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2022 Kia Forte

MSRP range: $19,090 - $24,490 Price range reflects Base MSRP for various trim levels, not including options or fees.

2022 Kia Forte video

2019 Kia Forte | First Drive

NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Kia Forte, but since the 2022 Kia Forte is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


Is the Kia Forte a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Forte both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Forte has 15.3 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Kia Forte. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Kia Forte?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Kia Forte:

  • Restyled front and rear ends
  • Additional standard and optional safety features
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto now come standard
  • Part of the third Forte generation introduced for 2019
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Is the Kia Forte reliable?

To determine whether the Kia Forte is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Forte. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Forte's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Kia Forte a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Kia Forte is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2022 Forte and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Forte is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Kia Forte?

The least-expensive 2022 Kia Forte is the 2022 Kia Forte FE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $19,090.

Other versions include:

  • FE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $19,090
  • LXS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $19,590
  • GT-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $21,290
  • GT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $23,490
  • GT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $24,490
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What are the different models of Kia Forte?

If you're interested in the Kia Forte, the next question is, which Forte model is right for you? Forte variants include FE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), LXS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), GT-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), and GT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). For a full list of Forte models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Kia Forte

2022 Kia Forte Overview

The 2022 Kia Forte is offered in the following submodels: Forte Sedan. Available styles include LXS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), GT-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), GT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), FE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), and GT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M). Kia Forte models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 1.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 201 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Kia Forte comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic, 7-speed automated manual. The 2022 Kia Forte comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Kia Forte?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Kia Forte and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2022 Forte 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 2022 Forte.


  • Loaded with features at lower price than most competitors
  • High fuel economy
  • Easy-to-use tech and infotainment system
  • Generous warranty


  • Stiff ride
  • Back seat lacks the room of some rivals

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Kia Forte and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Forte featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Kia Forte?

2022 Kia Forte FE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

2022 Kia Forte LXS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

2022 Kia Forte GT-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

2022 Kia Forte GT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

Which 2022 Kia Fortes are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2022 Kia Forte for sale near. There are currently 1 new 2022 Fortes listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $23,860 and mileage as low as 15 miles. 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 used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2022 Kia Forte.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2022 Kia Forte?

2022 Kia Forte LXS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
33 MPG compined MPG,
29 city MPG/39 highway MPG

2022 Kia Forte GT-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
33 MPG compined MPG,
29 city MPG/39 highway MPG

2022 Kia Forte GT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, regular unleaded
30 MPG compined MPG,
27 city MPG/35 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG33
TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume111.3 cu.ft.
Wheelbase106.3 in.
Length182.7 in.
Height56.5 in.
Curb Weight2769 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Kia Forte?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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