Skip to main content

2014 Kia Forte

Forte 2.0 Keeps Kia Competitive In The Compact Crop Looking back just a few years, America's compact segment was filled with bland, uninteresting cars that traded largely on low prices and high fuel economy. In today's landscape, though, things couldn't be more different – this class now boasts some of the most attractive cars on the market, not to mention features and technologies once reserved for luxury cars. Filling Kia's role in this important market, the 2014 Forte has helped make the South Korean automaker a contender among compact cars with the sedan launching earlier i... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.0L I4
Power:
173 HP / 154 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Automatic
Base Price:
$15,900
As-Tested Price:
$25,515
  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Official: Kia releases sketches of next-generation Forte
    1343057280

    Remember that sketch of the next-generation Kia Forte that was leaked late last year? Well, now Kia has released an official version of it – and it's even more dramatic. This new rendering has a more pronounced lower character line and larger rear taillights, but it retains the earlier version's menacing face, with a large implementation of the new ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    2013 Kia Forte sketch leaks out?
    1323995280

    Most vehicles stay on the market for a good six or more years before they're replaced. But Kia isn't most automakers. The Korean brand has a lot to prove, and as it turns out they're intent on doing just that by keeping their product portfolio fresh. That's why, though the current Forte sedan has only been on the market since 2009, Kia is already ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Review: 2011 Kia Forte 5-Door
    1315497420

    A 5-Door That Looks Good, Lacks Refinement Two things have developed in the last decade: The compact segment has finally spawned vehicles we want to drive and Kia is no longer an automotive punchline. So why, when listing off top-notch C-segment vehicles like the Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Volkswagen Jetta, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra, does the Kia ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Motor Trend crowns new compact sedan king in eight-way comparo [w/poll]
    1306771140

    With a raft of newly redesigned compact sedans hitting the streets this year, Motor Trend decided it was high time to crown a new king among the diminutive four-door masses. The editors gathered eight of the most popular models in the segment and pitted them against each other, battle royale style. The magazine started by selecting the three ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Kia says NBA partnership helping awareness more than expected
    1300196400

    Kia has become an active presence in both the National Basketball Association and Grand-Am Challenge racing series. Participation in both requires a fair amount of investment for the automaker, but so far, Kia says this marketing gamble is paying off handsomely. In 2010, Kia sold 356,268 vehicles to U.S. consumers. That's a record for the automaker, and ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Kia axes plan for EcoDynamics branding in U.S.
    1282910460

    When Kia Motors unveiled its EcoDynamics sub-brand at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show, the company claimed its new badge would begin to appear on U.S.-bound models soon. In fact, Kia promised that its eco-friendly moniker would be attached to several models sold worldwide. Now, Orth Hedrick, director-product planning at Kia Motors America, tells Ward's ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Kia axes plan for EcoDynamics branding in U.S.
    1282864800

    When Kia Motors unveiled its EcoDynamics sub-brand at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show, the company claimed its new badge would begin to appear on U.S.-bound models soon. In fact, Kia promised that its eco-friendly moniker would be attached to several models sold worldwide. Now, Orth Hedrick, director-product planning at Kia Motors America, tells Ward's ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Report: Kia may lose names, use numbers for future models
    1277737260

    Would a Kia Forte by any other name smell as sweet, if the name were K3 and those judging the smell were American buyers? That's the question Kia executive are mulling as they decide whether to switch to alphanumeric model designations in the U.S. Some of the company's cars that go by names in other markets wear letter-number identifiers in South Korea, ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Report: Kia Motors first-quarter profit quadruples
    1272306480

    Much of the boost came from the fact that the company's global sales have exploded this year thanks in part to the new Sorento, Forte and Forte Koup. Kia moved 474,635 vehicles during the first-quarter of 2010 – more than 65 percent more than during the first-quarter of 2009. [Source: Associated Press | Image: Jung Yeon-Je/Getty]

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Kia Forte awarded IIHS 'Top Safety Pick'
    1271801880

