|EPA Est. MPG||32|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Volume||111.1 cu ft|
2017 Kia Forte Review
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Is the 2017 Kia Forte Sedan a good vehicle?
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Kia Forte Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Forte Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including LX, S, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2017 kia forte Sedan and all available trim types: LX, S, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2017 forte Sedan include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.
How safe is the 2017 Kia Forte Sedan?
The 2017 Kia Forte Sedan earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 5.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 kia forte Sedan Gas Mileage
2017 kia forte LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
32 combined MPG
29 city MPG/38 highway MPG
2017 kia forte LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M), 6-speed manual, regular unleaded
28 combined MPG
25 city MPG/34 highway MPG
2017 kia forte S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
32 combined MPG
29 city MPG/38 highway MPG
Which 2017 Kia Forte Sedans are available in my area
2017 Kia Forte Sedan Listings and Inventory (include other makes) There are currently 296 new, 571 used and CPO 2017 Forte Sedans listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as 10,644 and mileage as low as 0. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2017 Kia Forte Sedan. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to 6,668 on a new, used, or CPO 2017 Forte Sedan available from one of 2,632 dealerships near Ashburn, VA.
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Used 2017 Kia Forte Sedan Overview
The used 2017 Kia Forte Sedan is offered in the following styles: LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M), and S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A). Pre-owned Forte Sedan models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2017 Forte Sedan comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed manual.
What's a good price on a used 2017 Kia Forte Sedan?
Save up to $300 on one of 86 used 2017 Kia Fortes for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $10644 as of Apr 22, 2018, based on data from 20 dealers and 97 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2017 Kia Forte trim styles:
The used 2017 Kia Forte LX is priced around $13645 with average odometer reading of 14044 miles.
The used 2017 Kia Forte S is priced around $14244 with average odometer reading of 12299 miles.
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What do people think of the 2017 Kia Forte Sedan?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Kia Forte Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Forte Sedan a 4.4 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 Sedan.
LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
Bought a 2010 Forte LX (5 speeds manual) back in 2010. 160K miles later, I had to trade it in for a 2017 Forte LX (manual 6 speeds). What an improvement ! First of all, not one problem, itch or snooze on my previous Kia. Never opened the hood. All oil changes done by professionals. I already had great mpg, but this new one ? Even better. Manual says 32 city/39 Highway. I get 41 city/45 Highway. Of course, my commute (120 miles per day - 20% city and 80% Thruway) is pretty much on flat road (no hills) and the temperatures are constantly over 40 degrees. Good dry conditions. Speed of 70-75 mph when Tach read 2,750 rpm. This car purrs and swallows the miles one by one. Comfort is what you can expect from a "small" car. Everything being new, you need some time to get used to it, or for the car to get used to you. Now, odd enough, no spare tire nor donut in the back trunk. Just some kind of fix-your-flat-yourself-kit with a plug-in pump (and patch?), enough for 50 miles to get to a station (?).The dash boards illuminates nicely and I still have not figured out why the outside temperature reading starts flashing when it get under 40 degrees F (or everytime it drops under 30, 20 etc...). Acceleration is nice, although there seem to be a soft spot when starting in 1st gear which obliges you to push and reach 4,000 rpm or shift into second very quickly. The sound is definitely not premium. Automatic windows is a nice upgrade from my previous Kia and the electronic lock/unlock is also a nice addition. I hope to have it last a long time. From previous experience, it will. Update after owning this Forte for 7 Months: Winter is over. No special tires, just the ones this car came with and no problem on the snow (and God knows that Rochester, NY, can have plenty of it). No sliding. Really happy about the mileage per gallon. Constantly hitting the 47.5 mpg, although this little car doesn't seem to like the rain (or the cold). At 2,500 rpm, on highway, you should easily get 50 mpg without pushing your gears too much (of course, no extra weight/passengers/luggage). Still a "dead spot" when starting in 1st gear and I suspect a "bad" electronic distribution, but not enough to put that car through computer testings. So far so good. Reliable it is. A year has passed. Mileage per gallon is still the same 47-48 miles per gallon, although I suspect that this will change with the cold weather coming. Still, no problem and hood is staying closed (besides oil changes done by pros). Still very happy with the purchase
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What options are available on the 2017 Kia Forte Sedan?
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Available Kia Forte 2017 Sedan Trims: LX, SX, Koup SX, Koup EX, Forte5 EX, S, Forte5 SX, EX
Exterior Colors: Bright Silver, Steel Blue, Aurora Black Pearl, Crimson Red, Silky Silver, Desert Sand, Aurora Black, Graphite Steel, Ebony Black, Titanium, Garnet Red, Abyss Blue, Clear White, Deep Sea Blue, Racing Red, Gravity Blue, Spicy Red, Corsa Blue, Snow White Pearl, Metallic Bronze, Gunmetal Grey, Metal Bronze, Phantom Gray, Titanium Bronze, Dark Cherry, Currant Red
Interior Colors: Gray premium cloth, Black premium cloth, Black cloth, Black Sport cloth, Stone cloth, Gray cloth, Stone premium cloth, Coffee cloth, Gray leather, Black leather
Popular Features: Post-collision safety system, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Navigation, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Remote Start, Heated seats, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Pre-collision safety system, Upgraded Engine, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Keyless Entry/Start, Power Driver Seat, Sunroof/Moonroof, Cooled Seats, Upgraded Headlights
Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, AUTOMATED_MANUAL, MANUAL
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: front wheel drive