2012 Kia Forte

2012 Kia Forte Review Summaries

What reviewers liked most about the Kia Forte

  • With the smaller engine and the automatic gearbox, the Forte didn't invite aggressive driving, but that's all the better to enjoy the spacious and well-appointed interior and airy greenhouse. The ride is relatively supple, and the car welcomes simply sliding it into drive and cruising.

    - Car and Driver
  • The Forte's sheetmetal duds, penned at the Korean automaker's California design studio, are neatly pressed, featuring a version of Kia's new look front fascia with swept-back headlights. Its creased hood flows nicely into the A-pillar and there's a subtle beltline that runs from the headlights to the attractive trapezoidal taillamps.

    - Motor Trend

What reviewers liked least about the Kia Forte

  • In terms of numbers and equipment, the Kia is very strong, but for enthusiastic driving it's . . . not.

    - Car and Driver

Best one-liner about the Kia Forte

  • Shocker: Kia's getting serious about style.

    - Car and Driver
  • After our stint behind the Forte's well-executed multi-function steering wheel, we'd put it right up there with the best the compact segment has to offer.

    - Motor Trend

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