2017 Kia Forte Hatchback Pricing



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

  • Ride quality can be overly firm at times
  • EX sedan returns lackluster fuel economy

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Features & Specs

LX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)SX 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)SX 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Starting MSRP$18,200$22,100$23,800$26,000
MPG28282725
Seating5555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic7-speed automated manual6-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgasgas
Horsepower164 hp @ 6200 rpm164 hp @ 6200 rpm201 hp @ 6000 rpm201 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall4/5
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.3%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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Fun to drive
Really nice drive and have a good pickup just need a better transmission with out high rpms
Kia Forte Hatchback
Absolutely love this car. I’m getting about 31mpg. My biggest fear worry was driving in the snow. This is my second winter with my Kia and it handles really well. I also love the back up camera the built in navigation also Sirus radio is great. My only concern for this car is the ride is rough and seems loud going threw rain or over bumps. Other then that this car was really affordable.
Speedy little devil
Love this car. Only had it a few weeks but can’t wait to drive it each and every time

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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.

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.

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The 2017 Kia Forte has been significantly refreshed for the new model year to remain competitive in the hot compact sedan market. Wider and longer but not taller, the Forte now takes a sleeker, more aggressive stance, and styling touches such as revamped headlights and taillights, a sloping beltline and Kia’s “tiger nose” grille lend a European touch to a car from a Korean automaker that is made in Mexico.

In addition to a revamped look, the 2017 Forte gets a new, more fuel-efficient 2.0-liter base engine, a new transmission, an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a host of available safety and driver assist technologies. There’s also a sporty new S trim level with firmer suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a number of extra comfort and convenience features.

The Forte ups the ante for compact car interiors with sporty design, surprisingly good quality materials, room for real adults in both the front and back, well-placed controls and a generous amount of cargo room. Higher trim levels even include luxury touches such as heated leather seats, a heated steering wheel and dual-zone automatic climate control. And an available navigation system, drive mode system (with Normal, Eco and Sport modes), and the latest infotainment and connectivity functions should help engage technophiles.

The base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is rated at 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque and is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a newly engineered six-speed automatic transmission. Power for the top-of-the-line EX model is provided by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque and only comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Although not class-leading in acceleration or handling, the Forte performs capably on the road. The suspension is tuned on the firm side — especially in the new S model — but most buyers will likely find the ride to be comfy enough. The redesigned six-speed automatic transmission provides smooth, progressive shifts, but shoppers in the market for something a bit more sporty may be disappointed that a manual gearbox and the higher-output engine are not available in the S.

Fuel economy for the entry-level 2017 Forte equipped with the base engine and automatic transmission is EPA rated at a combined 32 mpg (29 city/38 highway). Move up to the EX model and the rating drops to a combined 28 mpg (25 city/33 highway).

The base Forte LX is equipped to compete well with its compact sedan rivals, and its emphasis on technology features is sure to strike a chord with many shoppers. The S trim level provides a firmer ride, as well as a number of sporty interior and exterior touches, while the EX adds a slew of luxury and convenience features. Consumers in the market for a hatchback or coupe will also find Forte models to suit them. Whatever your preferences, let Edmunds help you find the right 2017 Kia Forte to meet your needs.

2017 Kia Forte Hatchback Overview

The 2017 Kia Forte Hatchback is offered in the following styles: LX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), SX 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and SX 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM).

What do people think of the 2017 Kia Forte Hatchback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Kia Forte Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Forte Hatchback 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Forte Hatchback.

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2017 Kia Forte Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

The 2017 Kia Forte Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,155. The average price paid for a new 2017 Kia Forte Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,452 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Kia Forte Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is 16.4% below the MSRP.

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2017 Kia Forte Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

The 2017 Kia Forte Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,090. The average price paid for a new 2017 Kia Forte Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,760 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Kia Forte Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is 17.6% below the MSRP.

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