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


    • JR0752 Gamer
      JR0752 Gamer

      Great video.

      about 1 day ago
    • 泓宇吴

      2019 civic sedan touring vs 2019 kia forte ex limited , which one should I get for driving 5 year ,how's the quality thanks

      about 2 days ago
    • Tomas Tylecek
      Tomas Tylecek

      they beat ford and gm out of the segment, so it must must be getting better

      about 4 days ago
    • John N811
      John N811

      Goose you make good comprehensive reviews. I hope KIA will make a competitive GT version that can go up against the next gen GTI. There should be an enjoyable sporty daily driver that the average goose can afford and still pay all the other bills that life brings.
      Also I know you have posted many videos and are constantly making new ones but it would be nice to see you respond to more of the viewers comments. Not necessarily this one. Thank you.

      about 6 days ago
    • lawlaw1

      fantastic review. well spoken, covered everything, and great editing and camera use.....following

      about 9 days ago
    • 32dsmitty

      Awesome review. I just purchased one. You are so right about smooth and rough pavement handling. I could do with out the smart tech apple and android. Basic aux bluetooth stereo is all they need. Would rather have better suspension. Over all its a really fun car to drive. Cant wait to see what the SS version will look like.

      about 13 days ago
    • palebeachbum

      Recently did a 280 mile round trip in my 2018 Elantra. Same engine as this car, but with a less efficient 6-spd automatic. I was blown away that I averaged just shy of 45mpg! These cars are inexpensive to buy compared to comparable cars. They're very light on the wallet to own in terms of running costs and maintenance. They're comfortable and quiet enough for road trips. I may have to trade mine in when the new 2020 Elantra comes out with this same CVT transmission. I'm not a fan of my Elantra's 6-spd. It behaves kind of oddly. Aggressive downshifts when coming to a stop, acts confused around 30 and 40mph. So not the great city driving experience I was hoping for. I expect the CVT will eliminate these complaints.

      about 15 days ago
    • Julius Tucker
      Julius Tucker

      Now this or the new Mazda 3?

      about 16 days ago
    • wrands M
      wrands M

      Great Review. Inside and out and underneath.

      about 17 days ago
    • David Pham
      David Pham

      The best reviewer !

      about 22 days ago
    • Steve Ragan
      Steve Ragan

      I just bought a base 2019 KIA Forte. I don't have one issue with it. The negatives this guy is talking about, are wrong. He gets paid for doing this, and he has to find things (wrong). The interior is beautiful, comfy seats, everything is wonderful. 30 city, 40 hwy. 147hp. The price and quality beats every 2019 in it's class. Once you see it, you can't even call it a "compact." The trunk is huge. You are so proud of it, you can't wait to drive it, and love driving it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Nate Hahn
      Nate Hahn

      I hate the fact that I am forced to buy the base trim to get a manual. It's a big part of why the Manual is dying...

      about 1 month ago
    • Thomas Ruggiero
      Thomas Ruggiero

      I have a Kia Forte and it’s awesome!

      about 1 month ago
    • AndreasInGreer

      That was a good point about the transmission: it's very good, but not yet proven in long term use. What about the Elantra GT's double clutch? I am interested in the new Elantra GT N Line - has it's dual clutch transmission been out for a few years or is it also brand new?

      about 1 month ago
    • jarydf

      Great review thanks

      about 1 month ago
    • Foodie Guy
      Foodie Guy

      Since they studied other carmakers CVT's, did they engineer this IVT to be reliable and not break like Nissan's CVTs.

      about 1 month ago
    • Robert Skinney
      Robert Skinney

      Amazing video this was the most comprehensive car review I’ve watched i just purchased a LXS model and this gave me depth and reassurance to my purchase

      about 1 month ago
    • Boon Doggle
      Boon Doggle

      What’s funny about what he said about the Forte being a bit of a firm ride is that I owned a Nissan Sentra prior to buying a Forte and the Forte feels a hundred times better on the road. That was one of things that sold me on Kia’s in general. That Sentra was a HARD ride. So, compared to another vehicle at the same price point, the Forte excels in that area as well. It really is a great value for the price. My only complaints are with the sound system—I had to replace the head unit and the speakers because the sound was woefully inadequate with the factory setup—and the fact that it doesn’t come with a spare tire.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mr Fister
      Mr Fister

      Rear indicators at the bottom of the car is fucking stupid!

      about 1 month ago
    • Todd Giambruno
      Todd Giambruno

      Thank you for a thorough review and for understanding that not everyone can afford or wants most of what's out there today. We simply need a good car to get to work. There are other more important areas in which our money needs to be spent. Keep it up!

      about 1 month ago
    • Ken Howard
      Ken Howard

      Savage Geese reviews have spoiled me when compared to the proliferation of other car reviewers. I can appreciate Kia's new and well-functioning CVT, their choice to return to port injection, and infotainment design - but not their unfortunate use of an overly-stiff suspension, relatively-poor front seat comfort, and a body producing intermittent buzzes and rattles. Though not everyone is able to, I'd choose to pay more for the higher-quality, new Mazda 3, even if only the base model.

      about 1 month ago
    • Tony Lester
      Tony Lester

      I liked it it'll you said CVT transmission. That shit is garbage. Wish manufacturers would quit using them.

      about 1 month ago
    • Sandy Shoremann
      Sandy Shoremann

      This KIA or the softer, geriatric appealing - but row your own - VW Jetta 6mt? both out the door for around $17k or less. Hmmm.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jusbert Meza
      Jusbert Meza

      Doug “here’s why this is the greatest car in it’s class” Demuro

      about 1 month ago
    • brian bowen
      brian bowen

      I always see KIA and think, Meh Mommy Car. But i been looking them up past cuple days and they seem to have upped their game a bit.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jonathan Rigby
      Jonathan Rigby

      You are the anti-Doug DeMiro. He's fun, but you keep it down to earth. New Subscriber!

      about 1 month ago
    • Warlock 6
      Warlock 6

      The Forte is what the Neon would have been if Dodge didnt switch to the abortion that wouldnt die named the Caliber. It sounds like you get a lot for the money. Great review.
      I had a 2009 Audi A4 with their version of the CVT, I will never buy another CVT as long as I live. The car didnt last 7 years without the trans starting to go out.

      about 1 month ago
    • Joel Armstrong
      Joel Armstrong

      Can you please do the 2019 kia optima?

      about 1 month ago
    • g1981c

      i would rather drive a used Accord ...

      about 1 month ago
    • Outlet Walk
      Outlet Walk

      2019 and the Kia is rusting? is that normal?

      about 1 month ago