    Much like parent company Hyundai, Kia has been working hard to revive its brand image. New products like the Soul and Forte have been relatively well received so far, and with new stunners like the 2011 Sportage and Optima on the way, Kia should benefit from a healthy boost in sales. But strip away the sleek new designs and clever interior packaging, and ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    New York 2010: Kia adds five-door hatch to Forte lineup
    1270137420

    Since Americans seem to be finally latching onto the concept of the compact five-door hatchback, Kia is jumping into the fight with a new variant of the Forte. The five-door Forte debuts with a slightly revised front fascia (something that will make its way onto all Forte models) to go with its new more useful backside. Under the hood the Forte ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Canadian Kia customers get new dealer-installed Forte Koup "R" performance package
    1268870400

    In our initial review of the Kia Forte Koup, we were very impressed with the car's overall style and levels of standard equipment, but we wished that the car were a bit more potent on the street. One remedy for that is the "R" package of dealer-installed accessories that Canadian customers can now spec on either the SX or EX model. Sadly, the R ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Review: 2010 Kia Forte Koup SX a beauty queen that can't hide its roots
    1266339420

    It's time to stop being surprised that Koreans can make good cars. Kia and its sister-brand Hyundai have been doing it for years now, with each successive model being better than the last. Hyundai has been selling vehicles in the U.S. for 24 years, Kia for 16, and they don't deserve bonus points anymore for exceeding expectations. Want proof? Along with ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Chicago 2010: Kia shows off new Forte Koup racecar
    1265907480

    Kia has been making waves this past year or so with introductions like the Soul and the Forte Koup, and for 2010, they hope to be make an impact on the racetrack as well. Here at the Chicago Auto Show, Kia is displaying their new Forte Koup racecar that is competing in Grand-Am's Continental Sports Car Challenge series for 2010. The Korean manufacturer's ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    REPORT: Kia Forte Koup may get brand's first-ever turbo
    1260889260

    As General Motors' Saturn brand ushers its owners toward orphan-make status, at least one company is swooping in to pick at the bones of its carcass. Kia has been doing well lately, unlike nearly everyone else, its sales actually grew this year. The brand has been adding dealers by picking up ex-Saturn stores and looks to continue building market share ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    LA 2009: 2010 Kia Forte and Forte Koup crowned NADAguides.com COTY
    1259942340

    With a brief press release and a trophy handoff at the LA Auto Show, car pricing authority NADAguides.com has heaped the first of what we could be many accolades upon the stylish and affordable 2010 Kia Forte and Kia Forte Koup by naming the duo their Car of the Year for 2009. Citing the pair's "best in class" features and stylish interior and exterior ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Kia Forte Koup going racing in 2010 Grand-Am Koni Challenge series
    1257275400

    For the first time in its history in the U.S. market, Kia is going racing in 2010. Kia announced today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas that it has partnered with the Kinetic Group to build and compete with a pair of new Forte Koups in the 2010 Grand-Am Koni Challenge series. The Koups will be driven by Andy Lally and Nic Jönsson in the Street Tuner ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Review: 2010 Kia Forte continues string of hits from South Korea
    1256918280

    It's not that there was much wrong with the Forte's predecessor. In fact, the last time we drove a Kia Spectra, we walked away wondering if anything more might be overkill. The Spectra was good but tended to blend in with a crowd, and Kia's not into playing the role of wallflower anymore. In contrast, the Forte boldly saunters into the middle of the ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    Kia prices 2010 Forte Koup at $16,595*
    1252092660

    Back in July, Kia announced that its two-door Forte would begin hitting dealerships across the United States later this summer. Well, that time is now, and the Korean automaker has just announced pricing on its fashionable coupe Koup. Pricing for the 2010 Forte Koupe will begin at $16,595, to which you can immediately add $695 for destination. For those ...

  • 0
    Kia Forte
    CONFIRMED: 2010 Kia Forte Koup will go on sale late summer
    1247165580

    After strapping ourselves behind the wheel of Kia's new Forte sedan for our initial drive, we came away thinking that the new Korean was a stylish, reasonable alternative to the scads of Honda Civics and Toyota Corollas populating America's roadways. Now it's time for Kia to follow the handsome sedan up with its first-ever two-door coupe Koup, which the ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle