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2017 Kia Forte

At a Glance

Pricing $16,490 - $21,200
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 25-29 (city), 33-38 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 59

Overview Information

The Forte is Kia's latest line of compact cars. The FWD Forte is larger than the top-selling Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla and includes three body styles: a sedan, a five-door hatchback, and a coupe. Restyled for 2014, the Forte sedan offers a choice of LX and EX trim levels. The base LX model is powered by a 1.8l four-cylinder engine. Although the base model omits a couple of common features like cruise control and alloy wheels, it does have four-wheel disc brakes which is unusual on the entry-level model of many competitive offerings. The higher-trim level EX model includes more powerful 2.0l engine and additional features.

What Changed:

Updated front styling. New 2.0l four-cylinder engine in the LX and S models.

Official Word:

The Motor City today got an up close look at the refreshed 2017 Forte when Kia Motors America pulled the silk off the updated compact sedan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2017 Forte sedan has been improved for the new model year with subtle visual changes, a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder powertrain engineered for improved fuel economy and performance, and a host of advanced convenience and driver-assistance features. Pricing for the 2017...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Forte LX 2.0l I4 (147-bhp) M6 FWD 25/34/29 54 $16,490
Forte LX 2.0l I4 (147-bhp) A6 FWD 29/38/33 54 $17,500
Forte S 2.0l I4 (147-bhp) A6 FWD 29/38/33 57 $19,200
Forte EX 2.0l I4 (164-bhp) A6 FWD 25/33/29 59 $21,200