2018 Kia Forte

The 2018 Kia Forte is a mainstream compact sedan, also available in hatchback  that slots above the sub-compact Kia Rio and below the mid-size Kia Optima in the brand’s car lineup.

Pros: Compliant Ride, Quiet Cabin, Available With Manual Transmission, Safety Score

Cons: Outdated Cabin Design, Less Fuel-Efficient Than Competitors

Looks Best In: Garnet Red exterior/Black interior


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Competition: Honda CivicToyota CorollaHyundai ElantraChevrolet CruzeVolkswagen JettaNissan Sentra

Safety Score: The 2018 Kia Forte was awarded the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick distinction.

Summary: The 2018 Kia Forte is a great alternative to best sellers in this segment like the Civic and Corolla. Although not the most stylish or sporty vehicle in its class, the smooth and quiet ride the Forte offers is its trump card over less refined competitors.

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