2014 Kia Forte

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New 2014 Kia Forte Pricing

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$15,376
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
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2014 Kia Forte Rebates

  • 2014 KMF BONUS CASH
  • Kia announces a Bonus Cash on select models financed with KMF Low APR.
  • Cash Incentive: $1000
  • 2014 KMF DEALER CHOICE BONUS CASH
  • Kia announces a Dealer Choice Bonus Cash on select models financed through the KMF Dealer Choice APR.
  • Cash Incentive: $2000
  • 2014 CUSTOMER CASH
  • Kia announces Customer Cash on select 2015 models.
  • Cash Incentive: $2000
  • 2014 CUSTOMER CASH
  • Kia announces Customer Cash on select 2015 models.
  • Cash Incentive: $2000
  • 14/15 MILITARY OFFER
  • Kia announces a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible military personnel.
  • Cash Incentive: $400
  • 14/15 MILITARY OFFER
  • Kia announces a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible military personnel.
  • Cash Incentive: $800
  • 2014 APR
  • Kia announces special APR Financing on select 2014 models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2014 APR
  • Kia announces special APR Financing on select 2014 models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2014 APR
  • Kia announces special APR Financing on select 2014 models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2014 APR
  • Kia announces special APR Financing on select 2014 models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2014 APR
  • Kia announces special APR Financing on select 2014 models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2014 KMF DEALER CHOICE APR
  • Kia announces special APR Financing on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2014 KMF DEALER CHOICE APR
  • Kia announces special APR Financing on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2014 KMF DEALER CHOICE APR
  • Kia announces special APR Financing on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2014 KMF DEALER CHOICE APR
  • Kia announces special APR Financing on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2014 KMF DEALER CHOICE APR
  • Kia announces special APR Financing on select models.
  • Finance Incentive

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2014 Kia Forte
2014 Kia Forte

New For 2014

The 2014 Kia Forte sedan, the Forte5 hatchback, and the sporty Forte Koup are all-new.

Vehicle Summary

Bad timing killed the last Kia Forte. Four years ago, the Forte was a good, little car that debuted just ahead of a foray of better, little cars. Cars like the Ford Focus and the Chevrolet Cruze, which absolutely crushed Kia's dreams of being king of the compact-car hill. Fast-forward four years to today. While we were expecting a significantly refreshed Forte for 2014, we got a brand-new 2014 Kia Forte instead. The compact-car class is getting a lot of attention from automakers, what with people's blossoming interest in green-friendly econoboxes, and Kia's got a real player with the Forte.

Overview

The compact 2014 Kia Forte is all-new. It comes in three styles: Forte, Forte5, and Forte Koup. The first is a four-door sedan, the second is a four-door hatchback, and the last is a two-door coupe. All are instantly recognizable as Fortes because of their tiger-nose grilles and curvaceous sheetmetal. It's extremely rare that an automaker offers one car in three distinct flavors. The Ford Focus is available as a sedan and a hatchback but not as a coupe. The Honda Civic is available as a sedan and a coupe but not as a hatchback. The whole Forte trio benefits from Hyundai's 100,000-mile, ten-year warranty, another thing that sets it apart from the competition.

The four-door 2014 Kia Forte sedan is longer, lower, and wider than the outgoing car. Despite the increase in size, passenger volume has actually decreased, although first-row passengers enjoy more head, leg, and shoulder room. If interior space is a major concern, the Forte5 might be more your style. Passenger volume increases slightly from 96.2 cubic feet to 98.2 cubic feet, and cargo space balloons from 14.9 cubic feet to 23.2 cubic feet. The Forte5 also benefits from bigger engines. EX models get a normally aspirated 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder, and SX models get a 1.6-liter turbocharged in-line four spitting out 201 hp. They're the same engines that are available in the two-door Forte Koup. The Koup debuted at the 2013 New York Auto Show and is set to go on sale by the end of the year. It aims to be the most fun Forte, with sport-tuned suspension and larger front brakes, as well as an excessive amount of carbon-fiber interior frill.

It seems, then, that Kia is building a Forte for just about everyone.

You'll like:

  • Good standard and available features
  • All transmissions are six-speeds
  • Three distinct body styles

You won't like:

  • Driving dynamics are wanting
  • Still playing catch-up with some competitors
  • Too much road noise

Key Competitors

  • Ford Focus
  • Honda Civic
  • Mazda 3
  • Toyota Corolla
2014 Toyota Corolla S Front Three Quarters In Motion
The Toyota Corolla retook the number-one sales spot from the Honda Civic this past month, selling 30,883 units to the Civic's 30,038. The Hyundai Elantra again came in third place, with sales of 22,213, but improved its performance from last month.
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We’ve reached the fourth day of Automobile Magazine’s 2014 Compact Sedan Comparison, and it hasn’t been easy.
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Welcome to Day 2 of Automobile Magazine’s 2014 Compact Sedan Comparison Review, our test of the affordable, multipurpose small sedans that are ubiquitous on American roads.
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If you can’t build a good car for $200,000, probably you should just quit trying. It’s actually much harder to build a great $20,000 car, one with a spacious cabin, everyday comfort and convenience, plus thrifty performance, all without forcing people to turn their wallets inside out to find the last dollar. Really, it’s much easier to build a Bentley than a simple compact sedan.
2014 Kia Forte5 Three Quarters
Las Vegas -- The old Kia Forte hatchback was well beyond its sell-by date, with a miserable ride quality, buzzy engines, and cheap interior materials. When the all-new version debuted in February at the Chicago auto show, it appeared that Kia had worked the same magic on its new Forte5 hatchback as it had on the Forte sedan, renovating the compact car with bold design, a smarter cabin, and myriad mechanical updates. The icing on the cake? The 2014 Kia Forte5's SX trim level is now geared toward performance and has a powerful turbocharged engine under the hood.

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2014 Kia Forte Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
1.8L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
25 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
37 MPG
Horsepower:
148 hp @ 6500rpm
Torque:
131 ft lb of torque @ 4700rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
100,000 miles / 60 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 120 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 60 months
Roadside
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014 Kia Forte vehicles manufactured December 5, 2012, to April 17, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt.
Consequences
If the cooling fan resistor overheats and melts, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire.
Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and for vehicles produced from December 5, 2012 to January 27, 2014, dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multi-fuse unit. For vehicles produced from January 28, 2014 to April 17, 2014, dealers will replace the multi-fuse unit only. Owners of vehicles with a 1.8L engine will also have the engine control unit software updated. The recall began on February 20, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC113.
Potential Units Affected
86,880
Notes
Kia Motors America


IIHS Front Small Overlap
Poor
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
2
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Kia Forte

Depreciation
32.2%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$9,156
32.2%
Insurance
$7,045
24.8%
Fuel Cost
$8,103
28.5%
Financing
$1,819
6.4%
Maintenance
$1,764
6.2%
Repair Costs
$167
0.6%
State Fees
$355
1.2%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $28,409 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average