2019 Kia Forte

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2019 Kia Forte Ratings
87

Years

Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
87
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Great
89/100
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Great
88/100
Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.

Resale

Great
90/100
J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Great
81/100
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Car of 2019

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2019 Kia Forte after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Rear visibility
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2019 Kia Forte during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Comfort of the driver's seat
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions

Performance Specs

MPG City

27 - 31

MPG Hwy

37 - 41

Horsepower

147

Transmission

1 speed, CVT w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD

Engine

Regular Unleaded I-4

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2019 Kia Forte Review

Overview
The Kia Forte feels like a car that costs a lot more. Of course it does. It’s a Kia. Comfort; technology; sleek elegant fastback design—who says value has to be boring? Choose from four models1: from the FE to the well-appointed EX. ?The Forte’s sleek fastback design doesn’t just look great—it means more room inside for rear-seat passengers. Available heated and ventilated front seats stay comfortable mile after mile. ?Manage your music make phone calls get directions and more with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Every Forte comes with Bluetooth wireless technology and Voice Command Navigation SiriusXM satellite radio and a wireless charging pad are available. ?Be more confident on the road with Kia Drive Wise driver-assistive technologies. Forward Collision Avoidance and Lane Keeping Assist come standard and Smart Cruise Control and Blind Spot Collision Warning are available. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build a Forte that’s all yours. The Kia Forte. Always affordable. Never boring.
Technology
Everybody stays connected in a Kia Forte. Manage your music make phone calls get directions and more with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Every Forte comes with Bluetooth wireless technology and Voice Command Navigation SiriusXM satellite radio and a wireless charging pad are available. Download the free UVO eServices app and use your smartphone to access your Forte. Get service reminders find your car in a parking lot== and more. The Kia Forte. Connectivity comes standard.
Safety
When you think of safety think of the Kia Forte. You’ll be more confident on the road with Kia Drive Wise driver-assistive technologies. Forward Collision Avoidance Assist+ and Lane Keeping Assist+ come standard and Smart Cruise Control+ and Blind Spot Collision Warning+ are available. Available Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning+ reduces the stress of backing out of driveways and parking spots. And every Forte comes with Electronic Stability Control. It works with the Traction Control System to reduce wheelspin and keep you on track. The Kia Forte. It’s the safer choice.
Performance
The Kia Forte features a highly efficient Smart Stream powertrain. Its two-liter Atkinson-Cycle engine is designed to minimize fuel consumption while it maximizes power. Add the available Intelligent Variable transmission and your Forte can go up to 41 miles on a single gallon of gas. Motor Driven Power Steering gives great steering feel and available Drive Mode Select lets you customize your drive. Sport Mode optimizes steering and throttle response for a more engaged driving experience or choose Comfort mode for laid-back cruising. The Kia Forte. Who says value has to be boring?

J.D. Power Award Winner

Performance Award Winner

Awarded to the models with the highest owner ratings for design and performance after the first 90 days of ownership

Quality Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the first 90 days of ownership
2019 Kia Forte JD Power Award Winner
2019 Kia Forte

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