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


    • Dairakai Menepada
      Dairakai Menepada

      Once again, thank you for a solid, and informative, review.

      about 1 day ago
    • Lambert Philadelphia
      Lambert Philadelphia

      I traded in my manual Rio SX and bought this car mainly based on your review! I LOVE the car and I can’t believe how much better the fuel economy is! Thanks for your realness and honesty! If the tranny holds up, this is gonna be a keeper for a least a decade or 2!

      about 6 days ago
    • El Jeffe
      El Jeffe

      Your review of this car directly impacted my decision to purchase it. Owned it for 6 months now, and I couldn't be happier. What can I say, I love gadgets! Thanks for the info and for all of your very honest and in depth reviews! You're my favorite car guy on YouTube hands down. The stiff ride quality furthers my illusion that I'm driving something a bit sportier than this actually is... XD I'm a bit phobic about the reliability of the CVT as well, but 10 year, 100k mile warranty! Can't beat that. Edit: I have the 2019 EX Launch Edition with all of the extra shit. WORTH IT! And, it's super orange. The color has grown on me considerably.

      about 6 days ago
    • popeyevalls

      Dont we all just wish EVERYONE could be this straight forward and HONEST like this? I love this guy!

      about 13 days ago
    • KAV - 82
      KAV - 82

      I don't know.. I feel depressed when i watch your video.. But well reviewed..

      about 17 days ago
    • Murtuza Rangwala
      Murtuza Rangwala

      Hi. Between 2019 Kia Forte EX and 2017 Honda Civic EX with Honda Sensing, which one should I go with? I'll appreciate some pointers.

      about 21 day ago
    • A.S. Dal
      A.S. Dal

      I drive in a LOT of traffic. 5 days a week half hour drive to work and back. Thinking about getting the GT. Would the DCT not be a good choice for me? I've heard the dct transmissions aren't a fan of slow driving in traffic.

      about 22 days ago
    • pontiacGXPfan

      Seen it.......pretty impressed but no CD player is a deal breaker

      about 1 month ago
    • Kyle Russell
      Kyle Russell

      Honestly most informative car review video I've ever watched

      about 2 months ago
    • Scott Aveldson
      Scott Aveldson

      I appreciate the thorough reviews you do for the more "basic", or affordable car segment. Thank you.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ryan Dangler
      Ryan Dangler

      I just got one. I’ve been a truck guy for years now. Hell I drive a F450 6.7L for work. This I must say is a damn good car for the money. The best part is I paid $15500 for it after all the rebates Kia was offering on the 19s. With a crap truck I traded in plus $5000 down I have a cheap payment and a gas getter to get the kids to school in the morning. I do all city driving around 100 miles a week and get 35.5mpg. I don’t beat on it, keep it waxed and clean and I have nothing bad to say, just little things you have to deal with. Road noise is more apparent then most cars or SUVs. The speakers suck when your trying to rock out with the windows down and the AM reception is almost nonexistent. The pros are like the video said. Great gas mileage, the tech is at this price is great. Apple Car play works awesome. Why anyone would get a nav system with a car or truck that has apple or android car play is beyond me. The trunk space is wow for this small car. I was able to fit a 10 gallon 6hp shop vac inside with room to spare on the sides and in front. Is this my forever car? HELL NO. But it will be my car for the next 4 years until my wife’s Honda Pilot is paid off and it’s my turn to get a new expensive truck. If anyone’s reading this 4 years from now and is looking for a cheap well taken care of car DM me. Lol. Maybe in a year I will make a video of living with the forte that’s not my forte after a year of owning it. Great video man it only made me 110% I made the right choice.

      about 2 months ago
    • Cross Ocean
      Cross Ocean

      It a used g70 for the same price and win.

      about 2 months ago
    • Roman


      about 2 months ago
    • Stalin

      40 is okay for a gas car, I guess. I can pretty easily break 50 in my hybrid.

      about 2 months ago
    • inthepocket

      A properly made CVT is a great transmission.

      about 2 months ago
    • Boone Docker
      Boone Docker

      Does it die at every stoplight like all the other cars with the "Auto stop start feature". If so, they can keep it.

      about 2 months ago
    • Marlowe Campos
      Marlowe Campos

      Jebron 😂😂😂😂😂

      about 2 months ago
    • Christian O'Brien
      Christian O'Brien

      Good car. Had a 2013 elantra... put 276,000mi on it in under three years as a courier and ZERO PROBLEMS. Always felt like I was in a better car than I paid for and what it's about

      about 2 months ago
    • Christian

      Kia is fucking garbage!

      about 2 months ago
    • Prestige212 w
      Prestige212 w

      First time seeing your reviews. I've watched a lot of car reviews and your presentation is one of the best. Great my sub!

      about 2 months ago
    • Phat Ta
      Phat Ta

      Great review and final thoughts

      about 2 months ago
    • VapeKing

      Kia and Hyundai are doing big things and they have the best warranty in the auto industry to back it up!

      about 2 months ago
    • Korey Mayo
      Korey Mayo

      Kia Forte vs Mazda3 which one would you buy and why?

      about 2 months ago
    • mdd47

      I freaking LOVE how easy it is to get to the drain plug and oil filter! That's freaking amazing!

      about 3 months ago
    • Jake Hunter
      Jake Hunter

      5:27 was too great 🤣

      about 3 months ago
    • Zachary D.
      Zachary D.

      I just got a 2019 LXS and it does rattle a little bit, but for the price I got it, it was 100% worth it

      about 3 months ago
    • Juan Ng
      Juan Ng

      does kia and subaru share the same steering wheels? looks the same

      about 3 months ago
    • Khadijah & Jesus
      Khadijah & Jesus

      Thankyou for being honest !!!!

      about 3 months ago
    • D Bent
      D Bent

      Did he really say the trunk is bigger than his ex wife coochie?!? 🤣🤣 wow Funny but very unprofessional man.

      about 3 months ago
    • Harry Callahan
      Harry Callahan

      7:13 That oil filter location is CRAP! I drive a 2012 Forte 5 EX, and the oil filter I think is bad enough: installed sideways and pointing straight back. But at least it didn't have a gigantic cover at the bottom with a tiny hole for access. There is enough room around the filter I can stick a wrench in there and turn it. This new design, I got no tool that will fit in that hole to take the filter off :(

      about 3 months ago