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)

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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI MSRP
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