The New 2019 Kia Forte is built off an all new structure. It's bigger, has a host of new technologies, more efficient and has a list of standard features that should suit all compact car buyers. It also introduces an all new in house built IVT, Intelligent variable transmission.

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    • Benjammin Taylor
      Benjammin Taylor

      I bought a 2019 Forte LSX. I rented/test drive the Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra over a 3 month period (was renting cars by the week due to travel) and this blows them out the water at a lower price point. You get all the tech, pleather wrapped interior (vs hard plastic) and alloy rims for less than all other brands with nothing. I said I would never buy a Kia. The one thing that sold me on Kia was a 2 week trip to Iceland. I drove the whole ring road both on pavement and off road in a Kia Sportage and had no problems. The trip turned me on to their lane keep assist which is way better than the other brands I have tried.

      about 14 days ago
    • asif aslam
      asif aslam

      Is it me or cabin noise is very high

      about 20 days ago
    • America TheBeautiful
      America TheBeautiful

      they both don't look convincing, it looks like they are both not convinced themselves... lol

      about 24 days ago
    • Ray Bees
      Ray Bees

      We didnt buy the Carola because it doesnt have Android auto only apple car play. Not because we had to have it but because the infotainment console would be useless without apple.

      about 25 days ago
    • Clayton Root
      Clayton Root

      Unfortunately I've been spoiled by, and come to love, the feature content of our Kia Niro Hybrid Touring.
      I do LOVE the looks of this new Forte and the upcoming 2020 Forte 5 Door, or Hatchback if you wish, is absolutely stunning. However, even in top trim the Forte is missing Fog Lights, although curiously, you can see the circles in the front fascia where they should go. Additionally it's missing Automatic Folding & Tilt Down Exterior Mirrors along with the wonderful Memory Seats for the Driver. The 115 Volt electrical outlet in the rear of the centre console is also missing, as well as no front or rear parking sensors. All of this stuff is standard in the Niro Hybrid Touring, along with every other tech feature available in the Forte.
      In spite of stellar fuel economy numbers this new 2.0 liter engine has DITCHED Direct Injection with all it's potential "valve carbon fouling issues" and expensive cleaning processes. Yeah! And kudos to the Atkinson Cycle for it's efficiency. Remarkably, this Forte achieves Hwy Fuel Economy virtually identical to our Niro Hybrid (5.9 versus 5.8) which is stunning. Granted, the Niro does deliver superior City economy because it's not even running half of the time. And this new 2.0 liter Forte Engine is incredibly smooth. I found it to be inaudible at idle. With such stunning refinement and 147 hp, me wonders why this engine was not used in the Niro Hybrid instead of the more raucous 1.6 liter with it's paltry 104 hp. Combine this 2.0 liter with the torque available from the electric motor and performance would be compelling.
      My greatest HOPE is that the forthcoming Forte 5 will eventually be offered here as a Hybrid, (it's already been shown in Korea) with ALL of the amenities which currently come in the Niro Hybrid Touring that have spoiled my wife and I. Sadly, I believe the Forte 5 will likely arrive with the Corporate 1.6 litre turbo engine as a performance upgrade. I want nothing to do with a Turbo Direct Injected engine and all it's complicated hardware. Although I'm no huge fan of Toyota, I must applaud them for making their Hybrid Versions of the Camry and RAV4 the most potent versions of those vehicles available, thus making them more compelling.
      Time will tell what other treasures and surprises Kia has up it's sleeve!

      about 1 month ago
    • norutsu
      norutsu

      Depreciates like shit but its nice car.

      about 1 month ago
    • Phone & Tech Reviews
      Phone & Tech Reviews

      I got a 2017 Kia forte & already I have engine probably I'm switching to corrolla for more reliablility

      about 2 months ago
    • Watson Anthony
      Watson Anthony In reply to Phone & Tech Reviews

      The kia has a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty

      about 18 days ago
    • MeisterFoSho
      MeisterFoSho

      The real question is.. Can civic and corolla compete with the Forte?

      about 2 months ago
    • Kevin Cordova
      Kevin Cordova

      Iphone x was not the first iphone that had wireless charging

      about 2 months ago
    • jsrgeorge
      jsrgeorge

      5:37 easy easy, let it go, let it go or it will feel like a real cvt. lol

      about 3 months ago
    • David Oscarson
      David Oscarson

      Had a 2015 Optima, traded it in for a 19 forte for better gas mileage. Loved both cars, love the brand, and will stay with them

      about 3 months ago
    • WOKE FITNESS
      WOKE FITNESS In reply to David Oscarson

      hows the noise inside the cabin compared to an optima does it sound quiet?

      about 2 months ago
    • Grieg Ragen
      Grieg Ragen

      No Heated Steering Wheel in US unless top trim. Same with no heated and cooled seats. I don't like that red either. Looks like the Tesla S red. Should be sharper and deeper. I have the White with Black S version and really like it. You are right about the handling and acceleration. I have no trouble getting on the highway or passing.

      about 4 months ago
    • Donovan Hoover
      Donovan Hoover

      Not all of the 2019 fortes have heated steering wheels

      about 4 months ago
    • Street Rider
      Street Rider

      needs a turbo......no joke.....get the 1.6Turbo from the hyundai tucson and drop it in!

      about 4 months ago
    • Digby Dooright
      Digby Dooright

      Can u guys give me a ride to school??

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Cline
      Michael Cline

      these cvt transmission with fake gears are just stupid. the whole point of cvts is to get better fuel economy. now you lose the benefit of better mpg but still have to deal with the likelihood of worse reliability long-term.

      about 5 months ago
    • Vic and Carol Bode
      Vic and Carol Bode

      I'm looking at the Kia Forte because it's still available with a standard transmission. It's becoming depressingly rare but I prefer it to automatic. Fun to drive and a great deterrent to car thieves!

      about 5 months ago
    • S. D. H.
      S. D. H.

