-collision safety system
  • 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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