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2011 Kia Forte - Consumer Opinions


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We have scoured the web for consumer reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 70 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
Forte Rocks, will change the brand value for Kia..

..."I bought Kia Forte 2010 first. The car was very very nice and I bought that with detailed research and compared with Corolla, Civic and Sentra...

my splurge
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: interior storage space, easy to drive & park Cons: blind spot when driving inside lane - on right, back Overall: enjoy driving it & love the extras...

Minor glitches, not getting MPG advertised
Source: Edmunds

...I bought the 2011 Kia Forte 5-door four weeks ago and already need to head into the shop.
The clock quit working on a drive the other day, the key fab control for the hatch isn't functioning and the power outlet casing comes out when I try to remove my ipod charger.
Relatively minor things - but it is a new car. Averaging 30MPG (not included in the trip computer, but a manual calculation) driving 60 miles highway every day.
I'm not an inefficient driver so unclear on when I'm going to start getting 34MPG.
Overall it's a fun car to drive but have concerns about the build...

A nice car
Source: Edmunds

...Had this last week as a rental and was very nice. I wanted a Optima or a Sonata, but they were out and said I would take a Prius.
They were out of them too. Avis insisted that I try this as it was a nice car they said.
Had 400 miles on it so it was new. A nice car with a lot of features standard. Useful features. Averaged over 180 miles 35 MPG...

The price was right

..."I intended to buy used, something younger than 5 years.
I found a small Chevy in great condition that drove very nicely - it was a 2008.
It was looking very good and handled well. Then I drove the Kia Forte and all the technology under my hands was amazing.
It handled extremely well, had ample head room and though it looks small, is roomy in the back and the trunk.
I don't think I have ever driven a more comfortable car.
It fit like a favorite pair of sneakers. The warranty is unbeatable. The beautiful metallic red paint job and cloth seats are icing on the cake."...

Best Options For The Money

..."I bought the SX Hatchback for my retirement vehicle after three years of research.
I wanted a car that could haul things, was good on gas, had a long warranty, and as many options as I could get.
Love the bluetooth, XM, USB to charge my phone on trips,
2 upfront power outlets, rubber inserts, rear rubber mat,
double compartment armrest, tilting sunroof, leather boot and steering wheel w controls and paddle shifters, metal pedals, red interior lighting and standard suede seating with red stitching.
The 2.4 is sport tuned peppy with good handling and breaking and up to...

My New Kia
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: The handling of the vehicle is fantastic. I am
very impressed with the gas milage Cons: To put air in the tires the valve stem was hard to get to and the caps for the stems fell into the wheel and had to buy new ones Overall: great car...

Kia Forte 5 Door EX hatch

..."For an inexpensive spacious runabout, the Forte Hatch EX has them beat.
We reviewed and drove nine comparable vehicles and this was the best for the money.
It is comfortable, economical (30 mpg around town), sufficiently peppy (although can be a bit noisy on hard acceleration) and handles very well.
The 6 speed auto with electronic shifter provides some diversion to just pressing the accelerator in Drive.
With just the two of us, we can load lots of stuff in it with no complaints.
Sound system is good and bluetooth works well. Next month it will be ready for its...

Love This Car
Source: Edmunds

...Purchased SX model with all option packages (rearview cam, nav, sirius w/traffic, bluetooth, leather, sunroof, push-to-start, heated seats, rear spoiler) for $20K, which was my entering price point.
You'd be hard pressed to find all that w/a 10 year warranty in any other car at that price.
Owned for one month, put over 3000 miles on it, 1700 on a road trip, 1300 over daily 32 mile roundtrip commute.
Gas mileage as advertised. As mentioned in a previous review, pictures don't do this car justice.
It is a very attractive car. Incidentally, I was interested also in the Koup...

Very satisfied

..."I looked at many similar cars both new and used. Chose
the Kia Forte EX Hatchback over a new Ford Focus.The
Forte is larger inside and feels more powerful and
cost me almost $4000 less.Just filled up after the first tank of gas and got 32 mpg in mostly around town driving.I might get 550 - 600 per tank with all highway driving.Very happy so far."...

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