      I like that this car is port-injected instead of being direct-injected, so no carbon deposit issues - but has KIA finally fixed all the failed engine problems that they were having?

      about 5 months ago
    • NIN10DOXD
      NIN10DOXD In reply to S. D. H.

      That was a problem with debris that ended in 2015 as far as I'm aware.

      about 4 months ago
    • rollym196811
      rollym196811

      Cvt means stay away from this car just ,like a contagious disease. Cvt are proven very unreliable. Hyundai still using regular automatic transmission. I bought mine 2019 Elantra and still automatic transmission.

      about 5 months ago
    • RUHappyATM
      RUHappyATM

      Is it really more fuel efficient than the out-going model?
      The specs suggest the previous model drinks less fuel.

      about 6 months ago
    • David Oscarson
      David Oscarson In reply to RUHappyATM

      I got 44 mpg going about 70 on the highway for a 55 mile trip. On the way back I put it in sport mode I got 38 mpg but a much more fun ride. I get about 30 city, but I have so many lights by me

      about 3 months ago
    • PETE
      PETE

      bought a 2018 forte love it

      about 6 months ago
    • Jaewoo Ahn
      Jaewoo Ahn In reply to PETE

      Any major problems yet?

      about 2 months ago
    • RUHappyATM
      RUHappyATM In reply to PETE

      The auto seems to hold onto a gear a touch too long.
      What do you think?

      about 6 months ago
    • B Robertson
      B Robertson

      Very good value and looks good as well . KiA's newer cars are very impressive and offer lots for the money . Rank very high in quality and reliability too :-) ..

      about 7 months ago
    • c71chung
      c71chung

      It ticks all the boxes except suspension. I would like to have multi link.

      about 7 months ago
    • Richard Wang
      Richard Wang

      Verdict? Kia Forte has no competition?

      about 7 months ago
    • khakuda
      khakuda

      Renting this car right now for a month, about 2 weeks in. No complaints. Highway mileage average over 15 miles today was 55mpg. Amazing if true.

      about 7 months ago
    • RUHappyATM
      RUHappyATM In reply to khakuda

      Really?
      My last year model (Cerato) seems to drink more on highway speed of 110kph.
      7.8L/100kms (highway) versus 6.9L/100kms on mixed driving.
      What gives?

      about 6 months ago
    • MysticalStyle
      MysticalStyle In reply to khakuda

      lol so everything you said was a lie?

      about 7 months ago
    • OutKast
      OutKast

      Lol the reviewers shit on Québécois for buying the base model......it’s a car. Still gets you from point A to point B and less bells and whistles means less shit than can break and less money spent on repairs. The CVT being a prime example. Quebecois are more Euro in their approach to these sorts of things, they seem to prefer smaller, more efficient, simpler cars with manual transmissions. The rest of Canada seems to emulate the US (and I say this as an American). They want their cars big and ridiculous, with a bunch of unnecessary stupid shit.

      What need does a push button start or even heating steering wheel provide? You can turn the key and keep your gloves on until the car heats up. And don’t get me started on the lane departure warning stuff. How about YOU PAY ATTENTION AND FUCKING DRIVE.

      All this extra crap is nothing more than a way for automakers to justify jacking up the price, not to mention adding new shit to break (and thus repair). All the while making drivers less engaged and basically asleep at the wheel. Smh

      about 9 months ago
    • Grieg Ragen
      Grieg Ragen In reply to OutKast

      I agree with lane assist, front crash avoidance, apple car play etc. (I don't use my phone when I drive/hang up and drive) way too much junk to repair when it breaks and you know it will. I have a new Forte S and pray the CVT lasts but it has a lifetime powertrain warranty from the dealer.

      about 7 months ago
    • Berni Beckmann
      Berni Beckmann

      Does the base model have a flat TV on the dash too?

      about 10 months ago
    • Bobby Crypto
      Bobby Crypto

      The Borrego had a V8 and the K900 has a v8, so Kia had a V8 since 2009.

      about 10 months ago
    • mac daddy
      mac daddy

      My 2016 Forte had lots of issues. Paint chipped off in the strangest places (the top of the hood and trunk.) The rear window rattled a lot on cold days, the car pulled to one side on most roads, the front tires kept getting sidewall bubbles and the transmission developed a slow leak and my warranty claim was denied on each instance. They said the paint was not a defect, rather it was an 'effect' of my driving style. The rear window rattle was 'normal' for a car in that price point. The car pulling to one side was 'road crown' again..normal. The sidewall bubbles was the fault of the road. The transmission leak was 'sweating' and was told to 'keep an eye on it'. Had to get rid of it after a year because it just kept getting worse and worse. Got a Subaru and not one single issue.

      about 10 months ago
    • knox2613
      knox2613 In reply to mac daddy

      mac daddy Well this is not good to hear

      about 5 months ago
    • JJ Stuart on Writing
      JJ Stuart on Writing

      I bought a 2018 Kia Forte and the car still blows me away. Styling, convenience, and performance. Yes, I said performance. With the automatic shift modes (eco, normal, sport) and can drive gas sipping 5.8L/100km or have the engine rev high in sport if the music strikes me. Heated seats and steering wheel, apple car play, and perfect suspension, not too soft or too rigid. If this car lasts, I'll be back in 7 years for another.

      about 10 months ago
    • RUHappyATM
      RUHappyATM In reply to JJ Stuart on Writing

      How do you manage 5.8?
      Mixed driving gives me 6.9L/100kms.

      about 6 months ago