In 2018 and 2019 many of the cars are in North America are disappearing for SUVs. At the same time certain smaller cars are getting better and with the release of the new Forte, Kia is trying to add all of the things buyers want while keeping things simple. With competition shrinking yet heating up, Mazda, Honda, and Toyota are trying their hand at moving things upscale. The new Corolla, Mazda3 and Civic are prime examples of that yet in the case of the Forte the entry cost is lower.

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00:00 - 00:30 Intro
00:30 - 5:58 Interior and Exterior Impressions
5:58 - 12:34 In the Shoppe, Suspension Motor and Transmission
12:34 - 18:08 Driving Impressions
18:08 Final Thoughts


    • g1981c

      i would rather drive a used Accord ...

      about 3 hours ago
    • Outlet Walk
      Outlet Walk

      2019 and the Kia is rusting? is that normal?

      about 11 hours ago
    • Knight Rider
      Knight Rider

      Not sure why people would buy a Sentra over this.

      about 1 day ago
    • Anthony Strunk
      Anthony Strunk

      The trunk space is bigger than my ex wife’s p*ssy! LOL! Love his sense of humor

      about 2 days ago
    • Josh Human
      Josh Human

      This is the car I'd get if I had a dog who was going to piss all over the back seat. LUL

      about 3 days ago
    • bszphoto

      That shot through the front glass looks so damn good

      about 7 days ago
    • Kellan Larson
      Kellan Larson

      I have to agree that this CVT is good for this car and segment. Its built for efficiency, smoothness, and unobtrusive behavior

      about 8 days ago
    • NoThisIsPratickStar

      The 2nd gen was fun, the 6-speed auto was great, if i had to shop for a new car the 3rd gen will not even be looked at because of the CVT, the manual will be completely stripped down, CVTs are unreliable and for the most part a drag. Mazda is the way to go since they’re not dick riding CVT’s

      about 8 days ago
    • Kenneth M.
      Kenneth M.

      What a nice refreshing honest and informative review. Love the comments about expensive cars nobody can afford. I can, but I refuse to spend money on all that bling. Who cares? Keep the reviews coming. You and Alex are my new favorites, and your use of videos (MFG plant, engine breakaway) was excellent! Thanks!! (My ex wife has a huge Trunk too). Finally, my 16 year old just took the BRAKES driving school, and KIA loaned them cars. In BRAKES they teach the kids a lot of advanced maneuvers to save lives. Especially young drivers. He loved this car!, and hats off to KIA for participation in this wonderful program. If you have new drivers, enroll them in BRAKES. 50 percent of all high school drivers are enrolled in a crash before graduating. Incredible statistic.

      about 9 days ago
    • Digby Dooright
      Digby Dooright

      BAHAHAHA! The end was funny. ok i'm 11. ;p

      about 9 days ago
    • Joe Sowards
      Joe Sowards

      The CVT in my 2016 Impreza felt like hot garbage. I’m actually considering a Forte for this transmission and feature set.

      about 9 days ago
    • knox2613

      Every Kia review I see moves them further up the list for me.

      about 9 days ago
    • Dark Phoenix
      Dark Phoenix

      nice review, thanks. Like you, I prefer a softer feel in a car, so I usually bought American for that. But I got a great offer on a Forte and I don't drive a lot so I might take it.

      about 11 days ago
    • Edwin Tapia
      Edwin Tapia

      Wow 😮! Amazing work it like watching commercial. Elite editing

      about 11 days ago
    • Almazan125

      Watching this while waiting for my sister to pick me up because my old ass car broke down lol

      about 13 days ago
    • Mohammad Nabil
      Mohammad Nabil

      A great review, thank you.

      about 13 days ago
    • Vincent Vanclooster
      Vincent Vanclooster

      I would like to know it’s a chain or belt trimming thanks

      about 16 days ago
    • Carl Deithloff
      Carl Deithloff

      Totally agree with your comments on the ride. Overly firm for the class. I think I would have reserved firmer suspension for the GT Turbo coming this Summer.

      about 16 days ago
    • Shamblerock Shamblerock
      Shamblerock Shamblerock

      I watch car reviews all the time. Just love to learn and see and compare. Small, large, fast, slow, cheap expensive....I enjoy cars. But I will say, you are probably the best overall reviewer I have ever watched... You speak in terms that I understand and can absorb 100%. For my family of 5 we have 6 cars...3 convertibles, 2 are roadsters, family sedan, econobox get the I am always looking at what is available and how they compare to others in its class. I really appreciated your exceptional review here and will likely go through every other review you have done to date. Larry, thanks a million for your professional, candid, intelligent and no B.S. detailed review. I hope you get 100,00,000 hits on Youtube because right now, you are at the top of the review chain. Hoping car companies invite you to review their newest cars as a perk. Good luck and please don't stop with the reviews.

      about 17 days ago
    • 0 0
      0 0

      Nissan, Mazda, Subaru, Isuzu, Suzuki, BMW, VW, MG, Land Rover, Hyundai, Jaguar, Renault, and Chrysler - Hyundai makes their own CVT, they call it an IVT. Youtuber - savagegeese - did a review of it. - Link to it - - Saved for notes

      about 18 days ago
    • Suitch

      I like your sincerity.

      about 18 days ago
    • Hankyu Park
      Hankyu Park

      I recommend to ppl to testdrive or just go to showroom to check out the interior of forte. It feels really solid. Not much cheap feeling hard plastic. My 2018 Elantra limited interior feels like crap.

      about 19 days ago
    • Gabe H
      Gabe H

      "The trunk space is literally bigger than my ex wife's bleeeep". lol, did not see that coming! Didn't expect to crack up in a car review.

      about 21 day ago
    • John K Lindgren
      John K Lindgren


      about 22 days ago
    • Chieftain

      What did you say, port injection. You got my interest now.

      about 22 days ago
    • Ijnat

      I live in Texas and the forte is cheaper than the Rio and rio5 which I thought was interesting.

      about 26 days ago
    • Joaquin Silva
      Joaquin Silva

      Lmao great review I’m still buying this peice of shit car

      about 29 days ago
    • Denis Lara
      Denis Lara

      My 2015 KIA Forte5 has 72,000 miles, all i needed to change was an ignition coil (it was free under warranty, oh! and the battery also free under warranty) I love my KIA, and I will probably buy another KIA if I want a new car in the future!

      about 1 month ago
    • Inorite

      Wow! So robots are even stealing away Mexican jobs too.

      about 1 month ago
    • Daniel Escobedo
      Daniel Escobedo

      Great review,
      I bought a Kia Forte 5
      201 hp new in 2015,
      The only Problems I have had with it
      Is two sets of tire change's at thru 105,000
      And I get 33mpg.
      Still going strong At 130,000 miles,
      So looks like I will be changing a set of
      Tires in about 150,000.
      It is the Manual Transmission.

      about 1 month ago