2013 Kia Forte Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.17/5 Average
11 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

The 2013 Kia Forte gets additional acoustic insulation and upgraded leather for the steering wheel. New available features include LED running lights and power-folding mirrors.

Pros:
  • Generous equipment list
  • Affordable pricing
  • Variety of body styles
  • Excellent handling in SX.
Cons:
  • Firm ride in SX.
  • Intrusive road noise
  • Lackluster interior materials and construction
  • So-so rear legroom

User Reviews:

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  • Great car! - 2013 Kia Forte
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    Currently at 15,006 miles and loving it. I heard a lot of complaints about the gas mileage and I have to tell you.. I get 32 to 35 miles to the gallon easy and have nothing to complain about. The car looks great. Inside and out. I would suggest better stock speakers and a metal fuel door, but other than that, perfect little car for the money. Can't go wrong.

  • Overpriced Cheap Money Pit - 2013 Kia Forte
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    I've had it for about 1.5 years...seemed like a lovely little deal with the XM radio, I got an ex...I was wrong about 1 yr in the amfm and satellite radio acquires signal every 5 or so minutes, the heat barely wants to work, the steering wheel looks horrible, the seats look horrible and the drivers seat sits like a hard church bench, it takes longer to stop running the ac and now it's starting to drink gas. Yes I've taken it in for service and had gas treatments...at first I was in love now I'm very unpleased and am stuck with it bc it's worth nothing, come to find out its not even that safe to drive...so when they wanted me to trade up to the new body style I was like no

  • The car is okay, but the gas mileage is not very good. - 2013 Kia Forte
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    I have had my Kia Forte Hatchback since September and have not been impressed by the gas mileage. Highway miles I have not gotten over 30 and city miles are only at 20-22. I do not drive the car hard or jack rabbit starts at the stoplight. Not impressed and would probably go with a Honda or Toyota with my next car.

  • 2013 Forte SX - 2013 Kia Forte
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    I've had my Forte since Sept of '12 and thus far I have to say my major gripes are the crappier than expected fuel mileage... a tire that buldged out on me that they wouldn't cover under the warranty "because I must have hit something to make it break", and the leather on the steering wheel is so soft that if you happen to get out of your car with your keys in your hand, it tends to scrape the leather on the wheel as you grab it to get out and tear it... so within the first month of having it, they had to totally replace my steering wheel. Ride gets a tad stiff after a couple hours of driving for a long ways but awesome style and love the features

  • The Best deal for the Money! - 2013 Kia Forte
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    Phenominal!

  • why buy anything else!!!!!!! - 2013 Kia Forte
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    This is the best car i have ever owned. I work for ford and this car puts the ford focus to shame i will never buy another ford again

  • Love my new Kia - 2013 Kia Forte
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    I recently purchased a 2012 Kia Forte EX. I absolutely love my car. It has plenty of pick-up, very quiet, great features and great gas mileage. Recently took it on a little road trip and was very impressed with how well it ran. It has more than enough room for my family of 4 and the trunk is large enough for our luggage plus my guitar.

  • Great Car, But Drinks Gas - 2013 Kia Forte
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    We are pleased with all of the features except the mileage. Based on Kia's specs and Edmunds city/highway mileage calculator we expected mileage of 30 to 32 mpg. (The specs said 34+, but you never get that mileage.) However, we are averaging 26-27 mpg for primarily highway driving. Kia should have included the Forte in its fuel economy rating correction program and should have included Forte owners in its Vehicle Owners Compensation program. We have written to the company and EPA about the omission.

  • Good car for my money - 2013 Kia Forte
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    I have owned my Forte for two years now. It has 17000 miles on it and we have driven it in all weather, all terrains, over much if the country without a problem. Ride is comfortable for class. I recently got 42.6 mpg on a trip from the northeast to Georgia and back , and The car usually averages about 36-38 highway, 28 local. Love the exterior staying for its classic, clean look.interior is bland, yes, but not junky, either. This is my second Kia, the first,a Sportage was a great car which I traded in at 80K to get better more economy, never gave me a problem. I trust this car will of as well.

  • Economical Car - 2013 Kia Forte
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    I needed a car that got good gas and good value. I commute 160 miles a day (20 miles dirt road). Getting 31 MPG on average. This is my 4th Kia and one of the reasons of staying with them is the 100,000 warr. & all the options that are included with them. We drive our cars till they fall apart so the resale value means nothing.

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