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2018 Kia Forte


City 25 MPG Hwy 30 - 37 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.9 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.8
Reliability 4.9
Great car for a great price

by jefftrex from Terre Haute, IN | January 18, 2020

Drives very comfortably, has a beautiful exterior and spacious interior, seats are very comfortable; overall just feels luxurious without the luxury price tag. Highly recommend this car!

Where are the airbags?

by LoloR from Haughton, la | December 22, 2019

In massive wreck 12/20/19 airbags did not deploy. Why did they not deploy we could have died because of this. The way we were hit all airbags should have deployed bit did not

It's a nice little car for a small family. Economi

by Chloe84 from Gastonia | December 11, 2019

I like the car for traveling to work because you get great gas mileage. It doesn't have cruise control & that was something that I should have considered.

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2018 Kia Forte Overview

The 2018 Kia Forte is the compact sedan that competes with the Ford Focus, Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla. It is powered by a standard 147-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the Forte is an EPA estimated 29/37 mpg city/highway.

Three trims are available: the LX, S, and EX.

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